• Fundamentally Speaking

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

    Old crop and new crop wheat export sales vs. each of those figures as a percent of the May USDA WASDE export projection as of the third week in May.

  • Ag Weather Forum

    Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) 30-day average values have steadily risen since late April, from -6.75 on Monday, April 29, to +3.02 on Tuesday, May 28. (Queensland, Australia Government graphic)
    Posted by Bryce Anderson , Ag Meteorologist Emeritus

    A sharp rise in central Pacific Ocean barometer readings may be a sign of the expected fast change from El Nino to La Nina.

  • Ag Policy Blog

    USDA reports 63 dairy herds in nine states have been infected with H5N1 avian influenza since late March, including 12 herds since May 20. USDA also has reported at least one condemned cow's meat also tested positive for the virus. (DTN file photo by Chris Clayton)
    Posted by Chris Clayton , DTN Ag Policy Editor

    USDA's Food Safety Inspection System (FSIS) reported on Friday that viral particles were found in tissue samples of one out of 96 cows that were tested. Each of the cows tested were condemned and thus prohibited from entering the food supply.

  • Technically Speaking

    July Chicago wheat surged higher for a third time in the past five weeks, closing near $7 for the first time since August 2023. Specs have covered most of their net short positions and wheat crops around the Black Sea are being stressed by dry weather. (DTN ProphetX chart)
    Posted by Todd Hultman , DTN Lead Analyst

    On May 24, July Chicago wheat closed near $7 for the first time since August 2023, helped by a number of weather surprises in early 2024.

  • Market Matters Blog

    DTN's weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains for the week ended May 23 is down $1 per ton on average versus one week ago. (DTN file photo)
    Posted by Mary Kennedy , DTN Basis Analyst

    DTN's weekly average spot price for domestic distillers dried grains is down $1 on average versus one week ago.

  • Ethanol Blog

    Federal lawmakers from Iowa asked the Biden administration this week to amend the Renewable Fuel Standard. (DTN file photo by Chris Clayton)

    Federal lawmakers from Iowa asked the Biden administration to amend Renewable Fuel Standard volumes for 2024 and 2025, in a letter this week to President Joe Biden and Michael Regan, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

  • South America Calling

    Limited rainfall is forecast in south-central Brazil but may be locally heavy as forecast by the European model. (DTN graphic)
    Posted by John Baranick , DTN Meteorologist

    It has been very dry for more than a month in safrinha corn growing areas in central and south-central Brazil. Many have not seen a drop in over six weeks. But a front coming up from the south gives some hope to a crop that is not yet mature and could use the rain that...

  • An Urban's Rural View

    The Camargue, the delta through which the Rhone River flows to the Mediterranean Sea, is famous for its flamingos -- and its rice.  (Photo by Urban Lehner)
    Posted by Urban C Lehner , Editor Emeritus

    Thousands of acres of the reputedly wild Rhone River delta are cultivated in rice, but the number of acres has declined.

  • Sort & Cull

    Seasonal beef demand has helped reignite the cattle market's flame, as boxed beef prices, cash cattle prices and the futures complex all traded higher last week. (Getty Images photo)
    Posted by ShayLe Stewart , DTN Livestock Analyst

    Seasonal demand may have been slow to surface, but last week, choice cuts averaged $9.96 higher than the previous week as consumers are ready for the grilling season!

  • Production Blog

    Digging some roots throughout the season tells a tale about whether the corn crop is worth pushing. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)
    Posted by Pamela Smith , Crops Technology Editor

    How fit was the ground at planting this year? The best tool to evaluate the outcome and make further input decisions is an old-fashioned shovel.

  • Minding Ag's Business

    With surplus topsoil moisture estimates climbing, concerns are growing about planting delays. (DTN map)

    While rain may slow the national planting pace, some growers will get a few windows of opportunity. Anxiety about U.S. planting and Brazilian flooding has changed the market trend.

  • MachineryLink

    AGCO has opened Fendt Lodge in Jackson, Minnesota. It is Fendt's brand home and a place where farmer customers will see and even experience Fendt's product line. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Dan Miller)

    DTN/Progressive Farmer spoke with AGCO's CEO Eric Hansotia about Precision Planting's newest weed management technology, Fendt Lodge and Fendt's marketing strategies.

  • Editors' Notebook

    (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Joel Reichenberger; ribbon by Getty Images; DTN/Progressive Farmer illustration by Barry Falkner)
    Posted by Anthony Greder , DTN/Progressive Farmer Content Manager

    Throughout May, Mental Health Awareness Month, DTN/Progressive Farmer will feature stories and columns on the unique mental health challenges that farmers and ranchers face and the resources and support available to assist those who are struggling to find help and hope.

  • Canada Markets

    Canada's total production of principal grains (wheat, durum, oats, barley, corn) is forecast to increase by 4.9 percent to 61.4 million metric tons (mmt) over the previous year on an additional 1.7 mmt of wheat production, according to USDA's recently released the Canada Grain and Feed Annual report. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)
    Posted by Mary Kennedy , DTN Basis Analyst

    It was a busy week with various reports for Canada Agriculture of weekly exports, canola crush and other important information.