Blogs

  • Fundamentally Speaking

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

    U.S. soybean sales as of the second week of October vs. as a percent of the USDA October WASDE estimate along with the change in the USDA's export projection from that October WASDE to the final estimate

  • Canada Markets

    Statistics Canada reported the canola crush climbing to 778,402 mt in September (blue bar), just 0.9% lower than September 2020 (brown bar) and 4.7% higher than the three-year average (black line). This volume is above the 621,639 mt needed this month needed to reach the current AAFC forecast crush of 7.5 mmt (green line). (DTN graphic by Cliff Jamieson)
    Posted by Cliff Jamieson , Canadian Grains Analyst

    Given the size of the 2021 canola crop, September crush was high and above average for the month. Statistics Canada's oil content may ring alarm bells.

  • Ag Weather Forum

    Rainfall during the weekend was significant for a large portion of the Corn Belt. (DTN graphic)

    A system during the weekend brought widespread heavy rain to much of the Corn Belt and another moving through this week will add to the totals, keep soils wet, and delay the corn and soybean harvest. A mix of adverse conditions affect both hard red winter and soft red...

  • Sort & Cull

    Momentum indicators are pointing sharply lower for feeder cattle, highlighting how strong the move down currently is. (DTN file photo)
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    DTN's weekly technical analysis of the livestock markets shows feeder cattle generally seem to be making a more concerted effort to the downside.

  • Technically Speaking

    December lean hogs are nearing support from mid-September with traders advised to watch for a short-term divergence in momentum.
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    DTN's weekly analysis of the livestock markets.

  • Production Blog

    Many harvested soybean fields, like this one in central Illinois, have greened up with volunteer soybeans. Frost will doom the tender seedlings. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)
    Posted by Pamela Smith , Crops Technology Editor

    Harvest losses resulted in plenty of volunteer soybeans this fall in areas that where early harvested fields received enough rain and warm weather to drive germination.

  • Minding Ag's Business

    Turkey Track Ranch encompasses 26 miles of Canadian River waterfront as well as seven streams and numerous other reservoirs, springs and lakes. (Wyman Meinzer photo courtesy of Icon Global)
    Posted by Katie Micik Dehlinger , Farm Business Editor

    Turkey Track Ranch includes 80,000 acres of land in the northern Texas Panhandle and is known for its abundant water and wildlife. The $200 million price tag includes 40% of the mineral rights underlying the property.

  • Editors' Notebook

    DTN recently featured JR Breitkreutz's shop, which was shaped by his desire for uncluttered space and lots of light. Look for additional shop-related pieces each Sunday in our Top Stories segment. (DTN photo by Jim Patrico)
    Posted by Greg D Horstmeier , DTN Editor-in-Chief

    We're switching up some of our coverage to match your viewing habits, and our Sunday shop-project features are one of the latest additions. You can help and even earn cash.

  • MachineryLink

    John Deere's 7R 350 AutoPowr won Tractor of the Year at EIMA, the world's largest exhibition of agriculture and gardening machinery. Judges recognized the tractor for its on-board technology package and its cab design. (Photo courtesy of John Deere)
    Posted by Dan Miller , Progressive Farmer Senior Editor

    John Deere and New Holland Agriculture brought home three tractor awards this week from EIMA International in Italy. Tractor of the Year awards are given annually to the best European tractors. Deere won best overall and utility tractor of the year, and New Holland won for...

  • Market Matters Blog

    DTN's weekly average spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was down $2 on average versus one week ago.
    Posted by Mary Kennedy , DTN Basis Analyst

    DTN's weekly average spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was down $2 on average versus one week ago.

  • Ag Policy Blog

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Mexican Ag Minister Victor Villalobos at a farm near Ankeny, Iowa, on Wednesday. Villalobos joined Vilsack on a tour before the pair took part in some events hosted by the World Food Prize. (DTN photo by Chris Clayton)

    Speaking to reporters on Wednesday during an event, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he still expects to see a significant increase for conservation funding despite plans to cut the reconciliation bill from $3.5 trillion to around $1.9 trillion.

  • South America Calling

    Planting progress in Brazil has advanced very quickly, especially in the state of Mato Grosso. (IMEA Brazil graphic; legend translated to English by DTN)

    With thoughts of last season firmly in mind for Brazil producers, planting progress has advanced well ahead of schedule. Weather has cooperated with these efforts.

  • An Urban's Rural View

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    Posted by Urban C Lehner , Editor Emeritus

    The DTN Ag Summit is an in-person event this year and it's a particularly good year to consider attending.

  • Ethanol Blog

    A Democratic group of lawmakers have asked the Biden administration to increase volumes in the Renewable Fuel Standard. (DTN file photo)

    A Democratic group of congressional lawmakers asked the Biden administration to expand Renewable Fuel Standard volumes, in a letter to the president.