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  • Above average temperatures and precipitation ahead for much of the Heartland
    by on February 3, 2023 at 1:02 pm

    Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for the likelihood of near- or below-normal temperatures in the West, while warmer-than-normal weather will cover most areas east of the Rockies.  Meanwhile, near- or below-normal precipitation in a broad area stretching from California and the Desert Southwest to the northern Plains and upper Midwest should contrast with wetter-than-normal conditions across the remainder of the U.S., including the Pacific Northwest and all areas east of a line from the southern High Plains to Lake Michigan. ...     

  • Brownfield Ag Weather Today
    by on February 3, 2023 at 12:41 pm

    Any rain across the Deep South will end on Friday.  Farther north, a powerful surge of cold air will overspread the Northeast, with weekend temperatures plunging below -20°F in northern New England.  Most of the remainder of the country will experience a moderation of temperatures, with warmer-than-normal weather soon returning across the Great Plains. Meanwhile, light to moderately heavy precipitation will develop across the West, starting during the weekend.  Other areas of the country, including the Plains, will receive minimal precipitation during the next 5 days.  ...     

  • Growers question impact of Mexico GM corn ban
    by Larry Lee on February 2, 2023 at 10:18 pm

    Growers are asking what if Mexico’s planned ban on genetically modified corn really happens.  Anne Thompson is the Director of Political Strategy for the National Corn Growers Association.  She says the Mexican President’s term ends in June of 2024 and the ban is supposed to begin in January of 2024, so NCGA is working to stop the ban now instead of waiting for a new President. “I think we kind of have to operate under the assumption that his successor could have the same viewpoint on biotech, or arguably, could be worse. ...     

  • Milk futures higher, cash dairy mostly higher Thursday
    by Mark Dorenkamp on February 2, 2023 at 9:52 pm

    February Class III Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange closed 3 cents higher at $17.93.  March up 15 at $17.79.  April 19 higher at $18.12.  May through July contracts 5 to 8 cents higher. Dry whey up $0.0450 at $0.40. Blocks down $0.02 at $1.8750. Barrels up $0.0175 at $1.60. Butter up $0.03 at $2.36. Nonfat dry milk up $0.01 at $1.21. ...     

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