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Corn is increasingly popular with farmers in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota. One of the reasons is the fact that land costs are lower than those in the Corn Belt, the nation's key corn producing area.
The wheat markets had losses of 15 to 20 cents last week, following along with the steep losses seen in the row crop markets. Noncommercial money was flowing out of the grain markets ahead of the holiday breaks and year-end.
Chad Groos, 41, farms two miles north of Coleman, S.D., with his father, Andy, and brothers Eric and Grant. Groos says his family is fortunate this year, compared with those farther south plagued by severe drought.
CHICAGO — Livestock and poultry producers formally asked the Obama administration Monday to suspend the nation’s renewable fuels standard because it is causing “severe economic harm” as corn prices surged to a record.
ELIZABETH CAMPBELL AND MARIO PARKER
, July 31, 2012
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