Storms affecting wheat prices

(Sidney Herald) Wheat markets were mixed with spring wheat regaining some lost ground against the winter wheats. Another bomb cyclone hit the northern plains, dropping deep snow across much of spring wheat country and further delaying fieldwork. Winter wheats moved lower on improving crop conditions for both hard red winter and soft red winter.

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Jonathan Schuler
A 5,000-year-old barley grain discovered in Finland changes understanding of livelihoods

(Phys.org) On the basis of prior research, the identity of the Pitted Ware Culture from the Stone Age has been characterized as hard-core sealers, or possibly even related to Inuits of the Baltic Sea. Now, researchers have discovered barley and wheat grains in areas previously inhabited by this culture, leading to the conclusion that the Pitted Ware Culture adopted agriculture on a small scale.

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Jonathan Schuler
Long-awaited Ag Census set for release

Agripulse) The Agriculture Department this week releases the eagerly anticipated 2017 Census of Agriculture, which will provide fresh clues to consolidation trends in farming and measure the growth of small-scale and urban production and beginning farmers.

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Jonathan Schuler