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Morning Market Review for April 26, 2021

Wallaces Farmer Jacqueline Holland | Apr 26, 2021 https://www.farmprogress.com/morning-market-review/morning-market-review-april-26-2021 Chinese demand and weather woes continue to fuel rallies Corn up 7-15 cents Soybeans up 4-8 cents, soyoil up $0.81/lb, soymeal up $0.80/ton Wheat up 14-18 cents *Prices as of 6:50 am CDT. Corn Corn prices are on a tear again this week, with dry weather in… Full Post

Editorial: Manure from ag operations ruins waterways. When will Iowans get their fill of filthy water?

The Des Moines Register April 22, 2021 The Register's editorial https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/editorials/2021/04/22/trusting-ag-agriculture-industry-manure-environment-not-working-editorial-iowa-waterways-rivers/7305791002/ If a toddler's diaper leaks at a public swimming pool, parents get their kids out of the water. Teenagers gag. Lifeguards recognize there's a problem and respond by skimming, treating or even draining the water. Contrast that with Iowa's natural waterways, which are awash in… Full Post

Ames agrees to cut nitrogen levels by 66%, phosphorus levels by 75% to improve water quality

Ames Tribune Danielle Gehr April 21, 2021 https://www.amestrib.com/story/news/2021/04/21/iowa-dnr-ames-watershed-reduction-goals-water-quality-mississippi-river/7286615002/ The Ames Water & Pollution Control Department is investing in watershed conservation practices after entering a new agreement with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. An Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy requirement challenges wastewater treatment plants in Ames and 100 other communities to reduce nitrogen levels by 66% and phosphorus… Full Post

USDA to Open CRP Enrollment With Higher Payment Rates, New Incentives

Ag Web By AGWEB EDITORS April 21, 2021 https://www.agweb.com/news/policy/politics/usda-open-crp-enrollment-higher-payment-rates-new-incentives Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today USDA will open CRP enrollment with higher payment rates, new incentives and a more targeted focus on the program’s role in climate change mitigation. Additionally, the agency is announcing investments in partnerships to increase climate-smart agriculture. Vilsack made the announcement at the White… Full Post

Baseball & Marketing

By Michael Oleson Corn and soybean prices along with farmland price values are following the same upward trajectory in regards to the current trend. It begs an interesting question: What does this really mean? Typically, many growers will see the positive price improvement and hold out for even higher prices for the next day, then… Full Post

USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report – Despite Colder Weather, Corn, Soybean Planting Plows Ahead

Progressive Farmer 4/19/2021 | 5:56 PM CDT By  Anthony Greder , DTN Managing Editor https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/news/article/2021/04/19/despite-colder-weather-corn-soybean This article was originally posted at 3:04 p.m. CDT on Monday, April 19. It was last updated at 3:38 p.m. CDT on Monday, April 19. OMAHA (DTN) -- Despite the return of more winterlike weather across parts of the country, U.S. farmers… Full Post

Market Approaches $6 Corn – Cash Corn Prices Close in on $6 Per Bushel, Highest Price in Nearly 8 Years

Progressive Farmer 4/20/2021 | 5:44 AM CDT By  Katie Micik Dehlinger , Farm Business Editor https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/news/article/2021/04/19/cash-corn-prices-close-6-per-bushel MT. JULIET, Tenn. (DTN) -- Old-crop corn prices are closing in on $6 per bushel for the first time since 2013, and DTN Lead Analyst Todd Hultman said there's little in the picture that could change the upward price trend. The… Full Post

SOYBEAN PLANTING PASSES AVERAGE PACE, USDA REPORTS – CORN FARMERS ARE MAINTAINING PLANTING PROGRESS, WEEK-TO-WEEK.

Successful Farming By Mike McGinnis 4/19/2021 Corn and soybean seedings have made expected progress, according to the USDA Crop Progress Report. As of Sunday, the U.S. had 8% of the corn crop planted, equal to its five-year average. In its report, the USDA rated soybean planting progress at 3% vs. 2%. CORN As of Sunday,… Full Post

3 BIG THINGS TODAY, APRIL 20, 2021 – SOYBEANS, GRAINS HIGHER OVERNIGHT; EXPORT INSPECTIONS DOWN FOR CORN, BEANS.

Successful Farming By Tony Dreibus 4/20/2021 https://www.agriculture.com/news/three-big-things/3-big-things-today-april-20-2021 1. SOYBEANS, GRAINS RISE OVERNIGHT ON COLD U.S. WEATHER Soybeans and grains surged in overnight trading as extremely cold weather hits much of the U.S. Midwest and Plains. Freeze warnings have been issued for tonight into Wednesday for much of the Midwest. That may affect plants that have… Full Post

NEW-CROP BEANS ARE IN THE TEENS | TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2021 – THE FARM MARKETS ARE STAGING A BIG RALLY.

Successful Farming By Mike McGinnis 4/20/2021 https://www.agriculture.com/markets/analysis/crops/new-crop-beans-are-in-the-teens-tuesday-april-20-2021 On Tuesday, the CME Group's farm markets have full support from investors. In early trading, the May corn futures are 5 1/4¢ higher at $5.97 3/4. July corn futures are 4 1/2¢ higher at $5.85. New crop December corn futures are 5¢ higher at $5.25. May soybean futures… Full Post