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Ethanol remains a major political issue in the final weeks leading up to the election. Still, a group of 15 GOP senators from oil-producing states wrote EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Wednesday asking for a complete freeze on higher ethanol blend volumes for 2021. (DTN file photo by Chris Clayton)
Posted by Chris Clayton

The senators, largely from oil-producing states, are calling for EPA to freeze the RFS volumes for 2021 while one of their GOP colleagues, Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa, is locked in a tight campaign battle in which ethanol policy is a key issue.

World & Policy


UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations announced Saturday that 50 countries have ratified a U.N. treaty to ban nuclear weapons triggering its entry into force in 90 days, a move hailed by anti-nuclear activists but strongly opposed by the United States and the other major nuclear powers.

Farm Life

Farmers Reid Thompson of Colfax, Illinois, and Ryan Jenkins, of Jay, Florida, are reporting on crop conditions and agricultural topics throughout the 2020 growing season as part of DTN's View From the Cab series. (Photos courtesy of Reid Thompson and Ryan Jenkins)
Posted by Pamela Smith

Weather continues to be the story for DTN's View From the Cab farmers as fire and rain were problems in their respective regions this past week.

What DTN Is Watching

The only official report on Friday's docket is USDA's monthly cattle on-feed at 2 p.m. CDT. Traders will continue to pay close attention to the latest weather forecasts and any new export sales announcements that come up.


Rain will cover the southeastern Plains through eastern Midwest Friday, bringing harvest to a halt for the weekend. We'll also see more disruptive snow in the northern Midwest. Dry conditions will be in place elsewhere. Conditions will be very cold for the season north and west and very warm for the season south and east. Arctic cold is set to spread through the central U.S. during the next five days.