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Ag Weather Forum
Bryce Anderson
Tuesday, April 06, 2021 6:18 PM
The April 5 USDA weekly crop progress report showed a dramatic drop in soil moisture from the same point last year. [Read Full Blog]
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 4:39 PM
A sharply changing temperature pattern ends with prospects for warm conditions in the prime growing areas for early April. [Read Full Blog]
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 5:27 PM
Significant early spring precipitation is indicated during the mid-March time frame in much of the central United States. [Read Full Blog]
Canada Markets
Cliff Jamieson
Monday, April 12, 2021 8:22 PM
The USDA revised its estimate for global wheat stocks lower for a sixth straight month in April, while continuing to ratchet China's feed demand for wheat higher. [Read Full Blog]
Friday, April 09, 2021 8:36 PM
April USDA data included upward revisions in estimates for global production of canola/rapeseed as well as stocks, although a bullish tone remains in the market. [Read Full Blog]
Thursday, April 08, 2021 8:16 PM
December spring wheat has breached various levels of resistance this week, clearing the path to a return to test the contract high. [Read Full Blog]
Fundamentally Speaking
Joel Karlin
Thursday, April 08, 2021 4:04 PM
March 1 on-farm stocks as a percent of total stocks and total stocks as percent of year ago figure for U.S. corn and soybeans [Read Full Blog]
Monday, March 29, 2021 3:55 PM
World total vegetable oil, world soybean oil and U.S soybean oil stocks-to-use ratios vs. the percent difference of the USDA average soybean oil price for that marketing year is of the prior five-year average [Read Full Blog]
Thursday, March 25, 2021 4:14 PM
10, 20 and 30-year seasonal moves of the Central Illinois soybean oil percent of the combined soybean crush value vs. years where soybean oil's share of the combined soybean crush value exceeded 45% [Read Full Blog]
An Urban's Rural View
Urban Lehner
Monday, April 05, 2021 6:31 PM
Competition with China means the U.S. must rebuild its infrastructure and protect against losing its semiconductor-manufacturing base. [Read Full Blog]
Thursday, April 01, 2021 1:16 PM
Even if you only skim this piece, be sure to read the final paragraph. [Read Full Blog]
Thursday, March 18, 2021 11:33 PM
The financial markets' current concerns about inflation are overdone but the inflation of the 1970s teaches precautionary lessons. [Read Full Blog]
Ag Policy Blog
Chris Clayton
Friday, April 09, 2021 8:44 PM
The discretionary budget at USDA would increase 16% under President Joe Biden's proposal. Among the funding increases would be expanded broadband access, more money for agricultural research, extension and outreach programs, more money for forest management and an increase funding for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). [Read Full Blog]
Tuesday, April 06, 2021 10:06 PM
A letter from the Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation followed a growing list of conservatives and conservative-leaning groups that have written President Joe Biden asking just what 30x30 is supposed to mean. A lot of other people already are having the conversation without the Department of Interior, USDA or other federal agencies, and they are concerned specifically about what it means to them. [Read Full Blog]
Thursday, April 01, 2021 6:17 PM
USDA also will reopen enrollment for new or modified applications under CFAP 2 on April 5 for at least the next 60 days. While USDA is reopening aid for CFAP 2, those cattle producers who did not apply for CFAP 1 last year will not be eligible to enroll for new top-up payments. [Read Full Blog]
Harrington's Sort & Cull
DTN Staff
Monday, April 12, 2021 9:04 PM
The biggest takeaway from the rally that's currently developing is that it could be sustained for a period of time, and the market is already seeing how it's supporting the entire cattle market, not just one side of the marketplace. [Read Full Blog]
Monday, April 12, 2021 9:04 PM
The biggest takeaway from the rally that's currently developing is that it could be sustained for a period of time, and the market is already seeing how it's supporting the entire cattle market, not just one side of the marketplace. [Read Full Blog]
Monday, March 29, 2021 8:13 PM
Moving into this upcoming week's trade, and even looking ahead at the weeks to come, cattlemen need to remind themselves that the market ebbs and flows over time. Take full advantage of what the market has to offer. Don't sit on the sidelines when a rally is begging to develop. [Read Full Blog]
Technically Speaking
DTN Staff
Monday, April 12, 2021 3:17 PM
Markets are acting toppy in the short run. [Read Full Blog]
Monday, April 05, 2021 2:09 PM
A technical look at new-crop contracts of corn, soybeans and spring wheat. [Read Full Blog]
Monday, March 29, 2021 2:58 PM
DTN's weekly analysis of the U.S. Dollar Index, Bloomberg Commodity Index and April bitcoin futures. [Read Full Blog]
