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Weather will continue to be the market focus, at least until the end of August, as ideal conditions will be needed for the soybean crop to reach its potential, Randy Martinson of Martinson Ag Risk Management told Don Wick of Red River Farm Network on the Agweek Market Wrap.
The U.S. soybean harvest, already forecast as the biggest ever, will top previous expectations as prospects in major producing states like Illinois, Indiana and Ohio make up for shortfalls west of the Mississippi River, the government said on Friday.
In a complaint dated July 15, 2022, the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission outlined how the South Dakota Hutterian Co-operative, which has members from multiple Hutterite colonies in South Dakota, has been selling soybeans without a grain buyers license to Ag Processing Inc., referred to as AGP.
The first week of August started out low for the markets but rebounded by Friday, Randy Martinson of Martinson Ag Risk Management and Carah Hart of Red River Farm Network discussed on this week's Agweek Market Wrap. They talked changing weather forecasts, Ukraine grain shipments, U.S. export sales, yield potentials and more.

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In northern growing areas a cold, wet spring delayed planting, and then wind destroyed some of the acreage so farmers had to replant it. In western states, hail damaged acres shortly after they were replanted because of wind damage
The H-2A temporary agricultural worker program is for seasonal workers. The Workforce Modernization Act that could provide open up the H-2A program to dairy and pork producers and other year-round farm employers.
Weather is a key in the short term, said speakers at the Ag Outlook forum at the 2022 Farmfest near Morgan, Minnesota.
The U.S. needs to prepare for livestock disease threats, such as hoof and mouth disease and African swine fever, livestock group representatives said. The discussion came on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, at Farmfest near Morgan, Minnesota, with a panel of seven people representing different segments of agriculture sharing their views on the farm bill.
A legislative field event at Albert Lea Seed on July 26 highlighted the work that’s been done in the past decade by more than 50 researchers of the University of Minnesota’s Forever Green Initiative.
Swany White Flour Mills, Ltd., in downtown Freeport, Minnesota, is one of the longest-running family-owned flour mills in Minnesota, and shares a common family tree with Famo Feeds Inc., a much larger livestock feed mill along Interstate 94, west of town.

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Northeast South Dakota cereal crops were looking good in late July 2022 for the Agweek Cereal Crop Tour, but high winds and hot temperatures raised concerns for crops that started three weeks late and are three weeks behind in development during a critical head-filling time. The tour focused on condition sat the Northeast Research Station for South Dakota State University, at South Shore, S.D.
Jamie Schurhamer, speaking on the Agweek Cereals Crop Tour on July 21, said there were early concerns that 2022 could shape up to be like 2021. But widespread snow in the area eased some concerns, and now cereals crops in the area have high potential for solid yields.
Randy Martinson of Martinson Ag Risk Management talk about the volatility in the market caused by hot temperatures, international stories, the economy and more on this week's Agweek Market Wrap, sponsored by Gateway Building Systems.

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