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Business & Inputs

Trying to curb a decline in acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program, USDA is boosting rental rates and various land-improvement incentives. USDA wants to see 4 million new acres enter the program. CRP is now at 20.8 million acres, the smallest since the early days of the program in 1987. This image comes from conservation lands on an Illinois farm. (DTN file photo)
Posted by Chris Clayton

Ahead of President Joe Biden's climate summit, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced multiple climate-related programs. A key for farmers and landowners, USDA is boosting rental rates and incentives for landowners to sign up for the Conservation Reserve Program.

World & Policy

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Joe Biden is preparing to formally acknowledge that the systematic killing and deportation of hundreds of thousands of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire in modern-day Turkey more than a century ago was genocide, according to U.S.

Farm Life

Colorado Farm Brewery, outside Alamosa, Colorado, takes "local ingredients" to the extreme, brewing beers made entirely from ingredients grown on the farm. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Joel Reichenberger)
Posted by Joel Reichenberger

The Cody family was on the verge of selling its four-generation farm in southern Colorado but found new life when it turned its focus to craft beer and whiskey with a local -- extremely local -- approach.

What DTN Is Watching

USDA's export sales report, U.S. jobless claims and an update of the U.S. Drought Monitor are all due out at 7:30 a.m. CDT Thursday. A report on March U.S. existing home sales and an index of leading indicators is set for 9 a.m., followed by the Energy Department's weekly report of natural gas inventory at 9:30 a.m. CDT. USDA's monthly cold storage report will be released at 2 p.m. CDT.

Weather

Thursday will be mainly dry and cool to cold across the Midwest, with morning freeze threat and disruption to fieldwork and planting. Scattered light rain will move across portions of the Plains during the day; however, northern and far southwestern sectors face extreme fire threats due to dry conditions and strong winds.