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DNA collection using a new tissue sampling unit, Allflex TSU, averages 10 seconds per head. (Photo courtesy of Allflex)

What was once a challenge of collecting blood drops from a reluctant heifer or bull calf chute side can now be done in mere seconds with new tissue sampling tools.

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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.

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World & Policy

Posted by George Orwel

Oil futures contracts traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange moved higher at the start of regular trade on Tuesday morning, rallying on the back of a weakening dollar and bullish comments by Saudi Arabian oil officials who said that global supply and...

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U.S. dairy groups have sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump calling on him to challenge protectionist Canadian dairy policies. (DTN file photo)
Posted by Chris Clayton

In a letter to the incoming president, U.S. Dairy groups and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture wrote that the new administration needs to challenge Canada on its protectionist dairy policies.

What DTN Is Watching


Grains see the release of holiday-delayed weekly export inspections (for the week ending Thursday, January 12) Tuesday morning, though traders will mostly be weighing in on Argentina's weekend weather. Financial traders will continue to watch the meltdown of the U.S. dollar index and the corresponding rally in gold.


Light to moderate rain is in store from the Deep South through eastern Midwest Tuesday. We'll also see a wintry mix of precipitation in the interior Northwest. Other primary U.S. and Canadian Prairies crop regions will be dry. Temperatures will be seasonal in northern areas and very warm for the season in the southern and eastern sectors. This combination will favor recovery in the central U.S. following the weekend ice storm. In South America, moderate to heavy rain fell over the weekend in north-central Argentina, adding to fears of possibly several million acres being flooded out and lost to production this year.