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Midweek Cash Markets | August 4, 2021

Cash livestock fundamentals remain strong.

CME/Purdue Ag Economy Barometer signals farmers nervous about rising input costs

The ag economy barometer stabilized at levels similar to where it stood for much of 2017 through 2019.

Using genetic engineering, Benson Hill has developed a trait that allows corn plants to absorb more carbon, which translates into more grain.
Hot, dry weather for northwest Corn Belt again drags down corn ratings

On the other hand, soybean and spring wheat ratings unexpectedly improved. Find more highlights of USDA's Crop Progress and Condition report.

CCI rating improves for spring wheat and soybeans, drops for corn

This was the first weekly uptick in the spring wheat CCI of the growing season.

Corn export inspections impress

The amount of corn inspected for export handily topped expectations and the tally nearly doubled the year-ago figure. In addition, last week’s number was also revised nearly 150,000 MT higher.

Monday Morning Wake Up Call | August 2, 2021

Corn and wheat futures are higher and soybeans are mixed. Cattle and hog futures are higher to start the week.

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Weather stations, appropriate farm machinery for African farmers needed

In Kenya, farmers can’t spend much time thinking about the UN’s sustainable development goals, let alone striving to meet them, when we don’t have a good sense of whether it will rain next week.

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EPA announces plans to revert to foundational WOTUS while it works to refine new rule

EPA and Army say they will work to develop a "a reasonable, effective, and durable definition of WOTUS," and enlist the public's help to do so.