Blogs

  • Minding Ag's Business

    (Progressive Farmer chart by Center for Farm Financial Management, University of Minnesota)
    Posted by Katie Micik Dehlinger , Farm Business Editor

    Despite the challenging economic environment, there are farms that are thriving.

  • Canada Markets

    The green bars show the weekly wheat exports from Canada's licensed terminals, measured against the primary vertical axis. The blue line indicates to volume needed each week to reach the export forecast, also measured against the primary vertical axis. The upward sloping black line shows the steady pace needed to reach the current export forecast and the red line shows the actual cumulative exports, both measured against the secondary vertical axis. (DTN graphic by Cliff Jamieson)
    Posted by Cliff Jamieson , Canadian Grains Analyst

    Canadian wheat exports were light in week 23 at 100,500 metric tons, while the current pace is falling well short of meeting current government forecasts.

  • Market Matters Blog

    The DTN domestic distillers dried grains weekly spot price was unchanged on average at $149 per ton for the week ended Jan. 16. (DTN file photo)
    Posted by Mary Kennedy , DTN Basis Analyst

    DTN's weekly average spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was unchanged at $149 per ton versus one week ago.

  • Fundamentally Speaking

    Posted by Joel Karlin , DTN Contributing Analyst

    U.S. corn feed/residual utilization in the Sep-Nov quarter vs. corn fed that quarter per grain consuming animal unit (GCAU)

  • Ag Policy Blog

    Republicans praised President Donald Trump for Wednesday's signing of a trade deal with China that could boost agricultural exports to the country. Democrats highlighted some of the economic harm that has come from Trump's trade disputes. (DTN file image)
    Posted by Jerry Hagstrom , DTN Political Correspondent

    Under the trade deal, agricultural exports to China are expected to reach at least $40 billion over each of the next two years. That compares to 2017 numbers, when exports to China reached $23.8 billion, making it the largest U.S. export market. Soybean exports that year...

  • MachineryLink

    True Speed is built to work as one piece of Kinze's planting system which includes True Depth hydraulic downforce and Blue Vantage planter control display.  (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Dan Miller)
    Posted by Dan Miller , Progressive Farmer Senior Editor

    Kinze Manufacturing and Ag Leader Technology have launched a new high-speed meter and seed tube system.

  • Ag Weather Forum

    Beginning with the bomb cyclone in March, Nebraska had the highest extreme weather damage totals among major agricultural states. (NOAA graphic)
    Posted by Bryce Anderson , DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist

    Agriculture states had a big share of the 14 billion-dollar weather and climate disaster events recorded in 2019.

  • South America Calling

    Almost all major crop areas of Brazil have had from 50-120 millimeters (4-8 inches) of rain in the past 10 days. (INMET graphic)
    Posted by Mike Palmerino , DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist

    All but the northeastern corner of Brazil's soybean areas have had favorable midsummer rainfall.

  • Ethanol Blog

    Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said President Donald Trump will continue to get questions from farmers about small-refinery exemptions. (Photo by Todd Neeley)

    Sen. Charles Grassley wants the EPA to provide regular updates on how it is implementing a plan to account for biofuel gallons not blended because of small-refinery exemptions.

  • Technically Speaking

    After the U.S. conducted a military strike against Iran, spot crude oil prices climbed to $65.65, but then fell lower Wednesday as Iran appeared to have a limited response. Technically, last week's outside bearish reversal near a one-year high suggests lower prices ahead, but it is a risky situation (DTN ProphetX chart).
    Posted by Todd Hultman , DTN Lead Analyst

    Crude oil prices responded to increased tensions with Iran but may have also set an early high in 2020.

  • An Urban's Rural View

    Once again, the relationship between stock prices and cash corn prices is out of balance. At some point, what has gone up must come down -- or so corn growers must hope. (DTN ProphetX graphic)
    Posted by Urban C Lehner , Editor Emeritus

    The intriguing theory of DTN's lead analyst about the relationship between stock prices and corn prices.

  • Production Blog

    Rows of posters presenting the research of agricultural students and their professors at NEPPSC give a glimpse into the pest management techniques of the future. (DTN photo by Emily Unglesbee)

    The work of young ag researchers is on display this week -- and hints at the future of the industry.

  • Sort & Cull

    There's potential for the cash cattle market to maintain its current strength. (DTN/Progressive Farmer file photo by Victoria G. Myers)
    Posted by ShayLe Stewart , DTN Livestock Analyst

    The board may have been questionable last week, but by no means was the strength in the cash cattle market questionable.

  • Editors' Notebook

    (DTN photo illustration by Nick Scalise)
    Posted by Greg D Horstmeier , DTN Editor-in-Chief

    Our look back on the major ag stories of 2019 included some well-known, as well as a couple of completely new, subjects.