May 5, 2017
Corn, soybean and wheat futures are on track to finish higher for the week, with winter wheat markets awaiting damage estimates from Sunday’s snowstorm.
A crop tour’s Kansas production estimate of 282 million bushels assumes 18.5% acreage abandonment, which would be higher than during each of the previous two years.
Wet weather is being watched in the corn and soybean markets as planting is under way.
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Farm Futures Senior Editor Bob Burgdorfer comes to Penton Farm Progress with experience as a reporter covering grain markets and other global news with Reuters, Inc. A journalism graduate from Kansas State University, Bob has also worked at daily newspapers and Knight-Ridder as a commodity reporter, covering grains and livestock. He has earned five writing awards for his coverage of Mad Cow Disease, immigration issues and other international breaking news stories.
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