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Mycogen Seeds is moving away from the trait-driven seed pricing strategy in hopes of re-establishing the connection between commodity value and seed price. (DTN/Progressive Farmer file photo)
Posted by Emily Unglesbee

Mycogen Seeds is changing its pricing strategy in 2017, as smaller companies trim their portfolio, and most larger companies stay the course.


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Stocks ended mostly lower on Friday after Federal Reserve officials said the case has strengthened for raising interest rates above the super-low levels that have helped fuel a seven-year bull market.

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Shelby County, Iowa, farmer Amy McLaughlin (far right) talks to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (far left) about how high CRP rental rates are making it hard for younger farmers such as herself to lease ground where she lives. McLaughlin knows about the rental rates because she also works at the local FSA office. (DTN photo by Chris Clayton)
Posted by Chris Clayton

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack held a roundtable Wednesday with a mix of young and beginning Iowa farmers. The farmers used the forum to talk about their success or complications with various USDA programs, but there were also a lot of complaints about CRP rental rates and finding access...

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Scattered light to locally moderate showers through the central Plains, the southwest and central Midwest region during Friday or Friday night will favor late-filling summer crops in the region. Mostly favorable conditions for maturing summer crops in the northern and Southern Plains, the Delta and the southeast with only a few light showers expected during Friday or Friday night.


The eyes of traders worldwide will be on Jackson Hole, Wyoming, as FOMC Chairwoman Janet Yellen gives a speech at 9 a.m. CDT. Ahead of that, Q2 GDP and August consumer sentiment data are set to be released. Grain trade will likely be influenced by the reaction of the U.S. dollar index, with most of the immediate interest taken care of in Thursday sharp sell-off.