Crop conditions dip again


The condition of the corn and soybean crops continued to deteriorate through the week ending Sunday, with the percentage of the U.S. corn crop rated good to excellent by the U.S. Department of Agriculture dropping from 60 percent last week to 57 percent this week. A year ago 70 percent of the U.S. corn crop…

Dairy prices dip


Prices on Fonterra’s global DairyTrade internet auction platform have again fallen. The average auction price dipped by 1.3 per cent this morning. Fonterra chairman Sir Henry van der Heyden, who is in South America this week, told farmers in an email today that prices had dipped again although he boasted that ”big volumes sold”. In…

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