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Ag Weather Forum
John Baranick
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 4:43 PM
Hot and mostly dry conditions for the first half of June will reverse with a system moving through this coming weekend. The storm that brings the changes may lead to some widespread rainfall to the Corn Belt. [Read Full Blog]
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 4:43 PM
Hot and mostly dry conditions for the first half of June will reverse with a system moving through this coming weekend. The storm that brings the changes may lead to some widespread rainfall to the Corn Belt. [Read Full Blog]
Saturday, June 12, 2021 11:10 AM
Flooding rains affected a portion of the Delta region this week, bringing a need to replant or file insurance claims. [Read Full Blog]
Canada Markets
Cliff Jamieson
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:18 PM
Ahead of Statistics Canada's June acreage report, this study looks at the average change in seeded acres during the past five years for select crops. [Read Full Blog]
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:18 PM
Ahead of Statistics Canada's June acreage report, this study looks at the average change in seeded acres during the past five years for select crops. [Read Full Blog]
Monday, June 14, 2021 8:28 PM
Producers delivered the highest volume of wheat (excluding durum) seen over the crop year in week 44, while it continues to be shipped offshore at a rapid pace. [Read Full Blog]
Fundamentally Speaking
Joel Karlin
Friday, June 11, 2021 1:00 PM
Combined good and excellent ratings reported in the initial USDA weekly crop ratings for soybeans vs. percent the final U.S. soybean yield deviated from the 30-year trend. [Read Full Blog]
Wednesday, June 09, 2021 3:58 PM
Cumulative precipitation for the first five months of the year for the top 21 corn and soybean growing states [Read Full Blog]
Friday, June 04, 2021 1:05 PM
Five, ten and 20-year average of the top 18 corn producing states yields as a percent of the U.S. yield vs. "other" states that produce corn that are grouped together [Read Full Blog]
An Urban's Rural View
Urban Lehner
Thursday, June 10, 2021 5:40 PM
Using genetic engineering, scientists are moving close to being able to eliminate a scourge to mankind. Should they? [Read Full Blog]
Tuesday, June 01, 2021 1:03 PM
There are three messages for carnivores in a tantalizing new commercial for a plant-based product, and maybe a fourth for cattle producers. [Read Full Blog]
Friday, May 21, 2021 4:01 PM
The CDC guidance that vaccinated people need no longer wear masks should be a step toward making masks less controversial. [Read Full Blog]
Ag Policy Blog
Chris Clayton
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 1:12 AM
West Coast port problems are limiting the potential for exports of pork and other products, according to testimony Tuesday at a House Transportation Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee hearing. [Read Full Blog]
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 1:35 AM
Trying to curb a decline in acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program, USDA is boosting rental rates and various land-improvement incentives. The deadline approaches to apply for the CRP general sign-up. [Read Full Blog]
Friday, June 11, 2021 10:12 PM
Farmers and livestock producers who have been waiting for aid payments for Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) and the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP-Plus) should see payments over the next several week as USDA announced more than $1 billion in aid released starting June 15. [Read Full Blog]
Harrington's Sort & Cull
DTN Staff
Monday, June 14, 2021 8:07 PM
More than anything, cattlemen are looking for a sense of what the market could be in the weeks to come. Dealing with unfavorable prices is one thing, dealing with drought and high feed prices is another, but if one can lessen the chances of being blindsided by more challenges, you will have a better chance at overcoming the hurdles. [Read Full Blog]
Monday, June 07, 2021 10:26 PM
While I'm thankful last week's cyberattack was quickly dealt with, I'm also here to tell you that the cost of wasted time and missed opportunities is high. [Read Full Blog]
Monday, May 24, 2021 8:40 PM
It seems like government officials, industry leaders and the nation's largest cattlemen associations are finally hearing the pleas from the countryside. [Read Full Blog]
Technically Speaking
DTN Staff
Monday, June 14, 2021 1:13 PM
Vegetable oil prices have been trending higher together since June 2020. That is starting to change. [Read Full Blog]
Monday, June 07, 2021 2:37 PM
Soybean meal has been the short hedge of the soybean complex, but perhaps it's time to take a look at meal as being undervalued relative to the rest of the soy complex. [Read Full Blog]
Tuesday, June 01, 2021 1:40 PM
The three U.S. wheats are about to start a new 2021-22 season with three different technical looks. [Read Full Blog]
