Latest USDA Report Bumps Soybean Yields – Jon Driedger, FarmLink Marketing

Last week’s USDA report managed to bring one notable surprise to light. Soybean yields were actually much higher than anticipated. While that may have been a welcome surprise to farmers and is overall a good news story, there will be a bit of an adjustment period while a market, that doesn’t really like surprises, adjusts to those numbers. spoke to Jon Driedger, Market Analyst with FarmLink Marketing Solutions about about the fallout from those numbers, it’s effect on other crops like canola and what we can expect to see as the market adjusts.

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