Darin Newsom

DTN Senior Analyst
Darin Newsom

DTN Senior Analyst Darin Newsom has more than 25 years of experience analyzing commodity markets and developing risk-management strategies, and is also the creator and guiding force behind DTN's Six Factor Marketing Strategies.

Besides DTN, his articles and commentary are consistently featured in industry publications such as The Progressive Farmer, Trader Planet, and Commodities Now Magazine, along with multiple newspapers and radio stations throughout the country. He's a well-known speaker on the agricultural circuit, providing his analysis and commentary on a variety of markets. He also appears as a regular analyst on the Iowa Public Television Program "Market to Market."

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  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 1 cent higher, November soybeans were 4 cents higher, and September Chicago (SRW) wheat was 5 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 7 cents lower, November soybeans were 20 cents lower, and September Minneapolis (HRS) wheat was 9 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 5 cents lower, November soybeans were 7 cents lower, and September Minneapolis (HRS) wheat was 1 cent higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 3 cents higher, November soybeans were 7 cents higher, and September Minneapolis (HRS) wheat was 5 cents lower.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Following a familiar pattern, December corn watched its early double-digit rally erode for much of Wednesday's session. Soybeans also gave back a large part of an early rally before recovering, while wheat closed mostly lower.

  • (DTN photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    December corn was 1 1/2 cents higher, November soybeans were 1/4 cent higher, and July Kansas City wheat was 6 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 6 cents higher, November soybeans were 5 cents higher, and September Minneapolis (HRS) wheat was 6 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 11 cents higher, November soybeans were 13 cents higher, and September Minneapolis (HRS) wheat was 20 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 3 cents lower, November soybeans were 1 cent lower, and September Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 5 cents lower.

  • Illustration by Nick Scalise

    DTN's Quick Takes

    OMAHA (DTN) -- Despite another dry weekend across the U.S Midwest, Northern Plains, and Southern Plains, grain markets are off to a lower start Sunday night. Soybeans have quickly fallen 6 cents, closing in on giving back half of...

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 3 cents lower, November soybeans were 19 cents lower, and September Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 12 cents lower.

  • USDA left its national average yield estimates for corn and soybeans unchanged from June in its July Crop Production report on Wednesday. (DTN file photo by Pamela Smith)

    USDA Reports Review

    When analyzing USDA's July Supply and Demand and Crop Production reports, one could read the title of this piece as either a question or a statement.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 5 cents lower, November soybeans were 9 cents lower, and September Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 5 cents lower.

  • USDA will release its latest Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports at 11 a.m. CDT Wednesday. (Logo courtesy of USDA)

    USDA Reports Preview

    Regardless of what you're looking for, USDA's July set of Crop Production and Supply and Demand reports is sure to please.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 3 cents lower, November soybeans were 8 cents lower, and September Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 2 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 8 cents higher, November soybeans were 20 cents higher, and September Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 13 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 1 cent lower, November soybeans were 2 cents lower, and September Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 8 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 6 cents lower, November soybeans were 4 cents lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 17 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    Grains were closed overnight for Tuesday's holiday, scheduled to open at 8:30 am (CT) Wednesday.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 6 cents higher, November soybeans were 22 cents higher, and September Minneapolis (HRS) wheat was 27 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 4 cents higher, November soybeans were 3 cents higher, and September Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 13 cents higher.

  • USDA will release its June Acreage and quarterly Grain Stocks reports at 11 a.m. CDT Friday. (Logo courtesy of USDA)

    USDA Reports Preview

    Of the two sets of USDA numbers scheduled for release Friday, June 30, the size of corn and soybean quarterly stocks should matter greatly to the markets.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 1 cent higher, November soybeans were 5 cents higher, and September Minneapolis (HRS) wheat was 24 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was fractionally higher, November soybeans were 2 cents higher, and September Minneapolis (HRS) wheat was 7 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 2 cents higher, November soybeans were 8 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 3 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 1 cent higher, November soybeans were 4 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 7 cents lower.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Markets in general were lower Wednesday as a wave of selling swept across nearly every complex. One of the few to show a gain was gold as it recovered from its recent sell-off, aided in part by the lower U.S. dollar index. Grains...

