Top 5 Things to Watch

Possible Cold Snap, Outlook Webinar

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OMAHA (DTN) -- Here are the Top 5 things the DTN Newsroom is tracking for the week of March 10. Watch for coverage of these and other topics through the week on our subscription platforms as well as on Note that all webinar and report release times are Central Daylight Time (CDT) unless otherwise noted.

1. Outlook webinar Thursday: Join us for our latest DTN Ag Summit Series webinar, Craft a Game Plan for Tough Weather, Prices, at 8:30 a.m. March 14. DTN Ag Meteorologist John Baranick and DTN Lead Analyst Todd Hultman will walk us through weather and markets outlooks for spring. Our dynamic duo have been making the winter farm meeting speaking circuit of late, but even if you heard them earlier this year we're seeing plenty of changes in weather and markets forecasts. Get plugged into their latest thoughts by signing up for the webinar here:….

2. Times, they are a changin': Note that much of the country shifts to Central Daylight Time (CDT) on March 10. Don't forget to adjust all your analog time pieces. While time adjustments are always tough, send some kind thoughts in the direction of our early-riser markets analysts and the editors who get their content into the internet at the crack of dawn, particularly the Early Word commodity analysis available to DTN subscribers. Catching up on overnight markets at 4 a.m. so DTN subscribers can get a fact-filled start to their marketing day is just a little tougher this time or year. What's that, you don't see our highly regarded morning kick-off content? You're probably missing out on our DTN Six Factors marketing strategies as well. Wake up, pour the coffee and go here to take for a spin:….

3. Bearish news on the trade horizon: China canceled several grain shipments in early March. Not a big surprise to the market, but still unwelcome news as corn and soybeans trundle along in the doldrums, just about the time early-riser market watchers are getting used to the clock change.

4. Weather cooling: Many areas saw scattered showers March 7 through the weekend. We'll see a chance for more of the same this week. Conditions will remain unseasonably warm until late in the week, when colder air from Canada pushes in. That will put the brakes on soil temperature increases through March 20, and DTN weather forecasters see the potential for another cold snap in early April.

5. Economic reports to watch: Monday we have the 10 a.m. Grain Inspections release, followed by the update of the Feedgrain Database at 11 a.m. At 2 p.m. we'll see U.S. Ag Trade data and Wheat Data. Tuesday starts early with the 7:30 a.m. release of the Consumer Price Index and Core CPI. At 11 a.m. ERS releases Meat Price Spreads and the Oil Crops Outlook. At 1 p.m. traders will watch the monthly U.S. Federal Budget report, and we'll have the latest Feed Outlook and Wheat Outlook at 2 p.m. On Wednesday, the EIA will have its Petroleum Status Report, including ethanol production and stocks. At 2 p.m. Broiler Hatchery and North American Grain and Oilseeds Crushings hit the wires. Thursday morning is busy with the 7:30 a.m. release of U.S. Grain Export Sales, U.S. Retail Sales, Producer Price Index, Core CPI and Initial Jobless Claims. Friday we'll see Industrial Production numbers at 8:15 a.m., followed by the 9 a.m. release of the latest Consumer Sentiment figures. At 2:30 p.m. CFTC's Commitment of Traders report comes in.

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