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Crop Conditions and Progress Report

Corn Conditions: The Total US Corn Conditions remain at a 74% Good/Excellent rating this week, up from last year’s 69% rating at this time. Looking across the board: ND,TX,
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Crop Conditions and Progress Report

Corn: This week’s Total US Corn Conditions are down 2% to a 74% Good/Excellent rating. PA, MO, NE, and CO are all down a percent. SD is down 3% while MI and IL are both -4%. OH
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Crop Conditions and Progress Report

Corn Conditions: The Total US Corn Conditions once again remain at a 76% Good/Excellent rating. Looks like there are not as many red numbers this week compared to last week. States
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Crop Conditions and Progress Report

Corn: Looking at the corn conditions, they remain at a 76% Good/Excellent rating. Ranging from down 6% in OH to up 4% in IL. SD is down another 4% to 63% G/E along with PA and TX
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Crop Conditions and Progress Report

Corn: Total US Corn Conditions improved by a percent to 76% G/E rating. With help from MO and IL both up 4%, they are the biggest movers of this week. SD, KY, and NC are down 1% as well as TN and PA at -2% and TX down the most with a -3% move to a 68% G/E rating on the week. Over all, Corn
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Reminder on Soybean Moisture

The calendar says it is the last day of September and we have yet to see a killing frost across virtually all of the Wheat Growers trade area. This is a little unusual for us in the Dakotas, but what is normal anymore? With the absence of frost, our abundant summer moisture, and great crop
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A 5 year look into Northern South Dakota average cash Corn and Soybean prices

Here is a look at the average cash prices for Corn and Soybeans in Northern South Dakota. Interesting to note that it only has paid to carry Corn from harvest to the July timeframe 2 out of the last 5 years. For Soybeans it was worth holding onto beans 3 out of the last 5 years.

As
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Keeping Grain Quality & Safety a Top Priority into the New Year

Combines are put away, bins are full, and it’s starting to feel like winter out there. As the seasons have changed, we have been seeing some grain going out of condition despite going into the storage bin at very low moisture levels. Don’t forget to monitor the grain you have in
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Corn Plant Health

This summer's drought has put added stress on corn plants and compromised the overall plant health. I have looked at many fields and would say the strength of the ear shank is average at best. It is a good idea to look at the corn on your farm and plan a harvest schedule accordingly. The
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Will Crop Insurance Affect Winter Wheat Acres?

 Winter wheat planting has begun and so far the planting pace is dragging. With a severe drought ravaging through the southern states producers are opting to wait and see if much needed rain develops before putting the seed in the ground.  The question that needs to be asked is,
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Pre-Opening Comments

I want to remind you that SDWG will have booths at Dakota Fest (Aug. 16 -18) in Mitchell and the Brown County Fair (Aug. 16 - 21) in Aberdeen. We will have both grain originators and sales agronomists at the booth and would love to have a chance to visit with you.
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Pre-Opening Comments

I want to remind you that SDWG will have booths at Dakota Fest (Aug. 16 -18) in Mitchell and the Brown County Fair (Aug. 16 - 21) in Aberdeen. We will have both grain originators and sales agronomists at the booth and would love to have a chance to visit with you.
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Pre-Opening Comments

I want to remind you that SDWG will have booths at Dakota Fest (Aug. 16 -18) in Mitchell and the Brown County Fair (Aug. 16 - 21) in Aberdeen. We will have both grain originators and sales agronomists at the booth and would love to have a chance to visit with you.
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Pre-Opening Comments

The outside markets seem to have stabilized this morning with DOW futures up 129 as I write these words.  Crude oil and the dollar are still a little lower while gold is higher once again.

August 9, 2011
By: Craig Haugaard, Grain Origination Manager


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Pre-Opening Comments

It is no secret that the news that has dominated since Friday evening is the downgrading of the United States from AAA to AA+.  With this downgrade we now have the same credit rating as that economic powerhouse, Belgium.  In overnight trade stock market indexes around the world as
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Pre-Opening Comments

It is with more than a little embarrassment that I reveal publicly for the first time that the first vote I ever cast for president was in 1976 and I cast that vote for Jimmy Carter.  Although I wax nostalgic for those days from time to time one thing that I don’t miss are the
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Winter Wheat Protein Averaging

Well after some rainy delays it looks like the winter wheat harvest is back on track in the Dakotas. Have you heard about the new protein-averaging program Wheat Growers is offering? Here are the details: 

Effective July 19, 2011, we will be offering protein averaging for
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