Top 5 Things to Watch

DTN Virtual Ag Summit, WASDE and Fertilizer Outlooks

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OMAHA (DTN) -- Here are the Top 5 things the DTN Newsroom is tracking for the week of Dec. 3. Watch for coverage of these and other topics through the week on our subscription platforms as well as on

All times listed below are in Central Standard Time (CST) unless otherwise mentioned.

1. Ag Summit launches: We're in full swing on registration for our 2023 DTN Virtual Ag Summit, Dec. 5-6. The two half-day sessions will be packed with quick-to-digest presentations on business-critical topics from changing farmland values to finances, interest rates and global economics. To register for the free Summit, go here:…. See more about it at….

Remember, you can view the rebroadcast of any events that you miss live and review those recordings after the event, but you must register for the live sessions to get access to recorded files.

2. Warming trend: While lake-effect snows will continue around the Great Lakes, the Plains will turn drier and most of the country will see warmer-than-normal temperatures as El Nino conditions continue to build. For longer-term conditions, don't miss DTN Ag Meteorologist John Baranick's 2024 forecast on Dec. 6 during the DTN Virtual Ag Summit.

3. Global Fertilizer Outlook: This week we've begun our annual Global Fertilizer Outlook series, led by DTN Staff Reporter Russ Quinn who writes our DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends articles. Watch for stories throughout the week.

4. WASDE Report Friday: The December World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report hits at 11 a.m., with DTN updates and analysis throughout the morning. A WASDE webinar follows at 12:30 p.m. Register at:….

5. Economic reports to watch: Monday -- back from the weekend, traders will continue to keep watch over South American weather. A report of crop production estimates from Statistics Canada will be out at 8 a.m., followed by U.S. factory orders for October at 9 a.m. USDA's weekly report of grain export inspections is set for 10 a.m. On Wednesday, the U.S. Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade deficit for October and a report on U.S. productivity in the third quarter will be out, both at 7:30 a.m. The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory report will follow at 9:30 a.m. Then, Thursday sees the USDA weekly export sales report at 7:30 a.m., the same time as weekly U.S. jobless claims and an update of the U.S. Drought Monitor. The Energy Department's report on natural gas storage follows at 10 a.m. On Friday, the U.S. Labor Department releases its unemployment report for November at 7:30 a.m., followed by the University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index at 9 a.m. At 11 a.m., USDA releases its WASDE and Crop Production reports for December.

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