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Crops

The average retail price of anhydrous was $479 per ton the second week of January 2018, up 10% from last month. The nitrogen fertilizer's average price is now 3% higher than it was a year ago. (DTN chart)
Posted by Russ Quinn

The majority of farmers who responded to a recent DTN Twitter poll said they have already purchased at least some of their fertilizer needs for the upcoming growing season.

Livestock

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Business & Inputs

The head of the nation's largest ethanol interest group told DTN there are no meetings scheduled between oil and ethanol interests to talk about the Renewable Fuel Standard. (DTN file photo by Todd Neeley)
Posted by Todd Neeley

Although President Donald Trump's administration and some Midwest lawmakers are urging oil and ethanol interests to have meetings of the minds to hash out Renewable Fuel Standard differences, one biofuels organization leader remains unconvinced it will...

Equipment & Tech

World & Policy

Posted

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole knew the art of the deal before President Donald Trump published the 1987 book of the same name.

Farm Life

Tax analysts said the new tax law potentially could significantly skew producers' decision on which type of business entity with which to market their commodities. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)
Posted by Chris Clayton

Leaders from USDA, as well as the National Grain and Feed Association and National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, all seek changes to a new Section 199A tax break that would prompt farmers to market more heavily to farmer cooperatives than private ag...

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What DTN Is Watching

Markets

Most eyes in the grain and oilseed complex will be on the corn market, to see if it can follow through on Wednesday's rally. Due to Monday's holiday the weekly export sales and shipment update is pushed back until Friday. Financial markets have a number of reports set for release Thursday including weekly jobless claims and December housing starts and building permits.

Weather

Mainly dry conditions through all major crop and livestock areas of the U.S. and Canada during Thursday. Hard freeze conditions are occurring through the Gulf Coast states early Thursday morning as lows fall into the teens almost to the Gulf Coast. A freeze warning has been issued for areas as far south as south Texas and central Florida with lows of 28 to 32F expected around sunrise. The southeast is much colder than normal today while the western and Northern Plains and western Midwest regions will be turning warmer.

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