The USDA released 2017 seeded acreage estimates Thursday, while DTN's Joel Karlin shows variability in past February estimates when compared to estimates released in late March. Similar challenges are faced in early data released for Canadian crops.
Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, addressed trade and the status of Agriculture Secretary nominee Sonny Perdue at a press conference before the Senate Agriculture Committee held a field hearing Thursday in Manhattan, Kansas.
If recent warm weather across the country continues, the grain shipping season on U.S. waterways could see an early start this year. The warm weather also may be a temptation for farmers to start spring field work early.
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