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Rachael Erin Nichole

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Sunday July 17, 2016

She was doing everything right, and we still lost our Rachael Erin Nichole. She went quickly into the evening sunlight yesterday in Branson, Missouri. A place she and her mother both love.

Claranne and I thank our friends and family for their prayers. Rachael was with us only briefly, but it seemed as natural to us as if she'd been in our home all her life. We loved her as our own, and our children had already adopted Rach as a sister. She is gone from us far to soon... a heart transplant miracle from five years ago that simply succumbed suddenly and without warning.



Rachael loved life and everyone surrounding her. She knew no stranger, and endearingly called most aunt or uncle. Her world was filled with her pets, technology and innocence. She loved movies and General Hospital and the color pink. She had an infectious smile and a dismissive, but sweet eye roll, that could simultaneously amuse and correct. She wanted everyone to be happy.  Visitation will begin a…

Soybean Prices Dominated By Supply Uncertainty

The price of soybeans is being driving by supply side uncertainties. The new crop November soybean contract traded at the CME Group in Chicago reached its current contract high price of $11.86 a bushel about a month ago. This is $3.22 above the low made last November. University of Illinois agricultural economist Darrel Good says as is typically the case this time of year, price direction will now be mostly determined by the estimated size of the U.S. crop, with the pace of consumption playing a minor role.Quote Summary - Forecasts of an upcoming period of above normal temperatures in the U.S., a continuation of strong export sales, and a strong pace to the domestic crush have helped support the recent modest price rally.While the strong pace of export sales and the domestic crush may have provided modest support for soybean prices, the major focus writes Darrel Good in this week’s Weekly Outlook found on the FarmDocDaily website has been and will continue to be on U.S. weather and yi…

July 5 | USDA NASS Weekly Crop Progress Report

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NOAA Predicted 7 Day Rain Fall Starting July 1

Here is the current Predicted 7 Day Precipitation Totals from @NOAA. Map starts from today. pic.twitter.com/BMBH6O76OG — Todd E. Gleason (@commodityweek) July 1, 2016
Predicted Rain Fall via @NOAA
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June Precip % of normal. This along with the high heat makes June a rough month in the corn belt. Precip coming... pic.twitter.com/eEhKikqMZD — Todd E. Gleason (@commodityweek) July 1, 2016