World & Policy


  • The U.S. Senate voted to confirm Sonny Perdue as the next secretary of agriculture on Monday evening. (Courtesy photo)

    Perdue Confirmed

    The U.S. Senate on Monday voted to confirm former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to be the next secretary of agriculture.

  • US Stocks Join Worldwide Rally

    U.S. stocks joined a worldwide rally Monday after the first round of France's presidential election raised expectations that the European Union will hold together.

  • Oil Futures Tumble to Fresh Lows

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures settled lower this afternoon after posting near one-month lows and extending last week's selloff as rising U.S. oil production frustrates efforts by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to reduce global oversupply.

  • Oil Lower in Monday Trade

    Oil futures gave up overnight gains and eased Monday morning amid technical pressure and concerns about rising U.S. oil output that has undercut efforts by OPEC to bring the global market back into a supply-demand balance.

  • US Stocks Follow Global Markets Higher

    U.S. stocks joined a worldwide rally Monday morning after election results in France over the weekend raised expectations that the European Union and euro currency will remain intact. A candidate seen as pro-business won the most votes in Sunday's vote, and many...

  • French Election Results Lift EU Markets

    European stock markets and the euro ratcheted higher Monday, particularly in France, after the first round of the country's presidential election saw centrist Emmanuel Macron emerge on top --- stoking hopes that he will defeat far-right Marine Le Pen in the run-off in...

World & Policy Perspectives

Washington Insider -- Monday

South America Calling

John Harrington

What DTN Is Watching


Monday's session will continue to see global traders react to the first-round of France's presidential election, with sharp moves seen in equities, metals, and currencies overnight. Grains traders have the usual weekly export inspections (morning) and crop conditions and progress (afternoon) numbers to look forward to.


Dry conditions will cover the majority of the primary U.S. crop areas Monday, allowing for early-week field work and planting progress. Moderate to heavy rain in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast will disrupt activity. We'll also see field work disruption due to rain and snow in the far Northern Plains and Canadian Prairies. The Northwest will have rain as well with disruption to spring field work.


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