Ag and Energy Report for June 14th

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Parts of the Midwest may experience another drought this summer, depending on the strength of a developing La Nina weather pattern.

The Purdue University Climate Office says stronger La Nina conditions in summer typically result in Midwest summers that are hotter or drier, or both, the office said.

That’s what happened during the drought in the summer of 2012.

Eating whole grains can help you live longer.

The Harvard School of Public Health says people who ate 70 grams of whole grains per day, compared with those who ate little or no whole grains, had lower risk of premature death.

Whole grains also lowered the risk for cancer and cardiovascular disease, the study found.

Although the prices of coal and gas will continue to scrape bottom over the next couple of decades, the cheapest form of power generation will soon be renewable energy.

That’s the conclusion of the new energy outlook from Bloomberg new energy finance

The study found that wind and solar energy prices will continue to drop and be among the cheapest by 2030.

Some small ranchers don’t like the USDA’s fee on cattle.

The $1 assessment per head ends up marketing beef for more uses.

But some smaller producers feel like they aren’t getting much payback for it.

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