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    ...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CST THIS EVENING...
    Expires: February 29, 2024 @ 7:00pm
    WHAT
    South winds 25 to 35 mph, gusting to 45 mph.
    WHERE
    Russell, Lincoln, Barton, Ellsworth, Saline, Rice, McPherson and Reno Counties.
    WHEN
    Until 7 PM CST this evening.
    IMPACTS
    Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Small tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.
    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
    Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.
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Pork export sales, shipments up sharply on week

The week ending February 8th was a big week for pork export sales. The USDA says pork sales were up sharply on the week, with strong demand from two key trading partners – Mexico and China. Physical shipments of pork were also strong.... Read More.

Russia strikes vessel in Black Sea, shipments continue

An ag economist says tensions remain high in the Black Sea Region. Allendale chief strategist Rich Nelson says a recent report indicates Russia attacked a ship near a port in Ukraine’s Odesa region. “The trade did have a little spike up in terms of Wednesday’s... Read More.

Ukraine halts Black Sea grain shipments

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Stone X: Low river levels could affect fertilizer shipments

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Expert says ag shipments shifted by low river

A grain and oilseed specialist says the water levels in the Mississippi River are slowing down the export market significantly.  Rabobank strategist Steve Nicholson tells Brownfield the impact is already being felt at the Gulf of Mexico ports with basis levels increasing above... Read More.

War in Ukraine boosting Great Lakes ag shipments  

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