New-crop sales off to a very slow start

New-crop sales off to a very slow start

WHETHER it is the strong dollar, low interest rates, plenty of grain worldwide or all three, export sales of new-crop corn are off to the slowest start in eight years.

New-crop soybeans are not faring much better, with year-to-date new-crop sales tied for the lowest in six years.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's latest weekly export sales report put new-crop corn sales at 222.6 million bu. as of Aug. 13 and new-crop soyb

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