Darin Newsom

DTN Senior Analyst

DTN Senior Analyst Darin Newsom has more than 25 years of experience analyzing commodity markets and developing risk-management strategies, and is also the creator and guiding force behind DTN's Six Factor Marketing Strategies.

Besides DTN, his articles and commentary are consistently featured in industry publications such as The Progressive Farmer, Trader Planet, and Commodities Now Magazine, along with multiple newspapers and radio stations throughout the country. He's a well-known speaker on the agricultural circuit, providing his analysis and commentary on a variety of markets. He also appears as a regular analyst on the Iowa Public Television Program "Market to Market."

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  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was 3 cent higher, July soybeans were 10 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 9 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was 1 cent lower, July soybeans were 1 cent lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 3 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was 2 cents higher, July soybeans were 1 cent higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 6 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was 3 cents higher, July soybeans were 18 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 4 cents higher.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Thursday's commentary discussed (based on the close in grain and oilseed markets) how the situation was ripe for an active Friday session, just needing a catalyst. The complex saw it happen, with a number of rumors regarding...

  • Though Mark Twain may have been talking about statistics with his famous quote, it could just as easily be applied to today's soybean market situation. (Public domain photo)

    Newsom on the Market

    A couple of thoughts from Mark Twain help me explain the situation in soybeans the past week or so.

  • (DTN photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    July corn was 4 cents higher, July soybeans were 4 1/2 cents higher, and July Kansas City wheat was 6 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was 5 cents higher, July soybeans were 10 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 9 cents higher.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Corn and soybeans came under increased pressure as the second-half of Tuesday's session wore on, with commercial selling seen throughout. Wheat held together relatively well another day, though contracts did back off from...

  • (DTN photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    July corn was 2 cents higher, July soybeans were 5 1/4 cents higher and July Kansas City wheat was 8 3/4 cents higher

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was 2 cents higher, July soybeans were 6 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 11 cents higher.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Where corn saw the late rally Tuesday, Wednesday belonged to the wheat complex. Unlike the previous day, though, wheat couldn't provide spillover buying to the other grains leading to a higher close.

  • (DTN photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    July corn was 1 3/4 cents higher, July soybeans were 6 3/4 cents lower, and July Kansas City wheat was 3 1/4 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was fractionally higher, July soybeans were 5 cents lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 3 cents higher.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Corn posted a late rally, strong enough to set new session highs and pull both wheat and soybeans higher for the day. The latter part is interesting given July soybeans were down as much as 12 cents and Kansas City wheat had...

  • (DTN photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    July corn was 2 cents higher, July soybeans were 1/2 cent lower, and July Kansas City wheat was unchanged.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was 2 cents higher, July soybeans were 1 cent higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 2 cents higher.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    The latter half of the session saw soybeans caught between rumors of a U.S./China trade deal and reports that U.S. Commerce Secretary Ross saying the gap remains wide between U.S. and Chinese demands regarding trade. Corn...

  • (DTN photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    July corn was 1 1/2 cents lower, July soybeans were 4 cents higher, and July Kansas City wheat was 4 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was 1 cent lower, July soybeans were 3 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 3 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was 1 cent lower, July soybeans were 5 cents lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 3 cents lower.

  • Even with relatively neutral numbers, the soybean market posted a quick double-digit rally following the May USDA Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports. (DTN file photo)

    USDA Reports Review

    Of all the guesses USDA made in its May reports, guess which was the least surprising. That's right, domestic old-crop ending stocks.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was 1 cent higher, July soybeans were 3 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 5 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was fractionally lower, July soybeans were fractionally lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 5 cents lower.

  • USDA will release its latest Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports at 11 a.m. CDT Thursday. (Logo courtesy of USDA)

