Blogs

  • Ag Policy Blog

    Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, makes the case to keep agricultural funding in the reconciliation bill to address climate change.   (DTN file photo)

    Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., told DTN Political Correspondent Jerry Hagstrom earlier Wednesday that all the agriculture and food programs in the House proposal for the Build Back Better Act had taken a haircut but remained in good shape...

  • Canada Markets

    The blue bars on this chart shows the western terminal stocks of select grains as of week 11, which is compared to the same week in 2020-21 and the three-year average. (DTN graphic by Cliff Jamieson)
    Posted by Cliff Jamieson , Canadian Grains Analyst

    Canada's grain stocks in store western terminals as of week 11 of the week ending Oct. 17 are reported at levels higher than the same week in 2020-21 while 11% higher than the three-year average.

  • Fundamentally Speaking

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

    U.S. soybean sales as of the second week of October vs. as a percent of the USDA October WASDE estimate along with the change in the USDA's export projection from that October WASDE to the final estimate

  • Ag Weather Forum

    Rainfall during the weekend was significant for a large portion of the Corn Belt. (DTN graphic)

    A system during the weekend brought widespread heavy rain to much of the Corn Belt and another moving through this week will add to the totals, keep soils wet, and delay the corn and soybean harvest. A mix of adverse conditions affect both hard red winter and soft red...

  • Sort & Cull

    Momentum indicators are pointing sharply lower for feeder cattle, highlighting how strong the move down currently is. (DTN file photo)
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    DTN's weekly technical analysis of the livestock markets shows feeder cattle generally seem to be making a more concerted effort to the downside.

  • Technically Speaking

    December lean hogs are nearing support from mid-September with traders advised to watch for a short-term divergence in momentum.
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    DTN's weekly analysis of the livestock markets.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • An Urban's Rural View

    (DTN file image)
    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.