Blogs

  • Fundamentally Speaking

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

    Five, ten and 20-year seasonality of the soybean crush margin as a percent of the annual average vs. the 2022 soybean crush seasonality through November 28.

  • Ethanol Blog

    U.S. senators introduced a bill to expand year-round E15 sales nationally. (DTN file photo)

    A bipartisan group of 15 U.S. senators introduced legislation on Tuesday that would allow year-round E15 sales nationally.

  • Ag Policy Blog

    A ship loading with soybeans for exports. USDA cut the forecast for U.S. agricultural exports by $3.5 billion overall, including a $2.4 billion decline in soybean exports. Agricultural imports are higher, driven partially by a strong dollar, which hurts exports and helps imports. (DTN file photo)

    The export forecast for FY 2023, which runs from October 2022 to the end of September 2023, was lowered by $3.5 billion from the August trade forecast. Agricultural imports are forecast at a record $199 billion, a $2 billion in increase from the August forecast.

  • Canada Markets

    On Nov. 29, March spring wheat held at support of the 61.8% retracement of the move from the August low to October high at $9.34 1/2/bu. The first study shows the March/May inverse closing at 2 cents. The red bars of the histogram on the third study shows noncommercial traders adding to their bullish net-long position in the week ending Nov. 22. The lower study shows the SRW/HRW spread closing at 40 cents. (DTN ProphetX chart)
    Posted by Cliff Jamieson , Canadian Grains Analyst

    March hard red spring wheat closed lower for a third session on Nov. 29 although there is reason to believe that prices may be attempting to bottom.

  • Ag Weather Forum

    Strong to severe storms are forecast for portions of the Delta, Tennessee Valley, and Southeast on Tuesday. (NOAA/SPC graphic)
    Posted by John Baranick , DTN Meteorologist

    A dynamic cold front will create strong to severe thunderstorms across the south-central and Southeast U.S. Tuesday afternoon and evening. This could include large hail, damaging winds, and possible long-track tornadoes.

  • Sort & Cull

    Monitoring throughput, boxed beef prices and packers' willingness to support the cash sector remains the best way to gauge the cash cattle market's ability to trade higher in the weeks to come. (DTN file photo by Jim Patrico)
    Posted by ShayLe Stewart , DTN Livestock Analyst

    We knew that last week's negotiated cash cattle market was a good one when prices jumped higher, but on Monday we could see how the market got even sweeter.

  • Market Matters Blog

    The Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, has gone into hibernation for the winter as the 2022 navigation season has come to an end. (DTN photo by Mary Kennedy)

    The navigation season is over for the far Upper Mississippi River, while the Lower Mississippi is still in dire need of water.

  • Technically Speaking

    Natural gas futures have closed the gap overnight and should be looking to support around $6.50. (DTN ProphetX chart by Tregg Cronin)
    Posted by Todd Hultman , DTN Lead Analyst

    A technical look at January energy futures.

  • Editors' Notebook

    Mark your calendar and register soon for our virtual DTN Ag Summit. DTN subscribers attend free. (DTN image by Barry Falkner)
    Posted by Greg D Horstmeier , DTN Editor-in-Chief

    The 2022 DTN Ag Summit is all virtual, so there's no reason to miss out on the industry's premier farm-focused business conference.

  • Production Blog

    What characteristics define a high-quality soybean? Certainly, color plays a role in distinguishing wild soy (Glycine soja), left, from a domesticated, commercial soybean variety (Glycine max). (DTN photo by Jason Jenkins)
    Posted by Jason Jenkins , DTN Crops Editor

    An increasing number of soybeans have failed to certify as U.S. No. 1 Yellow Soybean the past two years, but is that enough reason to justify changing the standards? Not if the U.S. wants to lose its soybean identity.

  • South America Calling

    Rainfall has been well-below normal for most of South America's primary growing regions during the last 30 days, despite recent rainfall. (DTN graphic)
    Posted by John Baranick , DTN Meteorologist

    Rainfall through the first two-thirds of November has been well-below normal for most of South America's primary growing regions.

  • An Urban's Rural View

    Be thankful for the organizations that send this stuff even if they clog your mailbox. (DTN photo by Elaine Shein)
    Posted by Urban C Lehner , Editor Emeritus

    Americans don't wait for the government to do everything. We roll up our sleeves and do some of it ourselves. Be thankful for that.

  • Minding Ag's Business

    Learn strategies to help conquer the chaos at our all-virtual DTN Ag Summit on Dec. 12-13. (DTN image by Barry Falkner)
    Posted by Gregg Hillyer , Progressive Farmer Editor-in-Chief

    Virtual conference will provide insights on important ag topics, from carbon programs and farm legislation to supply chain challenges and commodity market analysis.

  • MachineryLink

    Deere's new strip-till series gives operators the ability to combine nutrient applications and tillage into a single pass. (DTN photo by Dan Miller)
    Posted by Dan Miller , Progressive Farmer Senior Editor

    Deere is announcing Monday a new strip-till series giving operators the ability to perform tillage and apply nutrients in a single pass. Deere is also announcing updates to its 7R series tractors and a new TruSet Active height-sensing feature for select field cultivators, vertical...