Blogs

  • Ag Weather Forum

    Plains and western Midwest temperatures look set to move into above-normal categories by early November. (DTN forecast graphic)
    Posted by Bryce Anderson , DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist

    Very cold air indicated to have a short duration across central United States.

  • Ag Policy Blog

    The European Parliament on Friday voted to adopt a new seven-year Common Agricultural Policy for EU farmers that sets tighter environmental standards, but drew withering criticism from environmentalists. (DTN file photo)

    Despite intense lobbying to reject a new plan for farm programs, the European Parliament on Friday voted to pass a new seven-year Common Agricultural Policy, effectively the EU's farm bill.

  • Canada Markets

    The blue bars represent weekly shipments of Canadian wheat (excluding durum), with another banner week reported for week 11. The red line represents the volume needed each week to reach the current AAFC forecast, both plotted against the primary vertical axis. The black line represents the steady pace needed to reach the current AAFC forecast of 19.2 mmt while the green line represents the actual cumulative pace, both shown against the secondary vertical axis. (DTN graphic by Cliff Jamieson)
    Posted by Cliff Jamieson , Canadian Grains Analyst

    Canada's wheat exports are off to a rapid start, well-ahead of the historical pace. At the same time, government forecasts for 2020-21 were left unchanged this month and suggest that current crop year exports will be only marginally higher than the previous crop year.

  • Market Matters Blog

    DTN's domestic distillers dried grains weekly spot price from available offers was $13 higher on average for the week ended Oct. 22. (DTN file photo)
    Posted by Mary Kennedy , DTN Basis Analyst

    DTN's weekly average spot price for domestic distillers dried grains pushed higher this week.

  • MachineryLink

    Sabanto Inc. has been planting and cultivating fields across the Midwest. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Matthew Wilde)
    Posted

    With a prized innovation award in its quiver, Sabanto expands its reach into an era of farming without human intervention. Sabanto's autonomous operations beat goals for overnight and whole-field operations.

  • Sort & Cull

    Eroding open interest in live cattle futures has continued to pressure prices. Cattle price movements and the open interest direction continue to be heavily correlated, creating the potential for further market losses. (DTN ProphetX chart by Rick Kment)
    Posted by Rick Kment , DTN Analyst

    Total open interest in live cattle futures has tumbled lower throughout October. Following slow but steady gains from May through September, traders are quickly liquidating positions, further pressuring live cattle futures. Sustained price support needs active and strong trader...

  • Fundamentally Speaking

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

    U.S. soybean sales to China as of second week of October and change in sales to that country from that point to end of marketing year vs. the percent that Chinese has taken of total U.S soybean sales as of the second week in October and the percent that China took of...

  • An Urban's Rural View

    Posted by Urban C Lehner , Editor Emeritus

    They may both be superpowers, but the U.S. and China don't get much respect these days in surveys of international opinion.

  • Technically Speaking

    November soybeans have turned consolidative with the 10.46 corrective high becoming an important one on any further setback. (DTN ProphetX chart).
    Posted

    A technical look at the December corn, November soybeans and December Kansas City wheat markets.

  • Production Blog

    Feeding her farming family is just one of the many jobs Amy Brown juggles every day. This time of the year many of those meals are served in the field near the family's Blue Mound, Illinois, farm. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)
    Posted by Pamela Smith , Crops Technology Editor

    An invitation to dinner in the field is a thing to celebrate, even if the guests are a bit late.

  • Ethanol Blog

    POET LLC broke ground on a $25 million expansion of its ethanol plant in Alexandria, Indiana, on Thursday, making way for expanded hand sanitizer production. (DTN file photo by Todd Neeley)
    Posted by Todd Neeley , DTN Staff Reporter

    POET LLC is expanding its production of hand sanitizer, breaking ground on a new facility at an ethanol plant in Alexandria, Indiana.

  • South America Calling

    DTN forecast summer/wet season rainfall from December to February is expected to be below normal for most of Brazil and Argentina. (DTN graphic)
    Posted by John Baranick , DTN Meteorologist

    Showers are expected across much of the primary growing regions in South America, but needed moderate to heavy rains will be confined to just a few locations.

  • Minding Ag's Business

    Just as the cost of computers declined significantly following improvements to its microchips and processors, the falling cost of collecting and storing large quantities of data foretells dramatic upticks in it use. (DTN file photo)
    Posted by Katie Micik Dehlinger , Farm Business Editor

    As satellite data become more ubiquitous, frequent and cheap, yield models like the ones DTN relies on for its Digital Yield Tour are expected to become more accurate, giving farmers and other market participants a better understanding of yield potential before USDA's counts...

  • Editors' Notebook

    An aerial view of DTN's new office building in west Omaha, Nebraska. (DTN photo)
    Posted by Russ Quinn , DTN Staff Reporter

    DTN Staff Reporter Russ Quinn writes that the location where DTN has now moved its office to in Omaha is the place where he used to walk beans.