• Ag Weather Forum

    El Nino is forecast to remain in effect at least through the spring season of 2024. (International Research Institute for Climate and Society graphic)
    Posted by Bryce Anderson , Ag Meteorologist Emeritus

    Pacific Ocean trade wind measurements show that the current El Nino still trails 1982, 1997 and 2015 in its intensity.

  • An Urban's Rural View

    The billions in improved pay and benefits the striking United Auto Workers are demanding are billions Detroit's Big Three need to invest in making electric cars. (Photo by Cindy Shebley)

    What the striking auto workers are demanding makes perfect sense from their point of view, but they risk pricing themselves out of their jobs.

  • Market Matters Blog

    Spring wheat harvest in North Dakota dragged on, starting in early August and not finishing until late September. Quality and yield reports of spring wheat and durum were mixed after a variety of weather conditions between planting to harvest. (Photo courtesy of Quentin Sears)

    Late-spring snow and a hot, dry summer concerned spring wheat and durum growers, but the end result surprised many.

  • Technically Speaking

    After supporting highly profitable crush incentives for soybeans this summer, both December soy products broke support and finished September below their respective 100-day averages (DTN ProphetX chart by Todd Hultman).
    Posted by Todd Hultman , DTN Lead Analyst

    A summer of bullish crush incentives for soybeans is losing appeal in late September as both products broke recent support.

  • Canada Markets

    This chart shows North American 2023-24 non-durum wheat supplies falling for the third time in four years to 91.6 mmt (excluding imports), while estimated close to the lowest volume seen since 2007-08, or 15 years. Estimated exports for 2023-24 Canada and the U.S. combined are forecast at the second lowest since 2002-03 at 36.4 mmt. (DTN graphic by Cliff Jamieson)
    Posted by Cliff Jamieson , Canadian Grains Analyst

    Following the release of the USDA's Small Grains Annual Summary on Sept. 29, we look at estimated non-durum wheat supplies for North America and the resulting export potential.

  • Ag Policy Blog

    Former President Donald Trump signs a John Deere combine on Sunday on a farm in south-central Iowa after holding a rally in Ottumwa, Iowa. Trump touted his record with farmers and criticized current President Joe Biden as well as GOP rivals. (Image from X, formerly known as Twitter)
    Posted by Chris Clayton , DTN Ag Policy Editor

    While farm income is stronger now than during his four years in office, Former President Donald Trump, campaigning in Iowa, said any benefits farmers have seen under President Joe Biden come "off the fuse of what we did," as he cited trade negotiations with China, Japan, South...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.