• 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.

  • Ag Weather Forum

    Rainfall during the last 60 days has been largely below normal in Argentina. Soil moisture continues to be low as planting progresses. (DTN graphic)
    Posted by John Baranick , DTN Meteorologist

    Coming off of a historic drought last season, Argentina had gotten some better rainfall earlier this spring, but not recently. Limited soil moisture is a concern for wheat and early corn plantings.

  • 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.

  • Canada Markets

    Statistics Canada reported 829,490 mt of canola was crushed in the month of August (blue bar), up 31% from the same month in 2022 and 17% higher than the three-year average. This volume is close to the largest August crush on record. (DTN graphic by Cliff Jamieson)
    Posted by Cliff Jamieson , Canadian Grains Analyst

    The August canola crush was the third largest August crush on record, only 845 mt lower than the August record set in 2020-21.

  • Ag Policy Blog

    The House of Representatives spend most of Tuesday night and all-day Wednesday slugging through debate and votes on amendments to a bill that includes funding for USDA and FDA, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of State with its related agencies. House members had several votes, including one that supported the various commodity checkoff programs.   (DTN file photo)

    Congress is still wrestling over whether to pass a short-term extension to keep the government from partially shutting down after Saturday. The House of Representatives spend most of Tuesday night and all-day Wednesday slugging through debate and votes on amendments to H...

  • Market Matters Blog

    A saltwater wedge is the movement of salt water up the Mississippi River from the Gulf of Mexico and one is now threatening the drinking water of New Orleans and other Louisiana communities. Water systems that will eventually be affected include St. Bernard, Orleans, and Jefferson parishes. A sand sill constructed by the USACE to the proper height above the river bottom can reduce saltwater flow and artificially block the wedge. (Map courtesy U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

    The low water in the Mississippi River has caused salt water from the Gulf to breach the river, threatening the drinking water supply in certain Louisiana parishes.

  • 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.

  • Technically Speaking

    This is a daily chart of November soybeans, which shows the next good support level down at $12.75-$12.80. (DTN chart by Dana Mantini)
    Posted by Dana Mantini , Senior Market Analyst

    A look at November soybeans and KC December wheat.

  • 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...

  • An Urban's Rural View

    The U.S. ran small ag trade deficits in fiscal years 2019 and 2020 and USDA is predicting bigger ones in fiscal 2023 and 2024. (USDA table)

    Here are some reasons not to get too worked up about ag trade's swing into negative territory.

  • 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.