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 fractionally lower, November soybeans were 7 cents lower, and December Chicago (SRW) wheat was 1 cent lower.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Early afternoon saw the Federal Reserve announce no rate change in September, though leaving the door open for the next move to still occur in December. Delayed reactions were seen in the DJIA and U.S. dollar index, with the...

  • (DTN photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    December corn was fractionally higher, November soybeans were 3 1/2 cents higher, and December Chicago wheat was 1 1/2 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 1 cent higher, November soybeans were fractionally higher, and December Chicago (SRW) wheat was 2 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 1 cent higher, November soybeans were fractionally higher, and December Chicago (SRW) wheat was 2 cents higher.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Though it looked like there would be a few green beans left over at the end of Monday's session, contracts flipped from fractionally higher to a penny lower. But November rice closed in the green, the only front-month grain...

  • (DTN photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    December corn was 2 cents lower, November soybeans were 1/2 cent lower, and December Chicago wheat was 2 1/4 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was fractionally lower, November soybeans were 2 cents higher, and December Chicago (SRW) wheat was 2 cents lower.

  • A good-sized crowd gathered at the DTN building to discuss all we don't know following USDA's latest reports. (DTN photo by Darin Newsom)

    Newsom on the Market

    As I talked about in DTN's recent post-USDA report webinar, there is still much we don't know about 2017 corn and soybean crops.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 1 cent higher, November soybeans were 3 cents lower, and December Chicago (SRW) wheat was 1 cent lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 2 cents higher, November soybeans were 4 cents higher, and December Chicago (SRW) wheat was 2 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was fractionally lower, November soybeans were 4 cents higher, and December Chicago (SRW) wheat was 2 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 2 cents lower, November soybeans were 2 cents lower, and December Chicago (SRW) 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 Tuesday. (Logo courtesy of USDA)

    USDA Reports Preview

    It's the September round of USDA reports following an explosive set of August guesses. Time to see who can guess the closest.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 1 cent higher, November soybeans were 2 cents higher, and December Chicago (SRW) wheat was 1 cent higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 2 cents lower, November soybeans were 2 cents lower, and December Chicago (SRW) wheat was 3 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 3 cents higher, November soybeans were 12 cents higher, and December Chicago (SRW) wheat was 6 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 1 cent higher, November soybeans were 3 cents higher, and December Chicago (SRW) wheat was 4 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was fractionally lower, November soybeans were unchanged, and December Chicago (SRW) wheat was 1 cent higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 1 cent lower, November soybeans were 2 cents lower, and December Chicago (SRW) wheat was 1 cent higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 3 cents lower, November soybeans were 5 cents lower, and December Chicago (SRW) wheat was 2 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was unchanged, November soybeans were 1 cent higher, and December Chicago (SRW) wheat was 1 cent higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 1 cent higher, November soybeans were 8 cents higher, and December Chicago (SRW) wheat was fractionally higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was unchanged, November soybeans were 2 cents higher, and December Chicago (SRW) wheat was 3 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 4 cents lower, November soybeans were 9 cents lower, and September Chicago (SRW) wheat was 6 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was fractionally higher, November soybeans were fractionally higher, and September Chicago (SRW) wheat was 1 cent lower.

  • USDA on Thursday estimated corn's national average yield at 169.5 bushels per acre, below last year's 174.6 bpa but well above the average pre-report guess of 166 bpa. (DTN file photo by Pamela Smith)

    USDA Reports Review

    USDA's August round of Crop Production and Supply and Demand reports accomplished one thing: They solidified my thoughts on the process.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was unchanged, November soybeans were 5 cents higher, and September Chicago (SRW) wheat was fractionally lower.

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

    USDA Reports Preview

    For those who were disappointed by USDA in July, don't worry, change is coming in August.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 1 cent higher, November soybeans were 8 cents higher, and September Chicago (SRW) wheat was 3 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 2 cents higher, November soybeans were 7 cents higher, and September Chicago (SRW) wheat was 2 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 3 cents higher, November soybeans were unchanged, and September Chicago (SRW) wheat was 3 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 3 cents lower, November soybeans were 15 cents lower, and September Chicago (SRW) wheat was 3 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 3 cents higher, November soybeans were 6 cents higher, and September Minneapolis (HRS) wheat was 3 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was fractionally lower, November soybeans were 1 cent lower, and September Chicago (SRW) wheat was 2 cents higher.

  • 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 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.