Minding Ag's Business
Katie Dehlinger
Wednesday, June 09, 2021 9:45 PM
Suspecting the market has gone higher doesn't mean you need an appraisal, but if you're looking to sell a piece of property, it might. If you're doing estate planning, refinancing or getting a divorce, an appraisal is probably necessary. [Read Full Blog]
Monday, June 07, 2021 5:07 PM
DTN Farm Business Editor Katie Dehlinger stresses the importance of estate planning to lessen the stress of a sudden death. [Read Full Blog]
Friday, June 04, 2021 1:59 PM
A regional look at farmland markets shows cropland values up pretty much everywhere, and unlike recent years, it's not just the high-quality land that's getting interest. Regional sales managers report growing interest in average quality and dryland farms. [Read Full Blog]
Ethanol Blog
DTN Staff
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:51 PM
A coalition of agriculture, biofuels and technology groups and companies asked leadership on two important House and Senate committees to begin work on a national clean-fuel policy aimed at achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. [Read Full Blog]
Thursday, June 10, 2021 6:26 PM
Twenty-two members of the House biofuels caucus asked U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to provide COVID relief funds to biofuels producers. [Read Full Blog]
Thursday, June 10, 2021 6:26 PM
Twenty-two members of the House biofuels caucus asked U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to provide COVID relief funds to biofuels producers. [Read Full Blog]
Machinery Chatter
Dan Miller
Friday, June 11, 2021 11:40 PM
With storms comes the sound of running chainsaws. They are a great tool for clearing downed trees. But misused, they can be more dangerous than the storm itself. [Read Full Blog]
Tuesday, June 08, 2021 10:10 AM
While DTN's Russ Quinn may joke about his red hair and lack of tan, he shares some serious sun safety tips that can protect people from painful sunburn or dangerous skin cancers. [Read Full Blog]
Friday, June 04, 2021 9:15 PM
Safety is something best learned by caution, says Ask the Mechanic Steve Thompson, as he shares 10 safety tips from his real life on the farm. [Read Full Blog]
South America Calling
DTN Staff
Thursday, June 10, 2021 6:30 PM
Drought has continued to stress and damage corn in central Brazil. A stalled front will offer some limited precipitation chances during the next week but will not provide much benefit. [Read Full Blog]
Thursday, June 10, 2021 6:30 PM
Drought has continued to stress and damage corn in central Brazil. A stalled front will offer some limited precipitation chances during the next week but will not provide much benefit. [Read Full Blog]
Thursday, June 03, 2021 4:40 PM
Rains continue over northern Argentina and southern Brazil, good for some wheat and southern safrinha corn areas. Dryness continues to stress and damage crops across central Brazil. [Read Full Blog]
Market Matters Blog
DTN Staff
Monday, June 14, 2021 5:35 PM
As the government works on a new infrastructure bill, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to repair and maintain the aging locks and dams on the U.S. river system. [Read Full Blog]
Friday, June 11, 2021 4:34 PM
DTN's weekly average spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was lower versus one week ago. [Read Full Blog]
Monday, June 07, 2021 8:23 PM
Surface Transportation Board Chairman Martin J. Oberman addressed the attendees of the NGFA Annual meeting, discussing various issues that are still before the Board. [Read Full Blog]
Production Blog
Pam Smith
Tuesday, June 08, 2021 9:12 PM
More farmers are now rotating SCN resistance, according to a recently released study. Avoiding yield losses is always a good move, but it takes on added meaning when prices climb. [Read Full Blog]
Tuesday, June 08, 2021 9:12 PM
More farmers are now rotating SCN resistance, according to a recently released study. Avoiding yield losses is always a good move, but it takes on added meaning when prices climb. [Read Full Blog]
Wednesday, June 02, 2021 10:21 PM
Kansas hard winter wheat takes a beating, but overall losses expected to be minimal. [Read Full Blog]
Editors' Notebook
Greg D.Horstmeier
Monday, June 07, 2021 9:57 PM
Our MyPlanting21 photography contest has drawn to a close, and the four talented winners will be featured in upcoming pieces on our online platforms and in the August Progressive Farmer magazine and here: https://spotlights.dtnpf.com/myplanting21/index.cfm [Read Full Blog]
Monday, April 26, 2021 7:24 PM
In livestock, and in the field, untreated units are the potential habitat for continued pest and disease issues. What say we humans? [Read Full Blog]
Monday, April 19, 2021 2:54 PM
Farm families can show off their planting pride by entering the MyPlanting21 photo contest. The contest is open through June 1. [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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