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International uncertainty, poor weather are blamed.
Producers got $681 million in trade war aid, with some skirting payment caps.
Higher temperatures and heavier precipitation have increased yields for corn and soybeans in much of Minnesota, Iowa and the Dakotas.
As organic food sales continue to skyrocket, U.S. consumers might be buying products that were tainted in their growing and feeding. Grain fraud investigators like John Bobbe are trying to turn back that rising tide of counterfeit imports.
A hailstorm that ripped through southwest Minnesota last week left thousands of acres of corn and soybeans damaged or destroyed — in many cases too late in the season for farmers to replant their crops.
Farmers will be closely watching the report on Friday, which could result in more improvement.
The Minnesota Corn Growers Association hopes to create new markets for corn, and greener plastic.
Steve Censky gave state's farmers little reason for optimism that the trade war will end soon.
Ohio, Indiana, Illinois farms are still lagging far behind, and corn prices are on the rise.
Because of the cool, wet spring and delayed planting, farmers all over the Midwest had to make last-second decisions on what type of seed to plant.