Blogs

  • Market Matters Blog

    The DTN domestic distillers dried grains weekly spot price was steady on average at $147 per ton for the week ended Feb. 27. (DTN file photo)
    Posted by Mary Kennedy , DTN Basis Analyst

    DTN's weekly average spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was unchanged at $147 per ton compared to one week ago.

  • Ethanol Blog

    USDA announced the availability of $100 million in funding to help biofuels infrastructure. (Photo by Chris Clayton)

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced USDA to provide $100 million in funds for building out biofuels infrastructure.

  • MachineryLink

    There is little farmers can do this spring to prevent grain-quality problems in their bins. They should check the grain every week, monitor it for odors, take moisture samples off the top and stay out of their bins. (DTN/Progressive Farmer file photo)
    Posted by Dan Miller , Progressive Farmer Senior Editor

    This is the year for altering your grain-handling practices. If you are handling your grain this year as you have done in the past, you are making a serious mistake.

  • Sort & Cull

    Posted by Rick Kment , DTN Analyst

    Making sense of the pressure currently seen in livestock markets.

  • Canada Markets

    This chart shows prospective change in Canada's wheat (excluding durum) stocks for 2020/21 as seeded acres vary by 500,000 acres across the x-axis and average yield varies by 1 bushel per acre on the y-axis. Assumptions include 97.2% of acres harvested, while demand remains constant at the 27.4 mmt forecast by AAFC. The green shaded square is close to the current AAFC forecast. (DTN graphic by Cliff Jamieson)
    Posted by Cliff Jamieson , Canadian Grains Analyst

    With 2019-20 ending stocks of wheat left steady, we look at the prospective change in wheat stocks for 2020-21 as seeded acres for wheat (excluding durum) varies along with yield.

  • Ag Weather Forum

    Widespread 1- to 3-inch precipitation, with a band of 3 to 5 inches, threatens to keep the eastern Midwest and northern Delta saturated, with potential flooding during the end of February into early March. (DTN graphic)
    Posted by Mike Palmerino , DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist

    Current forecast guidance maintains a wet weather pattern for the parts of the Midwest and southern states that have been wet.

  • Ag Policy Blog

    A Chinese-flagged ship at the Long Beach Port in southern California. Officials are counting on higher agricultural exports to China under the phase-one deal. That has not been reflected in futures prices so far. (DTN file photo)
    Posted by Chris Clayton , DTN Ag Policy Editor

    Trump administration officials on Tuesday detailed some of the actions China has taken to implement a trade deal with China, which includes excluding and reducing tariffs on certain agricultural products.

  • Technically Speaking

    The weekly chart of December 2020 corn fell to a new contract low Friday and is off to a bearish start after USDA estimated 94.0 million acres of plantings this spring and higher U.S. ending corn stocks. (DTN ProphetX chart)
    Posted by Todd Hultman , DTN Lead Analyst

    A technical look at weekly new-crop charts of corn, soybeans and KC wheat.

  • Fundamentally Speaking

    Posted by Joel Karlin , DTN Contributing Analyst

    Robust meat and poultry production sends U.S. corn feed use to 12-year highs

  • An Urban's Rural View

    The coronavirus underscores the need for China to better regulate its wet markets.

  • Minding Ag's Business

    The comment period for the CFTC's latest position limits proposal ends on April 29, and CFTC Chairman Heath Tarbert said he intends to finalize the rule before the end of the year. (DTN file photo)
    Posted by Katie Micik Dehlinger , Farm Business Editor

    The CFTC's latest attempt to establish speculative position limits aims to limit potential squeezes and corners in the markets while maintaining users' ability to hedge, and it's getting good reviews for its bona fide efforts to strike the right balance.

  • Production Blog

    Syngenta is releasing a brand new source of SCN resistance, PI 89772, in a single soybean variety this year.
    Posted by Emily Unglesbee , DTN Staff Reporter

    Syngenta is introducing a soybean variety with a new source of SCN resistance, PI 89772, as early as 2020.

  • South America Calling

    Rainfall in Buenos Aires and Santa Fe in Argentina and southern Brazil has been limited; the next chance of any widespread, significant rainfall in these areas will not be until early next week. (DTN graphic)
    Posted by Mike Palmerino , DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist

    Drier weather in parts of central Argentina and southern Brazil bears watching.

  • Editors' Notebook

    (DTN photo illustration by Nick Scalise)
    Posted by Greg D Horstmeier , DTN Editor-in-Chief

    Our look back on the major ag stories of 2019 included some well-known, as well as a couple of completely new, subjects.