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New Orleans, Louisiana, barge prices for DAP and urea were down in November, while potash barge prices held steady. (Chart courtesy of Fertecon, Informa Agribusiness Intelligence)

Domestic wholesale prices for most fertilizers are expected to be lower in the short term due to seasonally slow demand and, in some cases, a larger-than-expected inventory carryover resulting from a poor fall application season.


Business & Inputs

Global sulfur consumption is set to increase slightly from 2018 to 2020. Sulfur consumption in 2018 was estimated at 64.7 million metric tons and is forecast to increase to 68 mmt by 2020. (Chart courtesy of Claira Lloyd, Argus Media Limited)
Posted by Russ Quinn

The global sulfur outlook is similar to the other nutrients' world forecasts, but there are some issues affecting the supply side, such as new global supply being slow to come onto the market.

Equipment & Tech

A John Deere 8320R runs autonomously along with other unmanned big hardware at the 2018 Farm Progress Show. (Progressive Farmer photo by Joel Reichenberger)

Autonomous-tractor applications displayed on the fields of this year's Farm Progress Show ‌highlight potential directions for the future use of the technology.

World & Policy


A federal judge's ruling that the Obama health law is unconstitutional has landed like a stink bomb among Republicans, who've seen the politics of health care flip as Americans increasingly value the overhaul's core parts, including protections for pre-existing...

Farm Life

What DTN Is Watching


Like every other day the past couple months, Friday's markets will be watching closely for any new trade developments. The only official reports on the docket are November retail sales at 7:30 a.m. CST and November industrial production at 8:15 a.m. Any remaining December grain or lean hog contracts officially stop trading around noon CST.


Rain will cover the southeastern Plains, southeastern U.S. and portions of the eastern Midwest Friday, with flood potential in many areas. Dry conditions will be in place elsewhere.