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Thought eradicated for 30 years, screwworms have been found in deer in Florida. Cattle producers are urged to be vigilant as the situation develops. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Becky Mills)

Thought eradicated for 30 years, screwworms have been found in deer in Florida.

Business & Inputs


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

Precision Planting's SpeedTube high-speed planting system, pictured above mounted on a Deere planting unit, is at the center of a Department of Justice lawsuit to stop John Deere from purchasing Precision Planting. Deere has offered to license the technology out should the deal go through. (Photo courtesy of Precision Planting)
Posted by Emily Unglesbee

In response to a Department of Justice lawsuit filed to stop John Deere's purchase of Precision Planting, Deere has announced its intent to license SpeedTube technology to Ag Leader Technology once the purchase is complete.

World & Policy

Posted by George Orwel

Oil futures settled higher Friday afternoon as the prospect for an oil production cut by OPEC offset a stronger dollar and data showing an increase in the number of active domestic oil rigs.

Farm Life

What DTN Is Watching


Moderate to heavy rain is in store for the eastern Great Lakes Friday, and light rain will cross the southern Canadian Prairies and far Northern Plains. Other primary U.S. and Canadian Prairies crop regions will be dry. Temperatures will be mild in all areas. This combination favors harvest except in eastern areas. Dryness continues in southwestern Plains and Delta winter wheat areas.


The most influential factor in the market Friday could be the continued strength of the U.S. dollar. Look for commodities, including grains, to struggle heading into the weekend. Speaking of grains, the complex has the added weight of favorable weather forecasts (except some eastern growing areas) for a busy corn and soybean harvest weekend.