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Neiffer Ranch in Lexington, Oregon, is one of many farms in the state that are unable to apply for and receive permits for concentrated animal feeding operations in 2024, as the state has yet to release rules for a new water-permitting program. (Photo courtesy of Neiffer Ranch)
Posted by Todd Neeley

As Oregon farmers wait for state officials to complete rules and regulations for a new water-permit requirement for concentrated animal feeding operations, one farm family says the delay has put the farm's expansion plans on hold.

World & Policy

Posted by Brian L. Milne

Oil futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange and Brent on the Intercontinental Exchange extended losses early Friday in front of the Memorial Day weekend.

Farm Life

Falling crop prices, like in the late 2023s and early 2024s for corn and soybeans, can take a financial and mental health toll on growers. (DTN ProphetX chart)
Posted by Todd Hultman

Spend time thinking ahead about worst-case scenarios and how to protect yourself from market fluctuations, not just financially, but also emotionally.

What DTN Is Watching

U.S. durable goods orders for April are set for release at 7:30 a.m. CDT Friday, followed by the University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index for May at 9 a.m. USDA's monthly cold storage and cattle on-feed reports will be out at 2 p.m. Dow Jones survey expects USDA to find 11.5 million head of cattle on feed as of May 1, down 0.9% from a year ago.

Weather

A front continues to be active from the Southern Plains through the Mid-Atlantic on Friday and will produce some pockets of showers and thunderstorms, some of which may be severe. But the bigger threat is a system moving through the Northern Plains into Ontario for the day. It has already produced a significant batch of severe thunderstorms overnight, now getting into Iowa. The front to the system will either continue this line of storms or form a new one later in the day centered on Illinois that could also produce severe storms. And has been the case all week, heavy rain will also be a possibility.