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Ag Weather Forum
John Baranick
Friday, September 17, 2021 10:00 AM
The percentage of corn rated poor to very poor matches up closely with the record-yield year of 2017. [Read Full Blog]
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 1:39 PM
Showers will continue with fronts and systems moving across the U.S. but rainfall amounts are generally light to locally moderate. There may be an exception to that, however. [Read Full Blog]
Saturday, September 11, 2021 10:00 AM
Hot weather across the U.S. from June through August just barely edged out 1936 as the hottest summer on record. 1936 was the heart of the Dust Bowl, and the record stood for 85 years before falling this year. [Read Full Blog]
Canada Markets
Cliff Jamieson
Friday, September 17, 2021 8:11 PM
Over the first six weeks of the crop year, the pace of canola movement has been slow with exports well behind the forecast pace. [Read Full Blog]
Friday, September 17, 2021 8:11 PM
Over the first six weeks of the crop year, the pace of canola movement has been slow with exports well behind the forecast pace. [Read Full Blog]
Thursday, September 16, 2021 9:00 PM
Oat futures have reached an all-time high on the continuous active chart as North American supplies are shrinking. [Read Full Blog]
Fundamentally Speaking
Joel Karlin
Monday, September 20, 2021 4:05 PM
U.S. corn and soybean exports in million bushels sold at start of marketing year September 1 vs. percent of USDA's September WASDE export projection [Read Full Blog]
Monday, September 20, 2021 4:05 PM
U.S. corn and soybean exports in million bushels sold at start of marketing year September 1 vs. percent of USDA's September WASDE export projection [Read Full Blog]
Friday, September 10, 2021 5:12 PM
One observation is that corn really loves cool temperatures and even in states with good summer rains, one wonders whether the elevated readings capped yield potential. [Read Full Blog]
An Urban's Rural View
Urban Lehner
Monday, September 20, 2021 1:42 PM
An underlying truth about China emerged from the inconclusive report on COVID-19's origins by U.S. intelligence agencies. [Read Full Blog]
Friday, September 10, 2021 9:43 PM
The 20th anniversary of the attack on the Twin Towers in New York and the Pentagon is a time for national reflection. [Read Full Blog]
Wednesday, September 01, 2021 9:17 PM
Thoughts on a proposal to take immigration policy out of Washington's hands and give it to the states. [Read Full Blog]
Ag Policy Blog
Chris Clayton
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 10:24 PM
The North American Meat Institute and the Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund United Stockgrowers of America each issued news releases offering a separate but equal debate about the state of complaints over cattle prices and what consumers pay. NAMI was responding to Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack and R-CALF was responding to a judge's ruling. [Read Full Blog]
Sunday, September 12, 2021 12:40 PM
The House Agriculture Committee late Friday debated about $66 billion in spending the committee plans to add to the budget reconciliation package that the full House will eventually vote on. The nine-hour meeting on-line included extensive debate about the tax provisions that could be in the bill that will affect farmers. The committee will come back on Monday morning to vote. [Read Full Blog]
Friday, September 10, 2021 6:18 PM
There's a lot to absorb in the debate about tax plans being floated in Congress. Here are some key details in the debate about tax proposals and how farmers could be impacted. [Read Full Blog]
Harrington's Sort & Cull
DTN Staff
Friday, September 17, 2021 2:46 PM
USDA highlighted a few deadlines for pandemic aid. The department extended the enrollment period for the Pandemic Livestock Indemnity Program, which pays producers for having to depopulate their herds in 2020 because of processing-capacity challenges. [Read Full Blog]
Monday, September 13, 2021 4:34 PM
U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke to the White House press corps last week about some of the actions USDA is doing to invest funds into smaller packing plants and address antitrust enforcement in the packing industry. He also talked about the need for legislation to make cattle markets more transparent and fair. Missing from the presser was the Department of Justice. [Read Full Blog]
Monday, September 13, 2021 4:34 PM
U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke to the White House press corps last week about some of the actions USDA is doing to invest funds into smaller packing plants and address antitrust enforcement in the packing industry. He also talked about the need for legislation to make cattle markets more transparent and fair. Missing from the presser was the Department of Justice. [Read Full Blog]
Technically Speaking
DTN Staff
Monday, September 20, 2021 1:51 PM
The U.S. Dollar Index appears to possibly be forming a head and shoulders chart pattern with a potential breakout one way or the other in coming days. [Read Full Blog]
