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Flood Damage High From Lack of Warning

19 Mar 2019
By Chris ClaytonDTN Ag Policy Editor GLENWOOD, Iowa (DTN) -- Exasperated local officials told Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Monday about lost farms and businesses due to flooding, ongoing river breaches, the need for higher levees and their concern about a lack of information from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Flooding over the weekend in the Misso...

Cash Market Moves

19 Mar 2019
By Mary KennedyDTN Cash Grains Analyst While the Upper Mississippi River (UMR) remains in winter hibernation, the rest of the river system is overflowing with excess water from snowmelt and recent rains. The flooding is preventing barges from moving grain and fertilizer for spring planting. The UMR will not see its first barge until the ice on Lak...

Listen to the Land - 10

19 Mar 2019
By Charles Johnson Progressive Farmer Contributing Editor Conserve soil, conserve water. Both go hand-in-hand on Steve Stevens' farm, near Tillar, Arkansas. A third-generation farmer on land that's 10 miles from the Mississippi River and 2 miles from the Arkansas River, Stevens has seen plenty of changes during his time here, and not all for the be...

Waiting on Winter Wheat

18 Mar 2019
By Emily UnglesbeeDTN Staff Reporter ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) -- The winter wheat crop is sleeping in this year -- and who can blame it? "Since the first of March, at 2-inch soil depths, we're running 10 degrees below normal," said Kansas State University Extension agronomist Jeanne Falk Jones. "Instead of soil temps being 40 to 42 degrees, they're st...

Todd's Take

18 Mar 2019
By Todd HultmanDTN Lead Analyst Not that long ago, things were looking up for corn prices. Adverse weather in early 2018 resulted in smaller South American corn crops and helped the U.S. achieve record demand of 4.65 billion bushels (bb) in the first quarter of 2018-19. This year, Brazil's soybean crop was diminished by hot and dry conditions in...
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