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

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • USDA on Thursday pegged Brazil's soybean crop at a record 108 million metric tons, an increase of 4 million tons from last month's forecast. (DTN file photo)

    USDA Report Review

    The biggest numbers in USDA's reports on Thursday, without a doubt, had to be South American production numbers for both soybeans and corn.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • Legend has it the last music the defenders of the Alamo heard was the bugle call El Deguello. (DTN photo by Darin Newsom)

    Newsom on the Market

    With another quarter in the books for U.S. grains, demand continues stronger than projected.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was fractionally higher, May soybeans were 3 cents higher, and July Kansas City wheat was 2 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    May corn was fractionally lower, May soybeans were 3 cents lower, and July Kansas City wheat was fractionally lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    March corn was 1 cent higher, March soybeans were 4 cents higher, and July Kansas City wheat was 2 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    March corn was fractionally higher, March soybeans were 4 cents higher, and July Kansas City wheat was 1 cent higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    March corn was 1 cent lower, March soybeans were 5 cents lower, and July Kansas City 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

    Corn and soybeans are deep enough into the 2016-17 marketing year for USDA to finally adjust export demand, sending ripple effects across both domestic and world ending stocks.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    March corn was 1 cent lower, March soybeans were 8 cents higher, and July Kansas City wheat was fractionally higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    March corn was fractionally lower, March soybeans were 1 cent lower, and July Kansas City wheat was 2 cents lower.

  • (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

    The livestock sector was mixed at midday with cattle markets higher and lean hogs drifting lower. Activity seemed to be relatively light as contracts posted narrow trading ranges over the course of the morning on low trade volume.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    March corn was 1 cent lower, March soybeans were 7 cents lower, and July Kansas City wheat was 4 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    March corn was 3 cents lower, March soybeans were 13 cents lower, and July Kansas City wheat was 4 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    March corn was 3 cents higher, March soybeans were 17 cents higher, and July Chicago wheat was 1 cent higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    March corn was fractionally lower, March soybeans were 4 cents lower, and July Kansas City wheat was 2 cents higher.

  • Of all USDA's gifts unwrapped Thursday, the most surprising might have been in soybeans. (Gift box photo by Jpquidores, CC BY-SA 2.0; soybean photo by Jim Patrico; DTN photo illustration by Nick Scalise)

    USDA Reports Review

    Of all USDA's gifts unwrapped Thursday, the most surprising might have been in soybeans.

  • USDA will release its latest Crop Production, Crop Production Annual Summary, Quarterly Grain Stocks, Winter Wheat Seedings and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports at 11 a.m. CST Thursday. (Logo courtesy of USDA)

    USDA Reports Preview

    The packages are wrapped, waiting to be torn open Thursday morning.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    March corn was 2 cents lower, March soybeans were 6 cents lower, and March Chicago wheat was 2 cents lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    March corn was unchanged, March soybeans were 6 cents lower, and March Chicago wheat was 1 cent higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    March corn was fractionally lower, March soybeans were 6 cents lower, and March Chicago wheat was 1 cent lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    March corn was unchanged, March soybeans were 1 cent higher, and March Chicago wheat was 1 cent lower.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    March soybeans slid to their lowest close in six weeks, accompanied by selling in meal and signs of softer demand. Corn on the other hand, posted its highest close in two weeks and continues to hold its sideways range even as the...

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    March corn was unchanged, March soybeans were 4 cents lower, and March Chicago wheat was fractionally lower.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    As we say goodbye to 2016, it's ironic to note that grains closed the last day of the year opposite what annual percent change studies show. Corn and wheat finished higher for the day, but down for the year, while soybeans...

  • Despite huge piles of corn across the U.S., the fundamental view of corn could be considered bullish for 2017. Unless... (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    Newsom on the Market

    The outlook for corn isn't as gloomy as it is for soybeans. Unless...

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    March corn was 1 cent lower, March soybeans were unchanged, and March Chicago wheat was 1 cent higher.

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Every sector was showing a holiday mix of red and green Thursday, as traders look ahead to another three-day weekend. Most of the action in grains occurred early, though wheat was able to find buying interest throughout the...

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    After Monday's holiday and Tuesday's strong rally, it seemed almost inevitable that grains would come under pressure Wednesday. However, after moving to double-digit losses, soybeans were able to stabilize. Outside markets were...

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    Grain contracts spent the day climbing as if rejuvenated by the just passed three-day holiday weekend. Soybeans led the way, though corn and wheat both held their own keeping up. Outside markets were also higher with crude oil...