Oct 12, 2010
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Little Soy Planting Yet in Brazil's Center-West

  A lack of rain has limited soybean planting in Brazil’s large center-west growing belt so far this fall, but widespread rains are expected to spread into the region the middle of next week boosting planting activity in Brazil’s top soybean state of Mato Grosso and in No. 4 producer Goias.  ...More
Oct 12, 2010
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Small to Midsize Farm Strategy

  So you do not want to be the biggest farmer on the block? What can and should a small farmer do to sustain profitability as the agricultural industry consolidates with fewer but larger farms and ranches? This was a question asked during a recent webcast by two ag lenders that had a large number of midsize and small producers in their loan portfolios.  ...More
Oct 12, 2010
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USDA Crop Report Surprise

The October USDA crop reports are usually fairly uneventful, and most times just reinforce the data from the September report; however, the latest USDA report was totally different. The Crop Production Report released on Oct. 8 sent shock wavesthrough the grain trading industry, and had an immediate strongly bullish impact on corn and soybean markets....More
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