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Wheat Growers Local Market Recap - for the week ending November 18th, 2011

It was a rough week for the grain futures as funds continue to focus on macroeconomic influences to the grain market. We saw the funds sentiment turn increasingly bearish following the disappointing export sales report on Thursday. This was coupled with the continually improving new crop productio
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Wheat Growers Local Market Recap - for the week ending November 11th, 2011

After an underwhelming USDA report was, for the most part, within trade guess estimates; it left traders with a neutral to bearish feeling on the grain market, as the market had factored in current USDA report results at these prices. By the end of the week we saw Corn end 17 cents lower and Winter
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Wheat Growers Local Market Recap - for the week ending November 4th, 2011

After a week of hearing about the continuing EU problems and everyone waiting in anticipation for the November 9th USDA report, the grain futures markets did not do a whole lot. By the end of the week we saw Corn end 1 cent higher and Winter Wheat was 20 cents lower off of the December futures. Wh
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Feed your Soybeans

Don't forget about your soybeans this fall in your fertility program. Phosphorus is the main nutrient to keep and eye on with soybeans in our area. One bushel of soybeans will remove 0.75 lbs of P2O5. So 40 bushel soybeans will need about 60 lbs of 11-52-0 to replace what has been removed. Keep in mind we need to put out extra P besides
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Last Chance Before Freeze up Soil Samples

Now is a good time to be talking with your sales agronomist about Soil Sampling.  Whether its MZB sampling or Geo-reference sampling, this fall is a great time to get soil sampling out of the way for spring application.  Soil Sampling  is also a great way to plan your inputs for next spring and is probably the
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