Crops

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  • Bryce and Brian Irlbeck modified a John Deere Model B Van Brunt drill to interseed a cover crop between 30-inch rows of a young corn crop. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Lynn Betts)

    Underground Movement - 16

    Interseeding into knee-high corn allows cover-crop mixes more time to grow in the fall.

  • Brothers Paul and John Dubbels relied on a lot of trial-and-error shaping their farm's strip-till system. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by John Borge)

    Underground Movement - 15

    Three decades of tillage transitions bring changes to this Minnesota farm.

  • Steps like lowering the planting population or adjusting row spacing in soybeans can translate into higher profitability for margin-strapped growers. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)

    Soybean Savings

    A Wisconsin soybean specialist highlights basic agronomic practices that can help you squeeze more profit out of your soybeans, from the planting date to row spacing and crop rotation.

  • DTN recently ran a poll question asking "Retail fertilizer prices have been on a steady increase since the beginning of 2017. Have you pre-purchased any of your fertilizer needs?" This chart shows how readers responded. (DTN chart)

    DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

    The majority of farmers who responded to a recent DTN Poll said they pre-purchased their fertilizer needs several months ago.

  • Doug Toussaint and sons use cover crops, no-till and a diverse rotation to turn hardpan clays into aggregate-filled, tilthy soils. (Photo courtesy of Abbey Wick/North Dakota State)

    Underground Movement - 13

    Biologic tillage improves soil structure and profits.

  • Iowa farmer Dean Meyer wants conservation practices to improve water quality to remain voluntary. (Photo courtesy of Iowa Corn Growers)

    Underground Movement - 12

    Can voluntary soil-health practices head off tougher requirements?

Crop Perspectives

Cash Market Moves

A spring wheat field ready for harvest in fall 2016 near Gettysburg, South Dakota. (Photo courtesy Tom Luken, Onida, South Dakota)

Ag Weather Forum

Crop Markets

Description Last Chg More
NATIONAL CORN INDEX [ 0 ]
3.1694 -0.0019
Symbol: NCI.X
Open: 3.1694
Close: 3.1694
Volume: 3
Previous: 3.1713
% Change: -0.06
YTD Change: 0.0159
YTD % Change: 0.5
Low: 3.1694
High: 3.1694
Exchange: DTN
Trade Time: 3/27/2017 7:00 PM
NATIONAL SOYBEAN INDEX [ 0 ]
8.9516 -0.0349
Symbol: NSI.X
Open: 8.9516
Close: 8.9516
Volume: 3
Previous: 8.9865
% Change: -0.39
YTD Change: -0.3621
YTD % Change: -3.89
Low: 8.9516
High: 8.9516
Exchange: DTN
Trade Time: 3/27/2017 7:00 PM
SRW WHEAT INDEX [ 0 ]
3.7881 -0.0341
Symbol: SR.X
Open: 3.7881
Close: 3.7881
Volume: 0
Previous: 3.8222
% Change: -0.89
YTD Change: 0.1389
YTD % Change: 3.81
Low: 3.7881
High: 3.7881
Exchange: DTN
Trade Time: 3/27/2017 7:00 PM
HRW WHEAT INDEX [ 0 ]
3.3042 -0.0632
Symbol: HW.X
Open: 3.3042
Close: 3.3042
Volume: 0
Previous: 3.3674
% Change: -1.88
YTD Change: 0.1094
YTD % Change: 3.42
Low: 3.3042
High: 3.3042
Exchange: DTN
Trade Time: 3/27/2017 7:00 PM
HRS WHEAT INDEX [ 0 ]
4.9270 -0.0203
Symbol: SW.X
Open: 4.927
Close: 4.927
Volume: 0
Previous: 4.9473
% Change: -0.41
YTD Change: -0.1013
YTD % Change: -2.01
Low: 4.927
High: 4.927
Exchange: DTN
Trade Time: 3/27/2017 7:00 PM

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