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Friday, July 29, 2016

Drought Has Mass. Farms On ‘Brink Of Collapse’ � CBS Boston

Drought Has Mass. Farms On ‘Brink Of Collapse’ � CBS Boston: Much of the state is in moderate to severe drought, lawns have gone brown and farmers are desperate to see it pour.

For a lifelong farmer like Edward Davidian, the drought has gone on too long.

“This is probably the driest one I have ever seen,” says Davidian.

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Weekly exports sales were released yesterday morning. For soybeans, net old crop sales came to a net cancellation of 1,400 tonnes. Analysts had been expecting old crop sales of 250,000 to 450,000. New crop soybean sales totaled 678,200, within expectations of 600,000 to 800,000 tonnes.

Old crop corn sales were reported at 438,800 tonnes, continuing the recent strong pace. Estimates were for 300,000 to 500,000. New crop sales totaled 476,500; this was also within expectations of 450,000 to 650,000.

Wheat sales for the 2016/17 marketing year came to 506,100 tonnes, hitting analyst expectations of 400,000 to 600,000.