Blogs

  • Ag Policy Blog

    A federal court dismissed a lawsuit on Friday that challenged the National Pork Board's trademarks purchase from the National Pork Producers Council associated with the campaign, "Pork: The Other White Meat." (DTN file photo)
    Posted by Todd Neeley , DTN Staff Reporter

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Humane Society of the United States against the National Pork Board, challenging its purchase of trademarks associated with the campaign, "Pork: The Other White Meat."

  • Canada Markets

    The black bars represent the trend for the continuous active rapeseed price, while the blue bars represent the continuous active canola price, both measured in Canadian dollars. The red line on the study below represents the spread, which has been trending higher (strengthening) since April 2018. (DTN ProphetX chart)
    Posted by Cliff Jamieson , Canadian Grains Analyst

    European demand for Canadian canola will be seen as a blessing for the canola industry as a whole and may prevent a further build in stocks. When the continuous active rapeseed price is compared to the continuous active canola price, in Canadian dollar terms, one could perhaps...

  • Ethanol Blog

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue outlined a number of possible biofuels policy actions he'd like President Donald Trump's administration to take in response to a recent rash of small-refinery waivers. (DTN photo by Chris Clayton)
    Posted by Todd Neeley , DTN Staff Reporter

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue outlined a number of possible changes to federal biofuels policy, in an email to President Donald Trump.

  • Ag Weather Forum

    All northern and central U.S. crop areas face a threat of row crop damage from even an average first freeze in fall 2019. (Vegetation Impact Program graphic)
    Posted by Bryce Anderson , DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist

    Late-starting crops need a late freeze to reach maturity.

  • Market Matters Blog

    The DTN domestic distillers dried grains weekly average spot price was up $1 at $131 per ton for the week ended Aug. 22. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)
    Posted by Mary Kennedy , DTN Basis Analyst

    DTN's weekly average spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was $1 per ton higher at $131 per ton.

  • MachineryLink

    North American sales of combines and four-wheel-drive tractors were mostly lower in July 2019 compared to the previous year while mid-range tractor sales were slightly higher, according to the July Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) U.S. Ag Tractor and Combine...

  • An Urban's Rural View

    Posted by Urban C Lehner , Editor Emeritus

    Foreign policy experts agree the U.S. should get tough with China. They disagree on how tough.

  • Technically Speaking

    The persistent downtrend in the Bloomberg Commodity Index remains intact with a fresh round of lows posted during the week of Aug. 12. The declining trend channel shown above is likely to produce additional losses in the days and weeks ahead. (DTN Prophetx chart)
    Posted

    DTN's weekly analysis of the grain markets.

  • Production Blog

    These ears all came from the same Illinois field and were lined up next to each other, showing the extreme variability in ear size and some of the pollination issues showing up in the corn crop this year. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)
    Posted by Pam Smith , Crops Technology Editor

    This year heading to the field to pull yield samples confirms there's a lot of variability hiding in this year's crop.

  • Fundamentally Speaking

    Posted by Joel Karlin , DTN Contributing Analyst

    Using a simple regression of end of July U.S. crop ratings and the percent that the national yield deviated from the 30-year trend comes up with a figure close to the USDA number of 169.5 bushels per acre.

  • Minding Ag's Business

    While the culture, history and personalities in every family business are unique, three common practices are the keys to success. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Russell A. Graves)
    Posted by Lance Woodbury , DTN Farm Business Adviser

    Effective transitions require more than planning.

  • South America Calling

    As the American Farm Bureau Federation was highlighting the decline in agricultural exports to China on Monday and reports came from China that it was halting private companies from buying U.S. ag products, the chairman of China's largest grain and oilseed trader announced his company will invest more heavily in Brazil. (American Farm Bureau Federation graphic)
    Posted by Chris Clayton , DTN Ag Policy Editor

    As U.S. farmers hear more troubling news about trade disputes with China, the largest Chinese grain and oilseed company, COFCO, plans to buy more Brazilian soybeans over the next five years and help finance Brazilian farmers to expand production on more than 60 million...

  • Editors' Notebook

    Ranch manager Justin Williams from Jones Beefmasters purebred cattle operation in Savannah, Tennessee, with some of the Beefmaster cattle herd. (DTN photo by Loren Lindler)
    Posted by Loren Lindler , Editorial Intern

    Loren Lindler, a student at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, shares how she spent a summer internship with DTN/Progressive Farmer.

  • Sort & Cull

    Posted by Cheri Zagurski , DTN Associate Editor

    DTN Associate Editor Cheri Zagurski has an idea about what to call meatless meat products.