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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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Day 20 Jul 13 Fred Below speaking "Quest for higher corn & soy yields" event, Chatham, ON

Day 20 Jul 13 Fred Below' "& Wonders of the Corn Yield World" event, Chatham, ON

Day 20 Jul 13 End of 17 US Crop Tour projecting a below avg. corn & soy yield 158 - 162 & 45-46 bpa respectively, '17 is not '16!

Check out Richard Tavers "Farmer Tip of the Day" keep soil moist using irrigation- Day 7 Jun 30, 17 

http://riskmanagement.farms.com/events/us-cornbelt-tour-2017/farmer...

Check Out "Farmer Tip of the Day" Ryan Arens spray 3 times to control weeds on corn- Day 7 Jun 30, 17

http://riskmanagement.farms.com/events/us-cornbelt-tour-2017/farmer...

Check out "Farmer Tip of the Day" Steve Henry apply starter fertilizer "liquid gold"

http://riskmanagement.farms.com/events/us-cornbelt-tour-2017/farmer...

"Farmer Tip of the Day" Bob Gannon Climate/Fiedview can help plan next years crops

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Check out "Expert Tip of the Day" Missy Bauer apply late season nitrogen- Day 17 Jul 11, 17

http://riskmanagement.farms.com/events/us-cornbelt-tour-2017/farmer...

Check out summary video & how to get 17 Special Report: US Crop Tour Summary, Game Plan & Price Targets

http://riskmanagement.farms.com/event/us-cornbelt-tour-2017/summary...

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