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The recent weather pattern continues to bring rain to the Eastern Corn Belt while the western edge remains dry, leaving high poor-to-very poor crop ratings in both Indiana and South Dakota. With these early problems, a record national yield doesn't seem likely in 2017 (Source: DTN ProphetX).
Todd's Take
6/27/2017 | 6:22 AM CDT
Sugarcane aphids are moving north once again, but light populations and good control options suggest farmers will have the upper hand this year. (Photo courtesy Gabriela Esparza-Diaz, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension)
Sorghum Pest Alert
6/27/2017 | 12:47 PM CDT
(DTN photo illustration by Nick Scalise)
USDA Weekly Crop Progress
6/26/2017 | 3:35 PM CDT
There are broad disagreements about just how much corn will be grown in China this year, based on differences in USDA, the Chinese Ag Ministry and private estimates. (Photo by Lin Tan)
China Corn Acreage Down
6/26/2017 | 6:58 AM CDT
  1. Bullish Dissent in Corn

  2. Sugarcane Aphid Creeping North Once Again

  3. Soybean, Spring Wheat Conditions Drop

  4. China's Production and Stocks Could Continue Lower

  5. Clock Ticking on STB to Make Permanent Decision on Rail Rate Challenges

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