Top 5 Things to Watch

Key Happenings the DTN Newsroom is Tracking for the Week of Feb. 12-18

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OMAHA (DTN) -- Here are the Top 5 things the DTN Newsroom is tracking for the week of Feb. 12. Watch for coverage of these and other topics throughout the week on our subscription platforms as well as on

1. Loading up for Louisville: DTN will have several team members at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville. Watch for equipment and other updates from the show floor by our Progressive Farmer Senior Editor Dan Miller. We'll also be hosting a series of workshops on site. Ag Meteorologist John Baranick will discuss the latest spring and summer forecast, and Lead Analyst Todd Hultman will give his long-range outlook on the markets. For a list of times and days, and information on the DTN sales booth, check here:….

Also, next week Progressive Farmer Senior Editor Joel Reichenberger will be reporting from the World Ag Expo in Tulare, California.

2. Tale of two storms: We'll be watching a pair of storm systems rolling across the U.S. during the week, each bringing the chance of snow and hazardous conditions, as well as short-lived cold snaps in northern areas. NFMS visitors can talk to Baranick about those in person, others can watch for weather updates in the Ag Weather Forum blog:….

You can also catch the daily Market Weather Outlook videos here:….

3. Summit Series kick-off: DTN followers are familiar with our industry-leading DTN Ag Summit, historically held in December. They'll also likely know we moved to a totally virtual event in 2022 to allow more access to the thought-provoking speakers and presentations. The next step in that is our Ag Summit Series, which will feature several one-day virtual events throughout the year, culminating in the multi-day DTN Ag Summit in December. Our initial Series event, scheduled for Feb. 28, is "Get Set for Spring." For more about that event, see DTN Farm Business Editor Katie Dehlinger's story here:….

You can register for the event here:….

4. Reports to watch: DTN's commodity analysts team will be watching for further market reaction to crop conditions in South America as well as the potential for yet more escalation in the war in Ukraine. We're also tracking USDA grain export inspections reports on Monday, Tuesday's Consumer Price Index tallies, and Friday's release of the U.S. index of leading economic indicators.

5. And a birthday to note: We're marking the 137th anniversary of Progressive Farmer Magazine, which was Feb. 10 -- a feat we're all pretty proud of around here. If you haven't seen February's "The Art of Planting" issue, with a focus on getting that planter ready for spring, see the issue at:…. You'll also find those "Art of Planting" stories throughout our Top Stories section elsewhere on our digital platforms.

You can also see our Reporter's Notebook video interview with Miller about it at….