• Ag Weather Forum

    Key wheat production areas on both ends of Australia have a high probability of below-normal precipitation for the rest of this calendar year. (Australia Bureau of Meteorology graphic)

    A strong Pacific Ocean El Nino and a dry-impact Indian Ocean Dipole indicate minimal rainfall in Australia's primary wheat regions for the 2023-24 wheat crop.

  • Canada Markets

    Alberta Agriculture's recent crop report points to higher-than- expected yields, with estimates revised higher. Based on Statistics Canada's estimate for harvested acres, Statistics Canada's yield estimates for the province results in higher production of spring wheat, barley and canola when compared to provincial estimates. (DTN graphic by Cliff Jamieson)
    Posted by Cliff Jamieson , Canadian Grains Analyst

    Alberta's latest crop shows an upward revision in yields, although official estimates show even greater potential and have tended to do so during the past three years.

  • Sort & Cull

    Subtle, consistent wins are the best victories for any market. (DTN file photo by Jim Patrico)
    Posted by ShayLe Stewart , DTN Livestock Analyst

    Just like we sometimes want to remind traders, it's not always about here and now. There's always a long-term game in the market being played, too.

  • Technically Speaking

    This is a daily chart of November soybeans, which shows the next good support level down at $12.75-$12.80. (DTN chart by Dana Mantini)
    Posted by Dana Mantini , Senior Market Analyst

    A look at November soybeans and KC December wheat.

  • Market Matters Blog

    A saltwater wedge is the movement of salt water up the Mississippi River from the Gulf of Mexico and one is now threatening the drinking water of New Orleans and other Louisiana communities. Water systems that will eventually be affected include St. Bernard, Orleans, and Jefferson parishes. A sand sill constructed by the USACE to the proper height above the river bottom can reduce saltwater flow and artificially block the wedge. (Map courtesy U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

    The low water in the Mississippi River has caused salt water from the Gulf to breach the river, threatening the drinking water supply in certain Louisiana parishes.

  • Fundamentally Speaking

    Chart by Joel Karlin, DTN Contributing Analyst
    Posted by Joel Karlin , DTN Contributing Analyst

    Corn and soybean stocks of the three largest producers combined vs. the aggregate stocks-to-use ratio

  • Ag Policy Blog

    Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., sees a hard lift trying to raise reference prices in the farm bill because funding is tight. She said funding has to be creative, which is why she and her committee ranking member called on USDA to increase trade and international aid dollars. (DTN photo by Chris Clayton)

    The extra dollars out of the Agriculture Secretary's Commodity Credit Corp will help relieve some of the pressure facing lawmakers crafting a new farm bill. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, is looking for more funds to deal with the broad...

  • Editors' Notebook

    Unlocking secrets hidden within crop genomes has advanced abilities to produce crops with greater tolerance to environmental stresses and stronger resistance to pests and diseases. (Photo provided by the University of Georgia)
    Posted by Jason Jenkins , DTN Crops Editor

    'Magic beans' such as those of fairy tales might not exist, but modern seeds certainly do possess their own superpowers.

  • South America Calling

    A front in southern Brazil should move into central Brazil by late next week where rain could be moderate to heavy (greater than 25 millimeters or one inch). That may be the kicker to start the wet season rains. (DTN graphic)
    Posted by John Baranick , DTN Meteorologist

    The average date for the start to the rainy or wet season in central Brazil is around Sept. 26. Are those rains going to be delayed?

  • Ethanol Blog

    Geoff Cooper, center, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, talked to farmers at the Farm Progress Show last month with RFA's flex-fuel/electric hybrid Ford Escape that RFA modified to run on E85 fuel. RFA and other groups continue to be locked in a battle with EPA's Science Advisory Board about studies used to validate corn ethanol's greenhouse gas reductions compared to gasoline. (Photo courtesy of RFA)

    Geoff Cooper, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, was among those during public comment to the EPA Science Advisory Board on Thursday seeking to push back on the board's initial draft statements that "the best available science" suggests there are "minimal...

  • An Urban's Rural View

    The U.S. ran small ag trade deficits in fiscal years 2019 and 2020 and USDA is predicting bigger ones in fiscal 2023 and 2024. (USDA table)

    Here are some reasons not to get too worked up about ag trade's swing into negative territory.

  • Production Blog

    When someone says "BLT," most think of a hearty summertime sandwich, but EPA wants farmers to get familiar with another "BLT" when using pesticides. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)

    The EPA's proposed strategy for protecting threatened and endangered species from exposure to herbicides uses terms that are likely unfamiliar to farmers. Here's a rundown on the ones you should know.

  • Minding Ag's Business

    Natural disasters in recent years, such as when a derecho hit the Corn Belt in 2020, have emphasized the importance for farmers to shift their focus towards strategic risks. (Photo courtesy of Ben Riensche)
    Posted by Katie Micik Dehlinger , Farm Business Editor

    If you're looking to build a more resilient farm business, The Executive Program for Agricultural Producers (TEPAP) may be the course of action for you.

  • MachineryLink

    Targeting farming, ranching, large properties and hunting, the Polaris Ranger XD 1500 is the first entry in an entirely new class of high-horsepower, side-by-side utility vehicles. (Photo courtesy of Polaris)
    Posted by Dan Miller , Progressive Farmer Senior Editor

    In this Equipment Roundup, DTN/Progressive Farmer looks at the Polaris Ranger XD 1500, CNH's agreement for combine wear parts, the FAA's approval of a high-capacity spray drone and a California company being fined for emission control tampering.