• Ag Weather Forum

    As noted in the American GFS model, a pattern change is coming whereby a trough will settle into the Eastern U.S. (blue) while a ridge will develop in the West (orange). This is a 180-degree change from the current pattern. ( graphic)

    Since the previous story was posted, computer models made a rather dramatic change to the weather pattern for next week.

  • Market Matters Blog

    DTN's weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains for the week ended Sept. 28 was down $1 on average from one week ago. (DTN file photo)
    Posted by Mary Kennedy , DTN Basis Analyst

    DTN's weekly average spot price for domestic distillers dried grains is down $1 from one week ago.

  • Ag Policy Blog

    The House failed to pass the 2024 funding bill for USDA in a late vote on Thursday. (DTN file photo)

    The House failed to pass the 2024 funding bill for USDA in a late vote Thursday. The Senate is moving ahead on its attempts to prevent a shutdown with a short-term spending bill while the House is now preparing to bring up its own short-term spending bill. Meanwhile, there are...

  • MachineryLink

    Trimble and AGCO Corporation are forming a $2 billion technology joint venture designed to bring new and innovative technologies to most farmers operating mixed equipment lines. (Photo courtesy of Trimble)
    Posted by Dan Miller , Progressive Farmer Senior Editor

    Trimble President and CEO Rob Painter talked to DTN/Progressive Farmer about the $2 billion deal Trimble and AGCO Corporation announced Thursday.

  • Production Blog

    Spotted lanternfly continues to spread and has now been found in Illinois. Officials are asking citizens to be active in trying to control the pest. (Photo courtesy of Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture)
    Posted by Pamela Smith , Crops Technology Editor

    The first detection of spotted lanternfly in Illinois begs a reminder to keep an eye open for the pest and take measures to control its spread.

  • Canada Markets

    Statistics Canada reported 829,490 mt of canola was crushed in the month of August (blue bar), up 31% from the same month in 2022 and 17% higher than the three-year average. This volume is close to the largest August crush on record. (DTN graphic by Cliff Jamieson)
    Posted by Cliff Jamieson , Canadian Grains Analyst

    The August canola crush was the third largest August crush on record, only 845 mt lower than the August record set in 2020-21.

  • Fundamentally Speaking

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

    Percent difference between September old crop ending stocks WASDE projection to September 1 quarterly stocks figure

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.