  • (DTN photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    December corn was 1 1/2 cents higher, November soybeans were 1/4 cent higher, and July Kansas City wheat was 6 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 1 cent higher, November soybeans were fractionally higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 4 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 1 cent higher, November soybeans were unchanged, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 7 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 4 cents lower, November soybeans were 4 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 1 cent higher.

  • One look at fundamentals suggests cash corn is still overpriced. Different studies suggesting otherwise create a tangled knot of a problem. (DTN chart)

    Newsom on the Market

    The many bulbs of fundamental analysis seem a bit tangled as we leave one USDA monthly report and look ahead to the upcoming quarterly set of numbers.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was fractionally lower, November soybeans were 2 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 6 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 2 cents lower, November soybeans were 4 cents lower, and September Minneapolis (HRS) wheat was 9 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 2 cents higher, November soybeans were 4 cents higher, and September Minneapolis (HRS) wheat was 16 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was 4 cents lower, July soybeans were 4 cents lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 7 cents lower.

  • USDA will release its latest Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports at 11 a.m. CDT Friday. (Logo courtesy of USDA)

    USDA Reports Preview

    Like a standard deck of cards, DTN's June USDA report preview table spans 52 lines on an Excel worksheet. The key to market reaction to the report could be any one of the items on those lines. Market reaction to the June 9...

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was 2 cents higher, July soybeans were 4 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 5 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was fractionally lower, July soybeans were 2 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 5 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was fractionally lower, July soybeans were fractionally higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 2 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was unchanged July soybeans were 1 cent higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was unchanged.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was 1 cent higher, July soybeans were 2 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 2 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was 2 cents higher, July soybeans were 7 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 4 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was 7 cents lower, July soybeans were 20 cents lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 4 cents lower.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    The three Kings of Commodities (gold, crude oil, and corn) posted gains Wednesday while both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and U.S. dollar both took beatings. Gold was the most impressive commodity, gaining $23 as the U.S. dollar...

  • (DTN photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    July corn was 1 1/4 cents higher, July soybeans were 2 1/2 cents higher, and Kansas City July wheat gained 6 1/2 cents.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was 1 cent higher, July soybeans were 4 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 2 cents higher.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    The soybean complex was able to hold gains throughout the session surging to new highs late in the day and helping to support the other grain markets. Other commodities, namely cotton and cattle, weren't so fortunate and unable...

  • (DTN photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    May corn was 2 1/2 cents higher, May soybeans were 8 1/4 cents higher, and Kansas City July wheat gained 4 cents.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was 1 cent lower, July soybeans were fractionally higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 3 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was 1 cent lower, July soybeans were 1 cent higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 5 cents lower.

  • USDA is dependable when forecasting final stocks 1 1/2 years down the road. Is that a good or bad thing? (DTN chart by Darin Newsom)

    Newsom on the Market

    USDA's bottom line weakness could be a result of its greatest strength -- predicting new-crop ending stocks.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was fractionally lower, July soybeans were 3 cents lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 1 cent lower.

  • USDA will release its latest Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports at 11 a.m. CDT Wednesday. (Logo courtesy of USDA)

    USDA Reports Preview

    Here's why old-crop supply and demand numbers coming out in Wednesday's USDA reports can be as confusing as words in a certain Springsteen rock classic song.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was 2 cents lower, July soybeans were 4 cents lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 2 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was 2 cents higher, July soybeans were fractionally lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 2 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was 2 cents lower, July soybeans were 3 cents lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 5 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was fractionally lower, July soybeans were 7 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 6 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was 5 cents higher, July soybeans were 8 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 15 cents higher.

  • While the art behind this week's NAFTA deal is abstract, the dealer is crystal clear. (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    Newsom on the Market

    This week has proven, beyond the shadow of a doubt, the U.S. is a business being led by a Wild West gunslinger.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was 1 cent lower, July soybeans were fractionally lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 2 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was 1 cent higher, July soybeans were fractionally lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 1 cent higher.