    USDA Reports Preview

    If a gaggle of geese made a gaggle of guesses regarding the guesses USDA will make, then the ranges on the gaggle of guesses would still be gargantuan.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was fractionally higher, July soybeans were 5 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was fractionally lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was 2 cents lower, July soybeans were 7 cents lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 10 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was 1 cent lower, July soybeans were 15 cents lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 7 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was fractionally lower, July soybeans were 2 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 5 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was 1 cent lower, July soybeans were 4 cents lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 3 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was fractionally higher, July soybeans were 4 cents lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 6 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was 3 cents higher, July soybeans were 8 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 3 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was unchanged, July soybeans were 5 cents lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 1 cent higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was 1 cent lower, July soybeans were 5 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 4 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was 1 cent higher, July soybeans were 5 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 3 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was 1 cent lower, July soybeans were 1 cent lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 5 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was 2 cents higher, July soybeans were 2 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 5 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was 2 cents lower, July soybeans were 7 cents lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 10 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was fractionally lower, July soybeans were fractionally higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 5 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was fractionally higher, July soybeans were 1 cent lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 4 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was 1 cent higher, July soybeans were 3 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 5 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was 1 cent lower, July soybeans were 1 cent higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 9 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was fractionally lower, May soybeans were 4 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 8 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was 1 cent lower, May soybeans were 3 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 10 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was fractionally higher, May soybeans were 7 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 4 cents lower.

  • Like the robins, a sure sign of spring is when changes to residual use by USDA start to appear in monthly Supply and Demand reports. (Photo by Ben Newsom)

    USDA Reports Review

    If we give USDA the benefit of the doubt, it means our old friend -- residual use -- has made its seasonal appearance.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was fractionally lower, May soybeans were 3 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 7 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was 1 cent higher, May soybeans were 12 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 5 cents higher.

  • USDA will release its latest Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports at 11 a.m. CDT Tuesday. (Logo courtesy of USDA)

    USDA Reports Preview

    Who sends whom swag, post-report, depends on whether or not USDA makes substantial changes to old-crop domestic ending stocks in its April reports.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was 4 cents lower, May soybeans were 15 cents lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 6 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was 1 cent higher, May soybeans were 4 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 4 cents higher.

  • Wednesday's market action was like watching a clown: Fun or scary, depending on how you feel about clowns. (Photo by graceofapplevalley, CC BY 2.0)

    Newsom on the Market

    No matter how you look at it, there was enough going on Wednesday to make watching markets fun again.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    When the dust finally settled on Wednesday's session the only market that saw a limit move was June live cattle, and that was up. What had threatened to be a catastrophic day in grains due to heightened trade war fears amounted...

  • (DTN photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    May corn was 9 1/4 cents lower, May soybeans were 40 1/4 cents lower, and July Kansas City wheat was 2 1/2 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was 11 cents lower, May soybeans were 46 cents lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 7 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was fractionally higher, May soybeans were 8 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 7 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was 4 cents higher, May soybeans were 12 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 7 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was 1 cent higher, May soybeans were fractionally lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 2 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was 1 cent lower, May soybeans were 3 cents lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 4 cents lower.

  • USDA will release its Prospective Plantings and Quarterly Grain Stocks reports at 11 a.m. CDT Thursday. (Logo courtesy of USDA)

    USDA Reports Preview

    The recipe for analyzing Thursday's USDA reports, at least in my book, is to start with quarterly stocks before adding a dash of prospective plantings.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was 1 cent higher, May soybeans were 4 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 2 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was 1 cent higher, May soybeans were 4 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was fractionally lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was 2 cents higher, May soybeans were 1 cent higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 3 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was fractionally lower, May soybeans were 5 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was fractionally lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was 1 cent higher, May soybeans were 6 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 4 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was fractionally lower, May soybeans were 1 cent higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 2 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was fractionally higher, May soybeans were 3 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 4 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was 2 cents lower, May soybeans were 1 cent lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 5 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was fractionally lower, May soybeans were 10 cents lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 5 cents lower.

  • USDA on Thursday lowered its estimate for Argentina's soybean crop 7 mmt, to 47 mmt (1.7 billion bushels), due to drought. (Photo courtesy of Ignacio Greco)

    USDA Reports Review

    With all the attention on Argentina's crop production estimates, USDA didn't disappoint. However, the situation may not be as dire as many believe.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was 1 cent lower, May soybeans were 7 cents lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 3 cents lower.

  • USDA will release its latest Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports at 11 a.m. CST Thursday. (Logo courtesy of USDA)

    USDA Reports Preview

    Another dry month has come and gone in Argentina, with the country's production of corn and soybeans expected to be trimmed again.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was fractionally lower, May soybeans were 6 cents lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 2 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was fractionally lower, May soybeans were 1 cent lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 5 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was fractionally lower, May soybeans were 1 cent lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 3 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was 1 cent higher, May soybeans were 8 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 2 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was 2 cents higher, May soybeans were 7 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 6 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    March corn was 1 cent higher, March soybeans were 4 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 3 cents higher.