Crops

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  • Anhydrous prices increased 6%, or $29/ton, from last month, with retail prices averaging $517/ton. Prices are 27% higher than last year. (DTN chart)

    DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

    All of the major fertilizers are higher compared to last year, with prices showing significant gains in recent months, but anhydrous had the biggest increase at 6% from the previous week and 27% higher than last year.

  • Modified atmospheres are an alternative to chemical treatments in stored grain. (Progressive Farmer photo by Boyd Kidwell)

    The Pest Post

    A change in the balance of oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitrogen in the air can be as effective as fumigants when controlling pests in grain stored in bins.

  • Domestic potash prices continued to firm in October on limited supply and a generally bullish outlook amongst market participants. Barges traded as high as $285 to $290 per ton FOB New Orleans, Louisiana, (NOLA) at the end of the month, compared to $265 to $270 in late September. (Chart courtesy of Fertecon, Informa Agribusiness Intelligence)

    DTN Fertilizer Outlook

    Domestic wholesale prices for most fertilizers are expected to remain steady to firm in the short term as current forecasts point to generally favorable conditions for fall fertilizer applications.

Crop Perspectives

Crop Markets

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NATIONAL CORN INDEX [ 0 ]
3.3446 0.0055
Symbol: NCI.X
Open: 3.3446
Close:
Volume: 3
Previous: 3.3391
% Change: 0.16
YTD Change: 0.1905
YTD % Change: 6.04
Low: 3.3446
High: 3.3446
Exchange: DTN
Trade Time: 11/15/2018 7:00 PM
NATIONAL SOYBEAN INDEX [ 0 ]
7.9731 0.0542
Symbol: NSI.X
Open: 7.9731
Close:
Volume: 3
Previous: 7.9189
% Change: 0.68
YTD Change: -0.8846
YTD % Change: -9.99
Low: 7.9731
High: 7.9731
Exchange: DTN
Trade Time: 11/15/2018 7:00 PM
SRW WHEAT INDEX [ 0 ]
4.7468 0.0241
Symbol: SR.X
Open: 4.7468
Close:
Volume: 0
Previous: 4.7227
% Change: 0.51
YTD Change: 0.8016
YTD % Change: 20.32
Low: 4.7468
High: 4.7468
Exchange: DTN
Trade Time: 11/15/2018 7:00 PM
HRW WHEAT INDEX [ 0 ]
4.5163 -0.0008
Symbol: HW.X
Open: 4.5163
Close:
Volume: 0
Previous: 4.5171
% Change: -0.02
YTD Change: 0.7515
YTD % Change: 19.96
Low: 4.5163
High: 4.5163
Exchange: DTN
Trade Time: 11/15/2018 7:00 PM
HRS WHEAT INDEX [ 0 ]
5.3213 -0.0145
Symbol: SW.X
Open: 5.3213
Close:
Volume: 0
Previous: 5.3358
% Change: -0.27
YTD Change: -0.5918
YTD % Change: -10.01
Low: 5.3213
High: 5.3213
Exchange: DTN
Trade Time: 11/15/2018 7:00 PM
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