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Ag Weather Forum
Bryce Anderson
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 6:02 PM
Early spring does not have much drought relief across the U.S. Great Plains. [Read Full Blog]
Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:56 PM
Drought, snow cover and growth stage will all influence the amount of winterkill in wheat fields from last week's arctic blast. [Read Full Blog]
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6:59 PM
A pattern of more seasonal temperatures and weaker storm systems is replacing bitter arctic cold during late February. [Read Full Blog]
Canada Markets
Cliff Jamieson
Thursday, March 04, 2021 9:33 PM
Despite Canada's two major railways reaching record volumes moved, their ability to supply hopper cars has not met demand for shipping this crop year and the trend in prairie shipping is lagging the growth in production. [Read Full Blog]
Thursday, March 04, 2021 9:33 PM
Despite Canada's two major railways reaching record volumes moved, their ability to supply hopper cars has not met demand for shipping this crop year and the trend in prairie shipping is lagging the growth in production. [Read Full Blog]
Wednesday, March 03, 2021 8:42 PM
This study looks at potential outcomes for 2021-22 canola stocks based on current government forecasts for carry-in and demand while varying seeded acres and yields. [Read Full Blog]
Fundamentally Speaking
Joel Karlin
Friday, February 26, 2021 1:10 PM
Matrix showing prospective 2021/22 U.S. corn ending stocks with various combinations of planted area and yields [Read Full Blog]
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:07 PM
Matrix showing prospective 2021/22 U.S. soybean ending stocks with various combinations of planted area and yields [Read Full Blog]
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:18 PM
USDA corn yield estimate at their annual February Agricultural Outlook (AO) Forum and the final figure vs. the percent their Ag Outlook projection differed from that year's final yield figure [Read Full Blog]
An Urban's Rural View
Urban Lehner
Monday, March 01, 2021 3:39 PM
In his latest book, Harvard professor Robert Paarlberg has kind words for big commercial growers, somewhat less kind ones for large livestock producers and downright snarly ones for food companies. [Read Full Blog]
Friday, February 19, 2021 11:10 AM
As optimal temperatures move north, Siberia's permafrost will melt, potentially opening up a vast new area to farming. But will anyone want to farm it? [Read Full Blog]
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 6:05 PM
The public may be underestimating just how effective the vaccines against COVID-19 will be. [Read Full Blog]
Ag Policy Blog
Chris Clayton
Thursday, March 04, 2021 12:59 PM
Several House members on Wednesday reintroduced their Farm Workforce Modernization Act (FWMA), a bill that aims to provide a compromise solution to reform the H-2A agricultural guest-worker program and creates a first-of-its-kind, merit-based visa program specifically designed for the nation's agricultural sector. [Read Full Blog]
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 7:45 PM
Twenty four senators signed on to a bipartisan letter on Tuesday, led by Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and John Thune, R-S.D. The senators on both the Senate Commerce and Agriculture committees, wrote the Federal Maritime Commission to continue investigating reports against ocean shippers for refusing to ship agricultural products from U.S. ports back to Asia. [Read Full Blog]
Monday, March 01, 2021 10:06 PM
The Biden administration on Monday announced that Dewayne Goldmon has been appointed senior adviser for racial equity to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and that Andy Green has been appointed Vilsack's senior adviser for fair and competitive markets. [Read Full Blog]
Harrington's Sort & Cull
DTN Staff
Monday, March 01, 2021 11:05 PM
Last week's cash cattle market averaged only $114 -- which is $10 to $44 weaker than years past. [Read Full Blog]
Monday, March 01, 2021 11:05 PM
Last week's cash cattle market averaged only $114 -- which is $10 to $44 weaker than years past. [Read Full Blog]
Monday, February 22, 2021 9:23 PM
With last week's slaughter estimated at a measly 552,000 head, the entire marketplace is going to be fixated on tracking this week's slaughter and praying for a monstrous week. [Read Full Blog]
Technically Speaking
DTN Staff
Monday, March 01, 2021 2:50 PM
DTN's weekly analysis of the wheat market. [Read Full Blog]
Monday, February 22, 2021 2:21 PM
U.S. Dollar Index remains in a tight 2-point range. [Read Full Blog]
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 3:38 PM
DTN's weekly analysis of the energy markets. [Read Full Blog]
Minding Ag's Business
Katie Dehlinger
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]
