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Mark your calendars for the 2017 6th Annual US Corn Belt Crop Tour!

U.S. Corn Belt Crop Tour is back!

Join us from June 24th – July 10th, 2017, as we go through 12 U.S. states  with “Marketing Man” Moe Agostino, to provide farmers with an indication of where grain prices may be headed and provide a selling advantage:- http://riskmanagement.farms.com/events/us-cornbelt-tour-2017

Thank you all Sponsors

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New Contest & win fabulous prizes for 2017 US Corn Belt Crop Tour #cornbelt17
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Moe Agostino
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1-877-438-5729 x5040

Coming soon 17 US Corn Belt Crop Tour
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Join us for the 2017 US Corn Belt Crop Tour Greenfield Global Final Event July 13, 17 Chatham, ON

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Must see Register Now! Fred Below, special "quest for higher corn & soybean yields" farmer favorite

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Starting Day 1 June 24, 17 in Ohio running a little late Thanks to Platinum Sponsors: , , FramsNews,

Day 1 June 24, 17 neat Clyde, OH near county road 224 & 213 corn short late planted vs. 15 that was also a very wet year.

Day 1 June 24, 17 near Clyde, OH soybean holding up better than corn but barely ankle high 16 vs. 15. Thank to all our our silver sponsors

Day 1 June 4, 17 south on Hwy 4 near Liberty County earlier planted corn just above the knees but behind last year for this time of the year

Day 1 June 24, 17 South on Hwy 4 in Dallas County late vs. early planted soybeans. Thank to silver sponsors: Maizex, Alpinepfl, NACHURS

Day 1 June 4, 17 south on Hwy 4 past Bucyrus, OH early vs. late planted corn across the road from each other Thanks silver sponsor rcmAlts

Day 1 Jun 24, 17 south Hwy 4 good looking wheat, USDA ranks winter wheat 83% G-E vs. 16 83% & 15 64% Thanks silver sponsor Canada

Day 1 June 24, 17 S Hwy 4 in Prospect County lake in corn and soybean fields like in 2015 Thank you Platinum Sponsor

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