Blogs

  • Production Blog

    Many harvested soybean fields, like this one in central Illinois, have greened up with volunteer soybeans. Frost will doom the tender seedlings. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)
    Posted by Pamela Smith , Crops Technology Editor

    Harvest losses resulted in plenty of volunteer soybeans this fall in areas that where early harvested fields received enough rain and warm weather to drive germination.

  • Minding Ag's Business

    Turkey Track Ranch encompasses 26 miles of Canadian River waterfront as well as seven streams and numerous other reservoirs, springs and lakes. (Wyman Meinzer photo courtesy of Icon Global)
    Posted by Katie Micik Dehlinger , Farm Business Editor

    Turkey Track Ranch includes 80,000 acres of land in the northern Texas Panhandle and is known for its abundant water and wildlife. The $200 million price tag includes 40% of the mineral rights underlying the property.

  • Ag Weather Forum

    Drought is forecast to develop across all the Southern Plains during the balance of 2021. (NOAA graphic)
    Posted by Bryce Anderson , Ag Meteorologist Emeritus

    Southern Plains winter wheat faces moisture uncertainty due to La Nina's influence through the 2021-22 winter.

  • Editors' Notebook

    DTN recently featured JR Breitkreutz's shop, which was shaped by his desire for uncluttered space and lots of light. Look for additional shop-related pieces each Sunday in our Top Stories segment. (DTN photo by Jim Patrico)
    Posted by Greg D Horstmeier , DTN Editor-in-Chief

    We're switching up some of our coverage to match your viewing habits, and our Sunday shop-project features are one of the latest additions. You can help and even earn cash.

  • MachineryLink

    John Deere's 7R 350 AutoPowr won Tractor of the Year at EIMA, the world's largest exhibition of agriculture and gardening machinery. Judges recognized the tractor for its on-board technology package and its cab design. (Photo courtesy of John Deere)
    Posted by Dan Miller , Progressive Farmer Senior Editor

    John Deere and New Holland Agriculture brought home three tractor awards this week from EIMA International in Italy. Tractor of the Year awards are given annually to the best European tractors. Deere won best overall and utility tractor of the year, and New Holland won for...

  • Canada Markets

    This chart highlights the trend in Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's monthly wheat export forecast for 2020-21 (blue line), starting in January 2020, along with their 2021-22 estimate (brown line), which was first released in January 2021. This forecast was increased for a second month in October to 13 mmt. (DTN graphic by Cliff Jamieson)
    Posted by Cliff Jamieson , Canadian Grains Analyst

    There were few changes made in AAFC's October supply and demand report, although wheat exports were revised 500,000 mt higher to 13 mmt, with stocks forecast to be the lowest on record in 2021-22.

  • Market Matters Blog

    DTN's weekly average spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was down $2 on average versus one week ago.
    Posted by Mary Kennedy , DTN Basis Analyst

    DTN's weekly average spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was down $2 on average versus one week ago.

  • Ag Policy Blog

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Mexican Ag Minister Victor Villalobos at a farm near Ankeny, Iowa, on Wednesday. Villalobos joined Vilsack on a tour before the pair took part in some events hosted by the World Food Prize. (DTN photo by Chris Clayton)

    Speaking to reporters on Wednesday during an event, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he still expects to see a significant increase for conservation funding despite plans to cut the reconciliation bill from $3.5 trillion to around $1.9 trillion.

  • South America Calling

    Planting progress in Brazil has advanced very quickly, especially in the state of Mato Grosso. (IMEA Brazil graphic; legend translated to English by DTN)

    With thoughts of last season firmly in mind for Brazil producers, planting progress has advanced well ahead of schedule. Weather has cooperated with these efforts.

  • Sort & Cull

    Not only are spot soybean meal prices at their lowest level in a year, compared to spot corn prices, meal futures are trading at their lowest level in eight years. (DTN ProphetX chart)
    Posted by Todd Hultman , DTN Lead Analyst

    Every now and then, events cause traders to lose a sense of value. This fall, that has happened in soybean meal.

  • Technically Speaking

    The chart above is a weekly chart of December soybean meal futures showing major support just below $302 to $308, with a market that has become oversold. (DTN ProphetX)
    Posted by Dana Mantini , Senior Market Analyst

    Until late last week, soybean meal was on a downward path for the past six months. As the market is oversold, there is a chance the meal bear market could be close to an end.

  • Fundamentally Speaking

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

    Stocks-to-use ratio for most classes of wheat lowest in 7 years

  • An Urban's Rural View

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    Posted by Urban C Lehner , Editor Emeritus

    The DTN Ag Summit is an in-person event this year and it's a particularly good year to consider attending.

  • Ethanol Blog

    A Democratic group of lawmakers have asked the Biden administration to increase volumes in the Renewable Fuel Standard. (DTN file photo)

    A Democratic group of congressional lawmakers asked the Biden administration to expand Renewable Fuel Standard volumes, in a letter to the president.