The omnibus funding package released Wednesday provides regulatory relief on several fronts, while offering some major funding boosts for USDA programs, ranging from a new broadband pilot to more conservation investments. It also tackles the so-called "grain glitch."
The first barge has yet to make its way through Lake Pepin to get to St. Paul, Minnesota, because the ice in the middle of the lake was still too thick on March 14, 2018, to allow tows to pass through.
Rain and snow will form in the Northern Plains and Midwest Friday. Dry conditions elsewhere will allow for field work progress ahead of a wet seven-day pattern. Southern Plains wheat areas will be dry again Friday. » More DTN Weather Commentary