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Thursday, March 03, 2016

With Economy Stuck In The Mud, Farmers Sink Deeper Into Debt : The Salt : NPR

With Economy Stuck In The Mud, Farmers Sink Deeper Into Debt : The Salt : NPR: At the Lee Valley consignment sale near Tekamah, Neb., dozens of used tractors, planters and other equipment were on the auction block for farmers trying to save a few extra dollars. It was a muddy day, with trucks and four-wheelers leaving deep black ruts — fitting conditions for an industry wallowing in bad news.

Shallow Waters | Agweb.com

Shallow Waters | Agweb.com: As a corn and soybean producer in Island, Ky., Jonathan Miller knows his toughest competitor is not the farmer down the road but the one thousands of miles away in Brazil or Argentina.

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Grain markets are steady to higher with outside markets a bit firmer. Short covering would have to be credited for the rally as new news is limited.

Weekly export sales data will be released at 7:30 am. Trade estimates are: corn 700,000 to 1,100,000 tonnes, soybeans 200,000 to 600,000 tonnes, soymeal 100,000 to 250,000 tonnes soyoil 0 to 10,000 tonnes and wheat 200,000 to 450,000 tonnes.

Allendale Inc Annual Acreage Survey is underway! Share your planting intentions for corn, soybeans and/or wheat for 2016 and we will email you the survey results as soon as they are available. The survey ends Friday, March 11th and results will be emailed to participants on March 16th. Click here to enter your data. Thank you for your help and participation!