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Urea and potash prices at New Orleans are rising ahead of fall application season. (Chart courtesy of Fertecon, Informa Agribusiness Intelligence)

Domestically many fertilizer prices are rising ahead of fall application season. But rain and cold weather may shorten the window of opportunity for application.


Health care remains the top issue for rural America, according to a DTN/The Progressive Farmer Zogby Analytics poll. Health-insurance costs have risen sharply for some, according to the survey's participants. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer graphic by Brent Warren)

Farmers and ranchers helped to send Donald Trump to the White House. Two years later, does that strong support remain as the country prepares for midterm elections?

Business & Inputs

Equipment & Tech

As soybean harvest gets into full swing, farmers may need to consider storing more beans because of low prices this fall. (DTN file photo)
Posted by Russ Quinn

A higher percentage of farmers may be more familiar with corn in on-farm storage compared to soybeans. While some practices apply to storing all grains correctly, there are certain differences that could present a learning curve when storing beans.

World & Policy

U.S. Rep Don Bacon, R-Neb., (left) hosted House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway, R-Texas, (right) on Monday. They toured Whispering Roots, an urban agriculture nonprofit working to grow vegetables and raise fish in a new facility under construction near downtown Omaha. (DTN photo by Chris Clayton)
Posted by Chris Clayton

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway, R-Texas, was in Omaha with Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., a freshman member of the committee, on Monday as they toured an Omaha nonprofit. He talked with DTN about his take on where things stand with the 2018 farm bill.

Farm Life

John Powers spent the afternoon with visitors from around the world, including a number of U.S. producers, as attendees of the Global Conference on Sustainable Beef toured his operation. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Victoria Myers)
Posted by Victoria G. Myers

Sustainable beef rancher John Powers shared his operation in Ireland with attendees of the Global Conference on Sustainable Beef. His list of concerns are familiar to all beef producers -- government regulation, price of land, and improving the operation for the next generation.

What DTN Is Watching


A report of U.S. retail sales kicks off the day at 7:30 a.m. CDT, followed by weekly grain inspections at 10:00 a.m., NOPA's monthly report of soybean crush, and USDA's weekly crop progress report at 3 p.m. Weather continues to be a concern with wet field conditions interrupting harvest.


Monday features mostly dry and very cool conditions in the primary U.S. crop areas. Precipitation will be confined to moderate to heavy rain from central Texas through the Delta, and light rain in the southern and eastern Midwest. Harvest prospects are improving, but will be slow due to much-below normal temperatures.