The majority of farmers who responded to a recent DTN Twitter poll said they have already purchased at least some of their fertilizer needs for the upcoming growing season.
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What DTN Is Watching
Most eyes in the grain and oilseed complex will be on the corn market, to see if it can follow through on Wednesday's rally. Due to Monday's holiday the weekly export sales and shipment update is pushed back until Friday. Financial markets have a number of reports set for release Thursday including weekly jobless claims and December housing starts and building permits.Weather
Mainly dry conditions through all major crop and livestock areas of the U.S. and Canada during Thursday. Hard freeze conditions are occurring through the Gulf Coast states early Thursday morning as lows fall into the teens almost to the Gulf Coast. A freeze warning has been issued for areas as far south as south Texas and central Florida with lows of 28 to 32F expected around sunrise. The southeast is much colder than normal today while the western and Northern Plains and western Midwest regions will be turning warmer.