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U.S. Corn Crop Planting Falls Slightly Behind

Corn planting progress has fallen slightly behind the five-year average, according to USDA’s weekly crop progress report. Only 6% of total corn acreage had been planted as of April 16, which is 3% short of the five-year average and 6% behind the same date last year. For the most part, the slower pace is a result of wet conditions across …

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China Growing Less Corn as Acreage Drops

Farmers in China will plant less corn this season, resulting in the nation’s smallest crop in six years. A poll by Reuters finds that during the spring planting season, growers in China plan to cut corn acreage for the second straight year to 35.2 million hectares, the equivalent of roughly 85 million acres, 4.1 percent less than a year ago. …

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Georgia Tobacco Producers Overwhelmingly Approve Continued Tobacco Assessment

From the Georgia Department of Agriculture Georgia tobacco producers overwhelmingly voted to extend the assessment of fifty cents per hundredweight of tobacco for an additional three years—90.6% of the eligible ballots returned voted yes.  The balloting period for the market order was conducted from March 1st to March 30th. The Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commission for Tobacco utilizes funds received for …

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Georgia Cotton Commission Says Cottonseed Designation Efforts Continue

Efforts continue to help producers with a cottonseed designation. According to the National Cotton Council (NCC), in recent testimony before the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, NCC Chairman Ronnie Lee from Bronwood, Ga. said, “cotton must be brought back into the farm law’s Title I commodity policy as it is the only program crop …

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DDG Prices at Lowest Point in a Decade

Recent trade tensions have hit the dried distiller’s grain market hard. Prices for the U.S. corn byproduct used in animal feed have dropped to the lowest they’ve been at for this time of year in a decade. Earlier this year, China imposed import tariffs on the product, slowing American exports to the world’s largest market. A Bloomberg Report says the …