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:51 PM
Read the full text of the letter 35 agriculture organizations wrote to Congress this week, which urges Congress to work with the Small Business Administration on its interpretation of a new calculation for farmers and ranchers who apply for forgivable loans through the Paycheck Protection Program. [Read Full Blog]
Thursday, February 11, 2021 10:33 PM
Three Federal Reserve districts have released new data showing a strong uptick in farmland values for a large swath of the country and stronger credit conditions for farmers as well. [Read Full Blog]
Ethanol Blog
DTN Staff
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 9:35 PM
New legislation introduced in the United States House of Representatives on Tuesday would provide more transparency and set tighter deadlines for small refiners seeking exemptions to the Renewable Fuels Standard. The bill also would require EPA to make quicker decisions when approving renewable fuels that lower greenhouse gas emissions. [Read Full Blog]
Friday, February 26, 2021 6:21 PM
Drivers in the United Kingdom will be able to fill up with E10 blends come September, after the U.K. government announced it would be expanding the use of ethanol. [Read Full Blog]
Friday, February 19, 2021 2:22 PM
While members of the Congressional Biofuel Caucus introduced legislation to provide more transparency to the small-refinery exemptions program, EPA closed a comment period on request for general exemptions to the Renewable Fuel Standard. [Read Full Blog]
Machinery Chatter
Dan Miller
Friday, February 26, 2021 5:20 PM
Steve Thompson answers readers' questions about round baler tying problems and converting a tractor from a 6-volt to 12-volt system. [Read Full Blog]
Thursday, February 18, 2021 9:46 PM
Despite the best plans, sometimes accidents still occur. A North Dakota family shares what happened to one of their employees. [Read Full Blog]
Friday, February 12, 2021 8:03 PM
Solectrac CEO says 95% of the world tractor market is untapped and electric tractors will play a big role in filling it. Also, U.S. tractor and combine sales are up, Deere names new startup partners, and AGCO announces new Fent technician training program. [Read Full Blog]
South America Calling
DTN Staff
Thursday, March 04, 2021 5:57 PM
Soybean harvest continues to lag the normal pace, but the rate of progress is normal, given the two-week delay to the start of the main growing season. Dryness in Argentina will continue during the next 10 days while showers in Brazil will become more isolated next week. [Read Full Blog]
Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:58 PM
Long-range forecasts for below-normal March precipitation in Brazil and Argentina are a concern. [Read Full Blog]
Thursday, February 18, 2021 6:20 PM
Daily showers continue to bring widespread rains to central and northern Brazil. It has dried out across southern Brazil and most of Argentina. A couple of fronts will bring only low chances of brief showers to those regions through the next week. They may be enough to sustain soil conditions for immature corn and soybeans, but favor soybean harvest and safrinha corn planting. [Read Full Blog]
Market Matters Blog
DTN Staff
Monday, March 01, 2021 4:39 PM
The lack of containers available for agriculture shippers has been ongoing since last year and has become a crisis, according to shippers. [Read Full Blog]
Friday, February 26, 2021 5:00 PM
DTN's weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was lower on average versus a week ago. [Read Full Blog]
Monday, February 22, 2021 2:57 PM
After mild temperatures graced much of the Midwest in January, arctic air moved in after the first week of February with a vengeance, creating logistic snafus on U.S. railroads and much of the U.S. river system. [Read Full Blog]
Production Blog
Pam Smith
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:06 PM
There's plenty to read if you want to firm up your knowledge about genetically engineering crops. [Read Full Blog]
Friday, February 19, 2021 6:04 PM
In the next few weeks, DTN/Progressive Farmer is exploring the past and future of genetic engineering breakthroughs in agriculture. Today, we posted the first story of our special series called Gene Revolution Turns 25, looking closer at the different attitudes about the gene revolution. [Read Full Blog]
Monday, February 08, 2021 8:16 PM
When you need to find answers, these handy reference tools fit the job. [Read Full Blog]
Editors' Notebook
Greg D.Horstmeier
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]
Friday, September 04, 2020 8:48 PM
DTN Staff Reporter Russ Quinn writes that the location where DTN has now moved its office to in Omaha is the place where he used to walk beans. [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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