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Business & Inputs

Fufeng Group, a Chinese-based bio-fermentation company, announced plans last fall to build a $700 million corn mill plant north of Grand Forks, North Dakota. The project is now at the center of concerns about growing Chinese investment in U.S. agriculture, as well as the project's vicinity to an Air Force base. (Image from Fufeng website)
Posted by Chris Clayton

The concerns over Chinese investment in U.S. agriculture and the proximity to an Air Force base with lots of military technology have all intersected at a corn mill project in North Dakota.

World & Policy

Posted by Brian L. Milne

Oil futures nearest delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange and Brent crude on the Intercontinental Exchange rallied on the first day of trading for the third quarter following Thursday's drubbing, as supply disruptions in Libya and a planned strike by Norwegian oil workers offset slowing...

Farm Life

Arnusch Farms was sidedressing silage corn before installing gated irrigation pipe to deliver a much-needed drink to the crop. Marc Arnusch reports in as part of DTN's View From the Cab project. (Photo courtesy of Marc Arnusch)
Posted by Pamela Smith

Crops continue to cook along for DTN's View From the Cab farmers in Colorado and Ohio. This week they talk about crop progress, freedom and community values.

What DTN Is Watching

On the first day of July and ahead of a three-day weekend, the Institute of Supply Management's U.S. index of manufacturing is due out at 9 a.m. CDT, the only significant report of the day. Traders will be keenly watching the latest weather forecasts, including developing chances for rain in the Corn Belt.


Showers and thunderstorms are in store for portions of the western Plains, Midwest and across the Southeast Friday. Rainfall will combine with seasonal temperatures to favor pollinating corn and flowering soybeans. Stressful heat and dryness will continue to be noted in the southern Plains.