World & Policy


  • Proposals were offered to get a farm bill done as lawmakers went on Thanksgiving break. Ideally, Congress will be closer to having a final bill when lawmakers return Nov. 26. (DTN photo illustration)

    Farm Bill Talks Advancing

    House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway, D-Texas, and ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., have made a joint farm bill offer to the Senate that addresses the stiffer work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that are in...

  • Health Care, Energy Power Stocks Higher

    Wall Street capped a day of volatile trading with a late-afternoon buying spree that sent U.S. stock indexes to a mostly higher finish Friday.

  • Oil Futures End Shallowly Mixed

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures nearest to delivery and Intercontinental Exchange Brent crude took divergent paths Friday while registering large losses on the week.

  • Oil Futures Rally Friday

    Oil futures and the Brent crude contract rallied early Friday after a market rout earlier this week that was intensified by forced selling by hedge funds caught on the wrong side of the market.

  • Tech, Retailers Weigh on Stocks

    U.S. stock indexes were mostly lower in early trading Friday, erasing some of the market's gains from a day earlier.

  • FL Senate Race Heads to Hand Recount

    Florida's acrimonious U.S. Senate contest is headed to a legally required hand recount after an initial review by ballot-counting machines showed Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson separated by fewer than 13,000...

World & Policy Perspectives

South America Calling

Early soybean development in Buenos Aires, Argentina is doing well with favorable soil moisture. (Photo courtesy of Eduardo Reynolds)

Washington Insider -- Friday

What DTN Is Watching


USDA's weekly report of export sales will be released at 7:30 a.m. CST Friday and soybean sales will likely be low again, but there's always a chance that wheat sales could pick up one of these days. An update on U.S. industrial production will come out at 8:15 a.m. and everyone is watching for any news of trade talks with China.


Moderate to heavy snow is in store for portions of the Northern Plains, Great Lakes and the northeastern U.S. Friday. Dry conditions will be in place elsewhere. Harvest conditions will still be difficult in the Great Lakes due to snow, with more favorable conditions elsewhere. Temperatures will have a sharp contrast between cool to cold in the Northern Plains and Midwest, and much milder in the remainder of the Plains through the Delta-Deep South.

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