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Business & Inputs

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Track interest rate trends in benchmark rates, farm mortgages, operating credit, farm machinery and feeder loans, based on DTN sources and Federal Reserve surveys of ag banks.

Equipment & Tech

World & Policy

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U.S. stocks slipped Wednesday after their recent record-setting run. Energy companies stumbled, but basic materials makers rose as investors hoped two large deals will win approval from regulators.

Farm Life

Farmers are dealing with higher levels of stress due to prolonged problems with lower commodity prices. That's leading Colorado officials to revisit the need for a stress hotline.
Posted by Chris Clayton

While it isn't quite like 1983, the level of stress and worry is growing out in the countryside. People who deal with some of the few rural hotlines out there are seeing the level of calls and emails picking up as well.

What DTN Is Watching

Markets

It is expected to be a quiet news day for grains Wednesday with traders watching for headlines of new export sales (morning), chatter regarding South American harvests, and updated weather forecasts. Financial markets will keep an eye out for the release of the latest FOMC minutes set for release Wednesday afternoon.

Weather

Light to moderate snow is in store for the western U.S., Northern Plains and Canadian Prairies Wednesday, and light rain will form in the southeastern U.S. along with a light rain and freezing precipitation mix in the northeastern U.S. Dry conditions will be in effect elsewhere. Temperatures will be seasonal in the northwest and well above normal elsewhere. Early-season fieldwork activity will be enhanced in the central U.S. ahead of a colder pattern with rain and snow by the end of the week.