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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.
Epitome Energy no longer has plans for a biodiesel refinery for the $300 million facility in Polk County.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture lowered its outlook for soybean exports by 65 million bushels and its outlook for domestic crush by 10 million bushels in its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. USDA also raised its forecast for domestic corn production.

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Across Steele County, about 15% of the acres weren’t planted this spring, said Johnny Jorgensen, a Hunter (North Dakota) Insurance Agency who sells Rural Community Insurance Services and NAU Country federal crop insurance. Traill County, which borders Steele County on the east, has about the same percentage of unplanted acreage and Barnes County has from 35 to 40% prevented planting acres, Jorgensen estimated.
Drain tile can help farmers get into fields sooner in a wet year but also helps manage water and nutrients in a dry year, NDSU agronomist Hans Kandel says.
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Ayos, one of the companies getting set to do work in the new Grand Farm, says it wants to “unleash the power of natural resistance” against phytophthora root rot — a major disease of soybeans.
Bayer AG and BASF have won a new trial on $60 million in punitive damages they were ordered to pay a Missouri peach farmer who said dicamba, a herbicide they produced, drifted onto his orchard and harmed his crops.
Iron deficiency chlorosis in soybeans was the topic of discussion during the University of Minnesota Extension’s weekly Field Notes webinar on Wednesday, July 6.

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Bob Worth has volunteered as an MSGA director since 2002, serving in various capacities including president, secretary and treasurer. Most recently, Worth was vice president of the MSGA.
The U.S. Agriculture Department pegged soybean acreage this year at 88.3 million, a 1% increase over the 87.1 million acres farmers planted in 2021. All wheat acreage in the United States also increased by 1% over last year to 47 million acres, USDA said. Corn acreage totaled 89.9 million, 4% less than the 93.4 million acres farmers planted in 2021.
Attendees from six different Asian countries made the trek to Fargo to attend the Food Grade Soybean Procurement Course.

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