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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

Three-point hitches can be a mass of metal and hoses. Be careful how you connect them. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Kurt Lawton)
Posted by Russ Quinn

DTN Staff Reporter Russ Quinn looks at a report on safe implement hitching. The detailed report covers safe drawbar, three-point, power take-off (PTO), hydraulic and electrical connections.

World & Policy

Farm Life

Zack Rendel of Miami, Oklahoma, (left) and Brent and Lisa Judisch of Cedar Falls, Iowa, are this year's featured DTN View From the Cab farmers. (Courtesy photo of Zack Rendel; DTN photo of Brent and Lisa Judisch by Pamela Smith)
Posted by Richard Oswald

Corn planting in Brent and Lisa Judisch's area of Cedar Falls, Iowa, is about 97% done, while soybean planting is about 75% complete. Zack Rendel of Miami, Oklahoma, might also switch to beans if rains continue to delay milo planting on his farm.

What DTN Is Watching


Rain remains the concern in this week's forecast, especially from Missouri to Ohio. Tuesday tends to be a quieter news day, but financial traders will note a report of new home sales from the U.S. Census Bureau.


Moderate to heavy rain is in store for the southeastern U.S. Tuesday. We'll also see light rain move across the northern and western Midwest and the southeastern Plains. Dry conditions will be in place elsewhere. Temperatures will be cool in the western growing areas, which will slow down crop development. Eastern areas will be seasonal, while in the northwestern U.S. and Canadian Prairies, notably above-normal values will be noted. The next seven days have wet conditions for the eastern Midwest through Southeast, with further hindrances to crop progress.