• Canada Markets

    The brown bars show the current AAFC export forecast for 2022-23, while the blue bars represent projected crop year exports based on cumulative licensed exports as of week 33 and the five-year average pace of movement. (DTN graphic by Cliff Jamieson)
    Posted by Cliff Jamieson , Canadian Grains Analyst

    This study looks at cumulative licensed exports for select crops as of week 33, while projects crop year exports based on the historical pace of movement.

  • Market Matters Blog

    DTN's weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains for the week ended March 23 was $4 lower on average than 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 $4 lower than one week ago.

  • Ag Weather Forum

    The Storm Prediction Center is focused on the Lower Mississippi Valley for a moderate risk of severe storms later today. (SPC graphic)

    A strong spring storm system will bring significant risks for severe weather across the Lower Mississippi Valley on Friday. Large hail will be possible, but very strong, damaging winds and long-tracked, strong tornadoes are the main threats.

  • Ag Policy Blog

    U.S. Trade Ambassador Katherine Tai testifying last year in the Senate. Tai told senators on Thursday that the Biden administration right now does not have any negotiations going on with trade partners to reduce tariffs for U.S. products. (DTN file photo)

    While the U.S. Trade Representative's Office is holding talks with Indo-Pacific countries, the country's top trade negotiator told Senators on Thursday that the U.S. isn't cutting any deals for other countries to lower tariffs to U.S. products. Senators from both parties...

  • MachineryLink

    You may want to remove rust and spare the metal part. But there are several things to consider when choosing to remove rust versus replacing metal parts and machinery. (Photo courtesy of Kano Laboratories)

    Be sure you get a rust remover that dissolves the rust away rather than a rust converter, which just changes the rust to a more stable layer of iron oxide. These layers may inhibit further corrosion and may be suitable for some coatings and linings, but the buildup may...

  • Production Blog

    After three days of constant reference, a Commodity Classic program booklet may get a little bruised and battered, but it's still a vital resource to navigating all the event has to offer. (DTN photo by Jason Jenkins)

    The 2023 Commodity Classic drew a record crowd to a sold-out trade show. Here's a rundown on three more items from the event that caught the attention of one DTN crops editor.

  • South America Calling

    The forecast for central Brazil for April suggests dry weather for the primary safrinha corn growing areas. (DTN graphic)
    Posted by John Baranick , DTN Meteorologist

    After some delayed planting for safrinha corn, Mother Nature is not helping out by reducing rains across central Brazil going into and through April.

  • Ethanol Blog

    The Renewable Fuels Association asked EPA Administrator Michael Regan to grant a waiver to allow E15 sales to continue this summer. (DTN file photo)
    Posted by Todd Neeley , DTN Staff Reporter

    The Renewable Fuels Association pressed EPA Administrator Michael Regan to grant a waiver to allow E15 sales to continue beginning on June 1. Without a waiver, E15 would not be available at the pump throughout the summer.

  • Fundamentally Speaking

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

    Percent change in U.S. soybean planted area from the March intentions to June acreage report, the June acreage to the final production figure and also the March intentions to the final number

  • Sort & Cull

    The March 17 Cattle on Feed Report may lend the cattle complex some support and help it look past the current anxiousness of the banking systems. (Photo by Benjamin Krain)

    Regardless of what the futures complex decides to do with the recent COF report, we know where the market's fundamentals sit; when it comes to buying and selling cattle, these fundamentals remain relevant.

  • Technically Speaking

    In the week ended March 17, 2023, spot soybeans fell below their 100-day average, preceded by a sharp break in soybean prices in China, the world's largest buyer (DTN ProphetX chart).
    Posted by Todd Hultman , DTN Lead Analyst

    A technical look at weekly soybean, soybean meal and bean oil prices.

  • Editors' Notebook

    Posted by Greg D Horstmeier , DTN Editor-in-Chief

    March 21 is National Ag Day. Hope you'll join us to salute all the important things agriculture brings to our nation and the world.

  • An Urban's Rural View

    The rescue of Silicon Valley Bank propelled a historic bond-market rally, driving down interest rates and highlighting a dilemma facing the Federal Reserve. (DTN ProphetX chart)
    Posted by Urban C Lehner , Editor Emeritus

    Depositors in Silicon Valley Bank were protected, but what happens to the Federal Reserve's fight against inflation as a result?

  • Minding Ag's Business

    The average interest rate on a non-real estate farm loan hovered around 6% in the fourth quarter of 2022. While that's the highest rate farmers have seen in 10 years, it's close to the 20-year average. (Chart courtesy of the Kansas City Federal Reserve)

    The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City's most recent survey of lenders shows that non-real estate farm loans increased by 20% on average as production costs climbed. Interest rates also climbed to a 10-year high, putting additional pressure on financing costs.