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Fundamentally Speaking
Fri Aug 30, 2013 08:51 AM CDT

Estimating the U.S. soybean yield in August is always tricky for in many years the crop is not that mature so there is a lot of guesswork involved in estimating the number of pods, especially if few pods are present, now many beans will be present in each pod and how much these beans weigh.

The situation is even more complicated this year as soybean plantings were record late in a number of key producing states so ascertaining yields this year was even more difficult.

As discussed in prior pieces, the lagged development of ...

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