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Extra-hot weather fires up US harvest

Cash bids at Midwest elevators and processors weaken in anticipation of grain influx; shipping costs surge

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As at last Friday, high temperatures in Chicago, in the centre of the US Corn Belt, set records and topped 32° Celsius for three straight days.

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UNSEASONABLY hot US weather is accelerating corn and soya crop maturity after months of concerns that lagging development could drag down yields or put some late-planted acres at risk of damage from frost, agronomists and analysts said.

Farmers around the US Midwest are...

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