The USDA is weighing proposals to release genetically modified diamondback moths in New York and a GM virus to fight citrus greening in Florida, while the EU tackles mycotoxins.
After several delays due to rain, Brent and Lisa Judisch of Cedar Falls, Iowa, were finally able to plant their first 220 acres of corn on Monday. Meanwhile, warm weather in northern Oklahoma has allowed Zack Rendel of Miami, Oklahoma, to plant his crops and has also helped his canola and wheat...
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Outside of weather, Friday's planned news items will include monthly reports of existing home sales and cattle on-feed inventory. Currency trading is quiet early, but may turn volatile with Sunday's election in France.Weather
Moderate to locally heavy rain is in store for the Southern Plains and the southern Midwest Friday. Other primary crop areas will be dry. The majority of the Midwest remains dry through the weekend, offering favorable opportunities for planting progress.