Monday, September 13, 2021 1:44 PM
DTN's weekly analysis of the livestock market. [Read Full Blog]
Tuesday, September 07, 2021 1:52 PM
Weekly charts of corn, soybeans and KC wheat are mostly holding firm ahead of the row-crop harvest. [Read Full Blog]
Minding Ag's Business
Katie Dehlinger
Monday, September 20, 2021 2:49 PM
Farmers who participated in the DTN Digital Yield Tour share their perspectives on how the corn and soybean crops have developed in the month following the tour. [Read Full Blog]
Thursday, September 02, 2021 7:55 PM
Six-dollar corn is expensive to grow. [Read Full Blog]
Thursday, September 02, 2021 7:55 PM
Six-dollar corn is expensive to grow. [Read Full Blog]
Ethanol Blog
DTN Staff
Friday, September 17, 2021 2:58 PM
The National Biodiesel Board has made a second request for a meeting with EPA Administrator Michael Regan to talk about how biodiesel could have immediate benefits to health and climate. [Read Full Blog]
Monday, September 13, 2021 6:27 PM
A number of biofuels and agriculture interest groups tell leaders of the House and Senate that tax provisions in a budget reconciliation bill would exclude sustainable aviation fuels produced with agriculture feedstocks. [Read Full Blog]
Friday, September 10, 2021 3:18 PM
A federal appeals court on Thursday denied a petition for a rehearing on its ruling that could end year-round sales of E15. [Read Full Blog]
Machinery Chatter
Dan Miller
Friday, September 10, 2021 10:00 AM
Here's a 10-step plan to fine-tune your combine. On the list is everything from safety procedures to chain replacements, to calibrating fan speed, yield monitors and mass flow sensors. [Read Full Blog]
Friday, September 03, 2021 9:41 PM
It was autonomous, automated, efficient and new. The Farm Progress Show brought farmers and farm manufacturers back together for its first live show in two years. [Read Full Blog]
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 10:00 AM
Massey Ferguson introduces a new planter series and John Deere rolls out new forage harvester model on the eve of the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois. [Read Full Blog]
South America Calling
DTN Staff
Thursday, September 16, 2021 2:03 PM
Eyes have been on the start to the wet season in central Brazil. What looked to be a possible early start last week does not look that way anymore. [Read Full Blog]
Thursday, September 09, 2021 5:34 PM
Rainfall has been increasing across Argentina and southern Brazil during the last couple of weeks. The start to the wet season in central Brazil usually comes at the end of September. The European model is suggesting it may start earlier. [Read Full Blog]
Friday, September 03, 2021 4:46 PM
A couple of storm systems have brought some needed rains to Argentina and southern Brazil during the last week. More systems appear to do the same during the next week. [Read Full Blog]
Market Matters Blog
DTN Staff
Monday, September 20, 2021 4:53 PM
The 2021 winter wheat harvest had many weather variables this past year, ranging from delays at harvest to early harvest in some states. [Read Full Blog]
Friday, September 17, 2021 4:44 PM
DTN's weekly average spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was lower versus one week ago. [Read Full Blog]
Monday, September 13, 2021 3:39 PM
Since the Surface Transportation Board recently rejected the voting trust presented by the Canadian National Railway, the Canadian Pacific has stepped in again to renew its merger proposition to acquire the KCS. [Read Full Blog]
Production Blog
Pam Smith
Friday, September 03, 2021 10:45 PM
Crop farming begins and ends with a seed. Within each tiny package lies a factory of possibilities. The next few weeks will feature stories all about seed, the seed industry and seed selection tips. [Read Full Blog]
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 10:00 AM
Have weeds outsmarted us? History provides some clues and challenges us to understand evolutionary biology. [Read Full Blog]
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 10:00 AM
Have weeds outsmarted us? History provides some clues and challenges us to understand evolutionary biology. [Read Full Blog]
Editors' Notebook
Greg D.Horstmeier
Friday, September 10, 2021 10:21 PM
DTN Staff Reporter Russ Quinn shares his memory of 9/11 and one of the toughest assignments he ever had to do. [Read Full Blog]
Thursday, September 02, 2021 5:22 PM
Farmers answering the DTN/The Progressive Farmer Agriculture Confidence Index survey are more optimistic than at this time last year. But costs and other concerns have tempered thoughts on the coming year. [Read Full Blog]
Thursday, September 02, 2021 5:22 PM
Farmers answering the DTN/The Progressive Farmer Agriculture Confidence Index survey are more optimistic than at this time last year. But costs and other concerns have tempered thoughts on the coming year. [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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