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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday, Nov. 29, he is seeking a deal with Washington after the United States threatened legal action over Mexico's plan to ban genetically modified (GMO) corn in 2024.
The expansion northwest of Fargo, North Dakota, will allow Peterson Farms Seed to more quickly moving process bulk soybean seed for its dealers, the company said in a news release.
The potatoes, donated by Northland Potato Growers Association members through a project dubbed Northland Potato Blessing Project, will be used for meals, holiday gift baskets and food boxes during the next year.
Volatility continues in the markets, with headline news leading the way, Randy Martinson of Martinson Ag Risk Management and Randy Koenen of Red River Farm Network discussed on the Agweek Market Wrap. They talk war news, export sales, Mississippi River levels, drought, cattle herd reduction and more on this week's episode.
A growing number of soybeans are showing up with a seed coat something other than yellow. The soybeans that often have a large area that is often more brown are called soybeans of other colors, or SBOC.
The volume included almost 6 million metric tons of wheat, 8.3 million metric tons of corn and 1.3 million metric tons of barley.

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Last winter's uncertainly on fertilizer inputs has subsided somewhat. Flexible or not, any lease is likely to reflect the strong prices for commodities and the demand for cropland.
LeRoy and Rosemary Helbling of Mandan, North Dakota, farm with International Harvester equipment that is mostly 30 to 40 years old, kept in pristine condition. They raise crops primarily as feed for their Hereford herd of cows.
The USDA had some surprising numbers this week in the Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates reports. Randy Martinson of Martinson Ag Risk Management and Don Wick of Red River Farm Network discuss that, as well as exports, what a railroad strike would mean for markets, the Black Sea grain deal, an uneventful week in livestock and more on this week's Agweek Market Wrap.

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