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

    Due to the holiday the grain and oilseed complex was closed overnight. Markets will open at 8:30 am (CT).

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was fractionally higher, January soybeans were 4 cents higher, and December Kansas City (HRW) was 2 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 1 cent lower, January soybeans were 2 cents lower, and December Chicago (SRW) was unchanged.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was fractionally lower, January soybeans were 6 cents lower, and December Chicago (SRW) wheat was 4 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was unchanged, January soybeans were 1 cent lower, and December Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 2 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 1 cent lower, January soybeans were 2 cents lower, and December Chicago (SRW) wheat was 5 cents lower.

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    Livestock contracts were pushed deeper into the red by midday Friday with Dec live cattle down $2.30, Jan feeders off $1.20, and Dec hogs losing $0.90.

  • (DTN photo by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

    Initial trade in live cattle and lean hogs saw commercial selling take chart, while feeders were quietly higher. Dec live cattle are down $0.70, Jan feeders are up $0.10, and Dec lean hogs are off $0.60.

  • It might be time to draw up a new game plan in cash corn. (DTN Prophetx Chart)

    Newsom on the Market

    Thursday's USDA reports sent corn market coaches back to the drawing board to develop a new game plan.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • USDA on Thursday increased its national average corn yield estimate to 175.4 bushels per acre, above the average pre-report guess of 172.3 bpa and above last year's record-high yield of 174.6 bpa. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer file photo by Jim Patrico)

    USDA Report Review

    Similar to October, there was one number in USDA's November reports that stood tall among them all: national average corn yield.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was fractionally higher, January soybeans were 4 cents higher, and December Chicago (SRW) wheat was unchanged.

  • 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 was a year ago, in USDA's November reports, when what was expected to be another quiet set of numbers wasn't.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 1 cent lower, January soybeans were 2 cents lower, and December Chicago (SRW) wheat was 3 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 1 cent higher, January soybeans were 5 cents higher, and December Chicago (SRW) wheat was 3 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was fractionally higher, November soybeans were 6 cents higher, and December Chicago (SRW) wheat was fractionlly lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Grain and oilseed markets stumbled late morning Wednesday, and were not able to regain bullish momentum before the close. It looks to be a throwaway day after the complex failed to take advantage of a break in the U.S. dollar index.

  • (DTN photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    December corn was 1 cent higher, November soybeans were 7 cents higher, and December Chicago wheat was 1 1/2 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was fractionally higher, November soybeans were 7 cents higher, 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 lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • Illustration by Nick Scalise

    DTN's Quick Takes

    OMAHA (DTN) -- The grain and oilseed complex is mostly lower shortly after the open of Sunday's overnight session. Soybeans are down 1 to 2 cents, corn is unchanged, and wheat contracts are fractionally lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • Decreasing its domestic soybean ending stocks figure is what USDA does, with a pattern so consistent the constant overestimation seems systematic. (DTN chart by Darin Newsom)

    USDA Report Review

    At the end of the day, one number ruled them all. And it wasn't even one from USDA's October set of reports.

  • 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

    Strobe lights will be flashing, stage lights will shine bright, but it's all for show as USDA's October estimates shed little real light on new-crop supply and demand.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • This year's crude oil futures spreads tell a far different story than what was seen the second half of 2008. (DTN ProphetX graphic)

    Newsom on the Market

    DTN Analyst Darin Newsom's ongoing discussion of trendlines takes us to uncomfortable territory for some: Using technical lines to understand market fundamentals.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Soybeans rallied late, posting a new session high shortly before the close. Corn did nothing, as usual, finishing the day fractionally higher. Wheat contracts also showed some life Friday, led by solid buying interest in the Minneapolis...

  • (DTN photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    December corn was 1/4 cent higher, November soybeans were 1 cent lower, and December Minneapolis wheat was 5 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Soybeans spent little time rallying from Tuesday's test of technical support to Thursday's test of technical resistance. Despite the solid rally by beans, corn was tentative to follow and the wheat complex closed mostly lower.

  • (DTN photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    December corn was 2 cents higher, November soybeans were 4 1/4 cents higher, and December Minneapolis wheat was 7 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Wednesday's over, meaning grains and oilseeds should be at it again Thursday, possibly with a little more spark to some of the markets. Corn and gold did little to nothing while soybeans and cotton rallied, wheat and crude oil fell...

  • (DTN photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    December corn was 1/2 cent lower, November soybeans were 3 1/2 cents lower, and December Minneapolis wheat was 15 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    The one constant Tuesday was wheat's ability to stay above unchanged while corn sat below unchanged and soybeans yo-yoed. Outside commodities were mixed throughout the session in what was, generally speaking, a quiet day.

  • (DTN photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    December corn was 1/2 cent lower, November soybeans were 3 1/2 cents lower, and December Minneapolis wheat was 15 cents lower.

  • Candlestick charting of rice began in Japan centuries ago, what some believe to be the earliest form of technical analysis.

    Newsom on the Market

    When it comes to what type of chart I use for most of my studies at DTN, I always try to keep it as simple as possible.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 1 cent lower, November soybeans were 3 cents lower, and December Minneapolis (HRS) wheat was fractionally higher.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    The first trading day of October saw commodity sectors across the board in the red, some of the showing a deep crimson color. Most markets were pressured by commercial selling to start the new month, with a stronger U.S. dollar...

  • (DTN photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    December corn was 1/2 cent lower, November soybeans were 3 1/2 cents lower, and December Minneapolis wheat was 15 cents lower.

  • USDA's quarterly stocks number for corn came in at 2.295 billion bushels (bb), below the average pre-report estimate of 2.349 bb but still the largest ending stocks figure (for 2016-2017) over the last 30 years. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    USDA Report Review

    While USDA's corn and soybean quarterly stocks numbers came in below expectations, they still show a lot of grain left over from last year.

  • USDA will release its Small Grains Annual Summary and quarterly Grain Stocks reports at 11 a.m. CDT Friday. (Logo courtesy of USDA)

    USDA Reports Preview

    How big Sept. 1 stocks numbers are could be irrelevant, given the bearishness of both corn and soybean markets heading into report day.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 1 cent lower, November soybeans were 6 cents lower, and December Chicago (SRW) wheat was 1 cent lower.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    The grain and oilseed complex rallied Wednesday, led by (surprisingly) winter wheat. Trade volume (futures only) was down from Tuesday's sell-off on the Dec contracts of all three Chicago markets, usually viewed as a bearish...

  • (DTN photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    December corn was 1 1/2 cents lower, November soybeans were 2 3/4 cents lower, and December Kansas City wheat was 1 1/2 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    December corn was 1 cent lower, November soybeans were 5 cents lower, and December Chicago (SRW) wheat was 3 cents lower.

  • (DTN photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

    December corn was 2 cents higher, November soybeans were 7 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 8 cents higher, and December Chicago (SRW) wheat was 1 cent higher.

  • 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 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.