A busy week in ag news

Spring planting is wrapping up and farmers are trying to decide if requesting prevented-planting payments is the right decision, or if there’s another, better option.

Canadian grain handlers are asking their federal government to require major rail companies to devote a minimum number of cars to grain shipments each month, in an effort to avoid worsening of already unprecedented logjams in shipments.

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association is urging farmers to begin planning and preparing for their propane needs at harvest time, even though it’s months away, to avoid issues with propane shortages from last year’s harvest and drying season.

U.S. farmers are mad about Japan’s trade barriers and say they could derail the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

That’s only a little taste of the news that’s come across my desk this week, and most of that is just from today.

The dorky newsy in me is ecstatic about the amount of news coming up in Agweek’s June 16 issue.

Don’t miss it. And I hope I can fit it all in.

 

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