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Farmers wait for flood damage effect on big crop inventory

By Compiled by Democrat-Gazette staff from wire reports

This article was published May 10, 2017 at 2:03 a.m.

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A farmer works a field on May 3 south of Eau Claire, Wis. A recent cold spell and rain has slowed crop planting in Wisconsin, now about a week behind the five-year average.

With U.S. farmers bracing for a fourth year of declining incomes, grain production is poised for a drop. Just how much the smaller output will help to erode huge inventories is one of the main data points traders will be watching when the U.S. releases its monthly crop report today.

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