Nov 1, 2011
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Weather and Economic Convergence

Predicting the economy is much like predicting the weather. Neither are precise or specific, and frequently they are impacted not by one event, but a convergence of events. While I am not a meteorologist, despite my hours as an undergraduate in this field and taking other natural science electives, I often tell audiences that there are distinct similarities between weather and the economy....More
Nov 1, 2011
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Very Dry Tillage Conditions and Corn Harvest Progress

Completing fall tillage has been a struggle for farm operators in many areas of southern and western Minnesota, due to the extremely dry topsoil conditions. Most of southwest and south-central Minnesota is now listed as being in a moderate drought, with nearly the entire state categorized at abnormally dry....More
Nov 1, 2011
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Chinese Purchases of U.S. Soybeans Disappointing

The soybean market has been waiting on Chinese demand for U.S. soybeans to pick up for weeks, but sales to that top buyer continue to be limited by competition from South America and other factors....More
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