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Business & Inputs


Domestic ethanol supply declined through March 17 as blender inputs, a measure of demand, gained for a second week while production fell after two weeks with increasing output, according to data released Wednesday by the Energy Information...

World & Policy

Posted by Liubov Georges

New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures and Brent crude traded on the Intercontinental Exchange softened early Thursday.

Farm Life

These children's books written by farmer authors take an authentic look at agriculture and life on the farm. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)
Posted by Pamela Smith

A selection of realistic farm books lets farm children see themselves in print and teach others about daily farm life.

What DTN Is Watching

USDA's export sales report is out at 7:30 a.m. CDT Thursday, the same time as weekly U.S. jobless claims and an update of the U.S. Drought Monitor. February U.S. new home sales are set for 9 a.m., followed by weekly U.S. natural gas storage at 9:30 a.m. USDA's monthly cold storage report will be released at 2 p.m. Traders will continue to monitor the latest weather forecasts and are in the habit of expecting an export sale announcement at 8 a.m.


A cold front from Texas through the Midwest is going to be fairly active on Thursday as a system moves out of the Southern Rockies and attaches itself to the front. That will increase the risk of severe weather across Oklahoma and Texas later Thursday and Thursday night, mostly with a hail threat. Heavier rain and thunderstorms are going to develop along this front, which could lead to some areas of flooding going through Friday from Oklahoma through the Ohio Valley.