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Grain futures firmed despite other ag market losses Tuesday morning

Corn futures recovered Monday night gains. Soybeans seemingly rebounded from short-term moving average support last night, but proved vulnerable to fresh selling this morning. Given indications that the grain markets were following beans, it wasn’t surprising to see them turn mostly lower around midmorning, but corn proved surprisingly firm as lunchtime approached. May corn futures rose 1.0 cent to $3.89/bushel late Tuesday morning, while December crept up 1.25 to $4.145.

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Consortium launched to conserve monarch butterfly habitat in Iowa

Enhancing the monarch butterfly’s habitat in rural and urban Iowa is the goal of a new, broad-based statewide effort. The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium, established through the efforts of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, will take a science-based approach to enhancing monarch butterfly reproduction and assist community-led implementation efforts.

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Hiniker granular stainless steel side-dress applicator

The Hiniker 6000 Granular Side-Dress Applicator provides precision placement of granular fertilizers. The 7-ton capacity unit is available in 30- and 40-ft widths and features an automatic 8-degree wing tilt for additional crop clearance on end rows.

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U.S. agriculture delegation visits Cuba, protests embargo

The most important U.S. agricultural delegation to visit Cuba in more than a decade began three days of meetings on Monday, hoping to find potential business partners and urge the U.S. Congress to lift the trade embargo against the Caribbean nation.

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Monsanto says GM corn trial in final stage in India

Monsanto's Indian subsidiary expects to submit final trial results for its genetically modified (GM) corn to lawmakers within a year for the government to then decide on a commercial launch, the company's country head said on Friday.

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