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Dry conditions in Missouri this summer have forced some cattle producers to feed hay due to a lack of forage. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)
Posted by Russ Quinn

For many Missouri cattle producers, a drought this summer has limited the amount of forage that is available to their herds. The dry conditions have forced some into feeding hay already and has many cattle producers scrambling to find alternative sources of feed for their herds.

Business & Inputs

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson talks about agriculture and technology Thursday at a law conference focusing on those topics. (DTN photo by Chris Clayton)
Posted by Chris Clayton

The prospects of blockchain technology came up repeatedly this week at an Ag Technology and The Law conference put on this week in Arkansas. Gov. Asa Hutchinson said the ability to develop blockchain tools for major agribusinesses in the state could provide an advantage in promoting food...

Equipment & Tech

World & Policy


Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for gas-thrifty cars and other conservation programs.

Farm Life

What DTN Is Watching


Weather remains a focus of traders this time of year, but an end-of-week rally in European wheat is providing early excitement for U.S. wheat prices. Any news pertaining to the new trade meeting with China or developments in Turkey will be of interest. There are no major reports other than U.S. consumer sentiment and the index of leading economic indicators.


Moderate to heavy rain is in store for the eastern and southern Midwest, interior Northeast, and northern Delta Friday. Light to moderate rain will cover much of the Southeast. Other crop areas will be dry. Stressful heat returns to southern areas and remains in place over northern areas.