Minding Ag's Business
Katie Dehlinger
Monday, April 12, 2021 7:41 PM
USDA's farm income forecast for 2021 calls for lower net farm incomes, but that hardly tells the story. [Read Full Blog]
Friday, March 12, 2021 5:17 PM
By allowing individual investors to buy shares in a farming operation, several new financial technology startups are breaking down barriers to farmland ownership. [Read Full Blog]
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 7:00 PM
Higher crop insurance revenue guarantees for corn, soybeans and wheat will translate into higher premiums, but Purdue University experts recommend farmers don't skimp on coverage in order to save on premium. [Read Full Blog]
Ethanol Blog
DTN Staff
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 3:33 PM
Poet LLC announced it is expanding purified-alcohol production at an ethanol plant in Ohio and is launching a new label for renewable carbon dioxide and dry ice. [Read Full Blog]
Monday, March 29, 2021 4:52 PM
The largest farmers cooperative in the country has expanded the availability of E15 at 10 additional terminals in four states. [Read Full Blog]
Friday, March 26, 2021 7:45 PM
A group of 13 Republican senators have asked the EPA to grant general waivers to the Renewable Fuel Standard. [Read Full Blog]
Machinery Chatter
Dan Miller
Monday, April 12, 2021 9:21 PM
AGCO is winning awards with its IDEAL combine, including a prestigious Davidson Prize this year for its AutoDock remote header docking system. [Read Full Blog]
Friday, April 09, 2021 9:03 PM
AGCO talks about an electric Fendt, as well as its new Protec combo baler. We also have tips on expanding or building new grain handling systems, and our Ask The Mechanic Columnist Steve Thompson looks at why a tractor may have problems with the lift. [Read Full Blog]
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 9:36 PM
John Deere unveils to media its new implements and technology, including sprayers and tractors, that will help farmers be more efficient, productive and comfortable in the field. [Read Full Blog]
South America Calling
DTN Staff
Thursday, April 08, 2021 6:27 PM
Central Brazil corn areas have seen only brief dryness easing in the past week. Dryness is set to return to safrinha corn through next week. [Read Full Blog]
Thursday, April 01, 2021 7:44 PM
Dryness in central Brazil has started to concern safrinha producers with decreased yield potential. Showers look like they will pop up for the first week of April, easing some concerns. Models continue to paint a picture of overall dryness for the month of April despite next week's showers, so concerns should continue. [Read Full Blog]
Thursday, March 25, 2021 5:37 PM
A drier period has developed over central and northern Brazil this week. Models indicate that below-normal rainfall could last all the way through April, giving rise to greater concern for a safrinha corn crop that is already behind. [Read Full Blog]
Market Matters Blog
DTN Staff
Monday, April 12, 2021 3:42 PM
Four North American Class I railroads filed comments with the Surface Transportation Board opposing the merger without a strict review taking place. [Read Full Blog]
Friday, April 09, 2021 4:54 PM
DTN's weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was lower on average versus a week ago. [Read Full Blog]
Monday, April 05, 2021 4:52 PM
Tight old-crop supplies of soybeans are pushing basis to new highs. [Read Full Blog]
Production Blog
Pam Smith
Monday, April 12, 2021 6:32 PM
A giant show-and-tell farm grows clues to fight back against soybean cyst nematode. [Read Full Blog]
Friday, April 09, 2021 9:48 PM
Anhydrous ammonia tanks are moving as corn planting kicks into gear. [Read Full Blog]
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 8:51 PM
Random packages of seeds that appeared in mailboxes last year are still being tracked, and additional guidance is being offered. [Read Full Blog]
Editors' Notebook
Greg D.Horstmeier
Monday, March 22, 2021 9:56 PM
March 23, National Agriculture Day, includes a full set of virtual events celebrating U.S. agriculture. While this year we'll miss the ability to gather in Washington, D.C. and in towns across America, no year has shown us the importance and availability of food as has the past 12 months. [Read Full Blog]
Thursday, December 31, 2020 2:57 PM
Our annual look back on the major ag stories of the year was perhaps as painful as the year itself. [Read Full Blog]
Wednesday, December 02, 2020 6:37 PM
The DTN and Progressive Farmer team has put together an outstanding lineup of speakers and topics for the 2020 Ag Summit, which will be a virtual event this year. Register now and find a comfortable place to take part. [Read Full Blog]
DTN Market Headlines
See What 100 Years Can Do

In July 2016, Farm Credit marked 100 years of support for rural communities and agriculture, a milestone celebrated throughout the year and now drawing to a close. See highlights from Farm Credit's year-long centennial celebration. 

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