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Mixed signals on U.S. planting intentions

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A global strategist for grain and oilseeds with Rabobank says he’s getting mixed signals on what U.S. farmers intend to plant this spring.

Stephen Nicholson says soybean margins look better than corn margins. However “talking with seed companies, there continues to be really good corn sales. Their farmer surveys show farmers want to plant more corn again. We’re a little puzzled by that.”

He says many farmers stick to their rotation when making planting decisions, but a reduction in U.S.

Mixed signals on U.S. planting intentions