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

    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.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • 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 Friday. (Logo courtesy of USDA)

    USDA Reports Preview

    DTN will be keeping an eye on one number in particular in USDA's January reports.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • 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

    March corn was fractionally lower, March soybeans were fractionally lower, and March Chicago (SRW) wheat was unchanged.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • November soybeans are just one of the markets discussed in this look at new-crop seasonal patterns. (DTN graphic by Nick Scalise)

    Newsom on the Market

    The holiday season presents a chance to discuss the seasonal tendencies of some new-crop ag markets.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    March corn was fractionally higher, January soybeans were 3 cents higher, and March Chicago (SRW) wheat was fractionally higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    March corn was fractionally lower, January soybeans were 5 cents lower, and March Chicago (SRW) was fractionally lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    March corn was fractionally lower, January soybeans were 7 cents lower, and March Chicago (SRW) was fractionally lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    March corn was 2 cents higher, January soybeans were 4 cents higher, and March Chicago (SRW) was fractionally lower.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    March corn was 1 cent higher, January soybeans were 12 cents higher, and March Chicago (SRW) was 3 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    March corn was 1 cent higher, January soybeans were 3 cents higher, and March Chicago (SRW) was 2 cents higher.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • (DTN illustration by Nick Scalise)

    DTN Closing Grain Comments

    As Wednesday came to a close, the commodity complex showed a good deal of red, with just enough green for garnish, again resembling a Bloody Mary. Grain and oilseeds were mixed, energies and metals were lower (some sharply), and...

  • (DTN photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments

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

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    March corn was 2 cents lower, January soybeans were 4 cents lower, and March Chicago (SRW) was unchanged.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

    March corn was 2 cents lower, January soybeans were 4 cents lower, and March Chicago (SRW) was unchanged.

  • DTN Early Word Grains

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

  • 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.