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Monday, August 3rd, 2020

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Dairy cows could lead the way to COVID-19 herd immunity

By Lacey Newlin

The term herd immunity has been rolling off just about everyone’s tongue during COVID-19 conversations, and since the word “herd” is associated with animals, it seems fitting that a cow could change the direction of this corona-coaster by providing humans immunity and treatment. In response to the current pandemic, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company in South Dakota has brought a COVID-19 therapeutic candidate called SAB-185 to the frontlines of the coronavirus fight via dairy cows. Read more

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China makes second largest ever corn buy

By David Murray

Amid stepped-up buys of United States grains, China made its second biggest ever single buy of U.S. corn. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported July 10—1.365 million tons, the biggest single daily sale since 1994. Read more

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Preserving hay profits starts with storage

By Lacey Newlin

There is not a sadder sight than a moldy, ruined round bale, especially after all the work it takes to grow forage, bale it and stack the end product. Kevin Shinners, professor of biological systems engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said hay growers can cut their hay storage losses with a few simple steps. Read more

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Virtual format for U events adds value

By Dave Bergmeier

High Plains Journal’s signature summer events—Sorghum U/Wheat U and Cattle U and Trade Show—are headed for a new virtual format because of COVID-19. Sorghum U/Wheat U will be Aug. 11 and 12 and the Cattle U and Trade Show will be Sept. 8 to 11. Read more

A time to work, a time to rest

By Jennifer M. Latzke

To everything, there’s a season and a reason. Read more

Keep an eye on these fundamentals as we wrap up summer

By Naomi Blohm

Summer is coming to a close, and yet the year 2020 is not coming to a close fast enough. Looking ahead there are likely going to be many twists and turns for agricultural commodities in the coming months. Sometimes it is tricky to know which fundamentals might move the market in any single day. Read more

What's Next

Aug. 10: In our upcoming Sorghum Marketing and Finance issue, Kylene Scott discusses how the sorghum basis is higher than corn. To place an ad, call 1-800-452-7171 or email ads@hpj.com.

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