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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.

World & Policy

Posted by Liubov Georges

Oil futures on New York Mercantile Exchange and Brent crude on Intercontinental Exchange finished lower in afternoon trade Wednesday. West Texas Intermediate moved back above $20 per barrel (bbl) after the White House called for an emergency meeting Friday, April 3.

Farm Life

Not sure which way to turn in this time of uncertainty? Here are some tips for getting your mind in a positive groove. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)
Posted by Pamela Smith

Here are some tips to lift your spirits up during this new reality of staying home more than usual.

What DTN Is Watching


With continuous attention on rising coronavirus statistics, the market may not be in the mood for much fun on April fool's day. Wednesday's energy inventory reports from the U.S. Energy Department at 9:30 a.m. CDT have an increased audience these days, providing clues of gasoline demand and ethanol production. Economic reports include ADP employment at 7:15 a.m. and ISM's index of U.S. manufacturing at 9 a.m. A Fats and Oils report from NASS concludes the day's scheduled reports at 2 p.m. CDT.


A rain-snow combination is in store for the Northern Plains Wednesday, hindering late-corn harvest efforts and causing livestock stress. Cold conditions are also on tap for the northwestern Plains into the western Canadian Prairies. Other crop areas will be dry except for light rain in portions of the western Midwest.