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Weather, politics keep markets roiling

Ag View Pitch: Guest host Brad Downing and Duane Lowry are getting you ready for the week with a look at the USDA S&D report among other things on tap in this week's podcast.

Brad Downing, of Cross Creek Ag Solutions in Greentown IN, fills in today for Chris Barron, who is busy side-dressing N before rain arrives, to talk with Duane Lowry and discuss the Week Ahead Outlook. Today Brad and Duane cover this week's monthly USDA S&D report, the acreage report at the end of the month and the potential for a weather-inspired short-covering process in the grain markets. We also discuss the political uncertainties that seem to be arising and how that might impact producers' longer-range profitability. With weather now very much in focus, price volatility potential increases and marketing decisions become even more critical.

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