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Shutdown, Tariffs Leave Grain Markets in New Territory

Decisions on selling, planting are challenging with touchy grain market

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Record yields. Soybean tariffs. A federal shutdown.

Key moments in the 2018-19 season continue to make for an exciting year for agriculture, reports JC-TC.

The partial federal government shutdown made for a touchy grain market, which, in turn, has made decisions on selling and planting grain more challenging for local producers connected to the price of soybeans and corn.

The overall markets, and therefore farmers who sell in those markets, have been flying blind on when to sell and what to plant, Josh Green, Tate and Lyle Coles Station grain elevator manager, told JC-TC.

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