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Grain Barge Rates Rise Sharply

Grain Barge Rates Rise Sharply

USDA's AMS reports Illinois river barge freight rates rose 29% from the previous week and are 79% higher than year-ago and 91% above the three-year average.

Phosphate De-Couples From Corn Price

Phosphate De-Couples From Corn Price

Mosaic Co. CEO says high input costs are forcing cuts in phosphate production.

Drought Monitor: Drought Worsens in Oklahoma, Arkansas

Drought Monitor: Drought Worsens in Oklahoma, Arkansas

California remains in intense drought.

Showers and Thunderstorms from eastern Oklahoma to Michigan

Showers and Thunderstorms from eastern Oklahoma to Michigan

Long period of dry weather following current showers and thunderstorms.

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Cash Sales Monitor

40% of 2014-crop corn is sold

2014-Crop Corn Sales

Cash-only marketers are 40% sold and hedgers are 50% sold in the cash market.

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70% of 2014-crop wheat is sold

2014-Crop Wheat Sales

Cash-only marketers are 70% sold and hedgers are 85% sold in the cash market.

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50% of 2014-crop soybeans are sold

2014-Crop Soybean Sales

Cash-only marketers and hedgers are 50% sold in the cash market.

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50% of 2014-crop cotton is sold

2014-Crop Cotton Sales

Cash-only marketers and hedgers are 50% sold in the cash market.

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