• Canada Markets

    The brown line represents the pace of spring seeding in Alberta, which jumped by 30 points during the past week ending May 23, ahead of last year's pace (blue line) and the five-year average (grey line). (DTN graphic by Cliff Jamieson)
    Posted by Cliff Jamieson , Canadian Grains Analyst

    Spring seeding in Alberta is ahead of average as of the recent Crop Report, while emergence is well-ahead of average.

  • Market Matters Blog

    The issue of a two-person crew has been a hot button issue among railroads for years. Given that there is currently no federal regulation in place, some states are enacting their own two-person crew law for trains traveling thorough their states. (Photo by Wyatt Halvorson)

    The contentious two-person crew issue, part of the Bipartisan Rail Safety Act, has yet to receive government approval to make it universal.

  • Ag Weather Forum

    Areas of heavy rain over 30 millimeters were found in northwest Alberta and parts of Saskatchewan, but other areas have missed out so far. (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada graphic)

    While heavy rain fell in some areas of the Prairies, others were left without a drop. The rain helped some wildfires, but there are still more fires this year than in the last five years to date in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Here's a look at the rain and temperatures for the week...

  • Ag Policy Blog

    A wetlands on an Iowa farm that is not connected in a continuous surface to a larger body of water. The U.S. Supreme Court ruling redefined how EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers must restrict how they oversee wetlands around the country. (DTN file photo)

    Agricultural groups and Republican lawmakers praised the Supreme Court decision for setting a new standard for regulating bodies of water. Democrats and environmental groups see the ruling as setting back the country's clean water provisions. There was even disagreement over...

  • Minding Ag's Business

    DTN's latest virtual event was held on May 23, but registration has been extended through June 5. (DTN illustration)

    Farmers from six states shared their spring planting experiences, while DTN experts fleshed out expectations for the weather and markets in the months ahead. DTN has extended the registration deadline to view the replay until June 5.

  • Fundamentally Speaking

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

    U.S. barley, oat and sorghum harvested area as a percent of the U.S. corn harvested area vs. yields of each of the other feed grains as a percent of the of the U.S. corn yield

  • Production Blog

    In Illinois, Indiana and Iowa, over-the-top dicamba application must cease after soybean plants reach the V4 growth stage, as seen here. (Iowa State University Extension and Outreach photo)

    Those applying over-the-top dicamba herbicides to soybeans in three Midwest states need to reference the crop, not just the calendar, to stay on label this year.

  • MachineryLink

    AGCO's Fendt brand is readying Smart Spraying technology for its Rogator sprayer. Developed in cooperation with Bosch and BASF, Smart Spraying targets only weeds in fallow fields or in growing crops, spraying in daylight and at night. Fendt plans on bringing the system to the market in 2024. (Photo courtesy of AGCO/Fendt)
    Posted by Dan Miller , Progressive Farmer Senior Editor

    With half-million-dollar price tags for many major pieces of equipment, AGCO and its Precision Planting brand search for ways to keep good equipment doing efficient and sustainable work.

  • Sort & Cull

    Discerning what news needs to affect the market and what news is merely external chatter can be a tough call. (DTN/Progressive Farmer file photo by Mark Parker)
    Posted by ShayLe Stewart , DTN Livestock Analyst

    On one hand, I'm thankful for the technology we have access to; on the other hand, I'd be lying to you if I said it didn't sometimes create more heartache for the market than necessary.

  • Ethanol Blog

    The Biden administration reportedly is considering dropping an electric-vehicle proposal in the Renewable Fuel Standard. (DTN file photo)

    The Biden administration may be dropping or delaying its electric-vehicle proposal from the multi-year Renewable Fuel Standard sent to the Office of Management and Budget.

  • Technically Speaking

    The chart above is a daily chart of July 2023 soybean futures, showing two possible bullish reversal signals early on Monday. (DTN ProphetX chart)
    Posted by Dana Mantini , Senior Market Analyst

    After plunging more than 96 cents last week, July soybeans early Monday had a dramatic turnaround. The day is far from over, but early on July beans are flashing not one but two potential technical reversal signals.

  • An Urban's Rural View

    COVID-19 is over as a public health emergency but far from over otherwise. (World Health Organization image)
    Posted by Urban C Lehner , Editor Emeritus

    The COVID-19 emergency is officially over. But elevated death tolls and the political controversies and social and economic changes the pandemic wrought aren't going away.

  • Editors' Notebook

    Join our next Ag Summit Series event on May 23. (DTN illustration)

    Join host Katie Dehlinger, DTN's farm business editor, for a discussion of crop conditions and agronomic concerns for the 2023 growing season. You'll hear observation reports from farmers around the country. In addition, agronomy, weather and grain markets experts will talk...

  • South America Calling

    Near complete dryness is forecast for most of Brazil for the next week. (DTN graphic)
    Posted by John Baranick , DTN Meteorologist

    The wet season is officially over and safrinha corn in central Brazil is facing dryness for the next week and likely beyond. However, this is typical for this time of year.