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

    July corn was 2 cents lower, July soybeans were 7 cents lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 10 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was 1 cent higher, July soybeans were 3 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 5 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    July corn was 1 cent lower, July soybeans were 1 cent higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 9 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was fractionally lower, May soybeans were 4 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 8 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was 1 cent lower, May soybeans were 3 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 10 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • Like the robins, a sure sign of spring is when changes to residual use by USDA start to appear in monthly Supply and Demand reports. (Photo by Ben Newsom)

    USDA Reports Review

    If we give USDA the benefit of the doubt, it means our old friend -- residual use -- has made its seasonal appearance.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was fractionally lower, May soybeans were 3 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 7 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was 1 cent higher, May soybeans were 12 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 5 cents higher.

  • 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

    Who sends whom swag, post-report, depends on whether or not USDA makes substantial changes to old-crop domestic ending stocks in its April reports.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was 4 cents lower, May soybeans were 15 cents lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 6 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • Wednesday's market action was like watching a clown: Fun or scary, depending on how you feel about clowns. (Photo by graceofapplevalley, CC BY 2.0)

    Newsom on the Market

    No matter how you look at it, there was enough going on Wednesday to make watching markets fun again.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    When the dust finally settled on Wednesday's session the only market that saw a limit move was June live cattle, and that was up. What had threatened to be a catastrophic day in grains due to heightened trade war fears amounted...

  • (DTN photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    May corn was 9 1/4 cents lower, May soybeans were 40 1/4 cents lower, and July Kansas City wheat was 2 1/2 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was 11 cents lower, May soybeans were 46 cents lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 7 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was fractionally higher, May soybeans were 8 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 7 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was 4 cents higher, May soybeans were 12 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 7 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was 1 cent lower, May soybeans were 3 cents lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 4 cents lower.

  • USDA will release its Prospective Plantings and Quarterly Grain Stocks reports at 11 a.m. CDT Thursday. (Logo courtesy of USDA)

    USDA Reports Preview

    The recipe for analyzing Thursday's USDA reports, at least in my book, is to start with quarterly stocks before adding a dash of prospective plantings.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was 2 cents higher, May soybeans were 1 cent higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 3 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was 1 cent higher, May soybeans were 6 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 4 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was fractionally higher, May soybeans were 3 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 4 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was 2 cents lower, May soybeans were 1 cent lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 5 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was fractionally lower, May soybeans were 10 cents lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 5 cents lower.

  • USDA on Thursday lowered its estimate for Argentina's soybean crop 7 mmt, to 47 mmt (1.7 billion bushels), due to drought. (Photo courtesy of Ignacio Greco)

    USDA Reports Review

    With all the attention on Argentina's crop production estimates, USDA didn't disappoint. However, the situation may not be as dire as many believe.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was 1 cent lower, May soybeans were 7 cents lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 3 cents lower.

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

    USDA Reports Preview

    Another dry month has come and gone in Argentina, with the country's production of corn and soybeans expected to be trimmed again.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was 1 cent higher, May soybeans were 8 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 2 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was 2 cents higher, May soybeans were 7 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 6 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    March corn was 1 cent higher, March soybeans were 4 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 3 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    March corn was 1 cent lower, March soybeans were 14 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 3 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    March corn was 1 cent lower, March soybeans were 2 cents lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 3 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    March corn was 3 cents higher, March soybeans were 18 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 8 cents higher.

  • USDA reports become more like dandelion fuzz as months and years go by. (DTN photo by Elaine Shein)

    Newsom on the Market

    As I watched the grain and oilseed complex react to Thursday's USDA reports, I was reminded of something.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

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

    USDA Reports Preview

    It's that time of year to turn our attention to USDA's guesses regarding South American crops.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    March corn was 1 cent higher, March soybeans were 2 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 5 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Feeder cattle contracts continue to show triple-digit gains while live cattle are mixed and lean hogs are lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    March corn was 1 cent lower, March soybeans were 7 cents lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 6 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    March corn was 1 cent lower, March soybeans were 7 cents lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 5 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    March corn was 1 cent higher, March soybeans were 1 cent higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 10 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    March corn was 2 cents higher, March soybeans were 11 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 7 cents higher.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    New-crop July Kansas City wheat was the strength of the grain and oilseed complex Friday, moving as much as 10 cents higher before pulling back slightly at the close. Corn did little for much of the day, while soybeans were again...

  • (DTN photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    March corn was 1/2 cent higher, March soybeans were 2 3/4 cents lower, and March Chicago wheat was 2 1/4 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    It was a volatile session in soybeans as a block trade caused chaos in the market (see the discussion on soybeans below). Corn spent much of the day bouncing back and forth across unchanged while wheat was able to close higher...

  • (DTN photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    March corn was 3/4 cent higher, March soybeans were 4 1/2 cents higher, and March Chicago wheat was 4 1/4 cents higher.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    The grain and oilseed complex was finally able to join other commodities in an all-out rally Wednesday, even if it only proves to be short-lived. Most of the support for commodities in general came from the weaker U.S. dollar and...

  • (DTN photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    March corn was 2 1/2 cents higher, March soybeans were 3/4 cent higher, and March Chicago wheat was 3 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    March corn was 1 cent higher, March soybeans were 7 cents higher, and March Chicago (SRW) wheat was 3 cents higher.