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The 10,343-acre Zeman Ranch includes 44 center pivots on 5,640 acres. It also runs cow/calf pairs and a feedlot on 4,700 acres. (Photo courtesy of Hall and Hall)
Posted by Elizabeth Williams

The Zeman Ranch in the Nebraska Sandhills is listed for $20 million more than the next most expensive ranch for sale in the state, and the hefty price tag highlights dueling philosophies in the farmland market.

Business & Inputs


There was a 9% increase in the number of D4 biomass-based diesel renewable identification numbers generated in May from April, and a 4.7% boost in the monthly generation of D6 renewable fuel RINs last month.

Equipment & Tech

The drum test applies loads up to 50,000 pounds on tires, while exposing them to rubber-aging ozone to simulate damage from sunlight. (Photo courtesy of Firestone)
Posted by Dan Miller

The Firestone Farm Tire Test Center in Ohio tortures tires so there's less chance of a failure in a farmer's field. Downtime due to tire failure may cost a producer $570 per hour in lost yield, so here are some tips to extend the life of your tires.

World & Policy

After a defeat last month, the House version of the farm bill passed on Thursday. (DTN graphic)
Posted by Chris Clayton

The House version of the farm bill got its votes, all Republican, after House leadership agreed to hold votes on immigration bills championed by conservatives. The bill is comparable to the Senate version in several areas, except when it comes to nutrition programs.

Farm Life

Posted by Pam Smith

The thermometers may be teasing with triple-digit temperatures, but the wheat is ready and fields need sprayed in this week's report from DTN's View From the Cab farmers, Genny Haun from Kenton, Ohio, and Kyle Krier, from Claflin, Kansas.

What DTN Is Watching


Thursday's list will look familiar with USDA's weekly export sales early, followed by weekly U.S. jobless claims and natural gas inventories. Weather is always watched this time of year and any news update on the trade front or OPEC's Friday meeting will be noted.


The first day of summer will be wet over the western, central and southern Midwest along with the Delta. Rain is looked upon as favorable for row crops. Other areas will be dry with favorable Southern Plains wheat harvest conditions.