The World on April 4

“May you live in interesting times” is attributed to a Chinese curse. The times are indeed interesting in the grain markets, as China has announced proposed tariffs on corn and corn products; soybeans and soy products; and wheat.

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MarketingJennifer Elwell
2018 Spring Wheat Condition

Across Kentucky, most of the wheat crop that was planted in October has established well and is between Feekes 4 and Feekes 6, for Central to Southern Kentucky, respectively. Of course, this is assuming that is did not drown out from all the rain in March.

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WheatJennifer Elwell
Meeting to focus on grain storage issues

Tight marketing conditions have caused many growers to store larger amounts of grain for longer periods. To help producers work through some potential grain storage issues, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment specialists are hosting the Postharvest Grain Management Meeting Feb. 28. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. CST at the Daviess County Extension office in Owensboro.

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