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ATA Reports Trucking Revenues Grow in Spite of Shortage

Mon, 18 May 2015 17:23:00 GMT

The U.S. trucking industry is short of drivers, and the problem is likely to get significantly worse over the next decade, according to a recent University of Tennessee report. Read Full Story

Railroads, Shippers Weigh in on Making Weekly Reports Permanent

Mon, 11 May 2015 15:56:00 GMT

Debate over how transparent railroad companies should be about their service performance continues as the Surface Transportation Board weighs whether to make weekly reports by Class I carriers a permanent requirement. Read Full Story

U.S. River Levels Improving

Mon, 04 May 2015 16:59:00 GMT

Lower Mississippi River levels are falling slowly but are still high, so safety protocols are in place and will likely remain in place for the balance of May. Read Full Story

DTN Technically Speaking Blog

July Corn: Time (?)

Mon, 18 May 2015 12:21:00 GMT

A look at the weekly chart for July corn leads to an important question. Read Full Story

Weekly Analysis: Grain Markets

Sat, 16 May 2015 13:11:00 GMT

DTN's Weekly Technical Analysis: Corn, Soybeans, and Wheat 05/16 Read Full Story

Weekly Analysis: Livestock Markets

Sat, 16 May 2015 12:20:00 GMT

DTN's Weekly Technical Analysis: Live Cattle, Lean Hogs, Feeder Cattle, Cash Corn, Soybean meal 05/16 Read Full Story

DTN Fundamentally Speaking Blog

Soybean Crop Conditions vs. Final Yields

Tue, 19 May 2015 14:28:00 GMT

Correlation coefficient between U.S. soybean crop conditions by week and the percent that the final yield deviates from the 1986-2014 trend. Read Full Story

Corn Crop Conditions vs. Final Yields

Mon, 18 May 2015 16:01:00 GMT

Correlation coefficient between U.S. corn crop conditions by week and the percent that the final yield deviates from the 1986-2014 trend Read Full Story

Stocks to Use Ratios vs. Avg Soy Prices

Thu, 14 May 2015 13:49:00 GMT

World and U.S. soybean stocks to use ratio for the past 25 years versus average spot futures price for each marketing year. Read Full Story

DTN Ag Policy Blog

Attention Turns to House on TPA After Senate Passage

Sat, 23 May 2015 13:11:00 GMT

The Senate voted 62-37 on Friday evening to pass Trade Promotion Authority, which would give the White House a better chance to reach an agreement in the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership. The House had already left for the Memorial Day break and will not return to D.C. until early June. Read Full Story

Ethanol Hopes to Open Exports to Japan

Thu, 21 May 2015 17:31:00 GMT

With the ethanol industry facing market challenges at home with the Renewable Fuel Standard and the E10 blend wall, two ethanol industry groups and a commodity group are on a trade mission to Japan with the hopes of opening up more export opportunities. Read Full Story

Resolution of COOL Likely to Drag On

Wed, 20 May 2015 11:46:00 GMT

Before we run off and get rid of COOL, tell me how many cattle and hogs you think we slaughter from other countries? The number is probably less than you think. Read Full Story

DTN Minding Ag Business Blog

Leadership the Army Way

Mon, 18 May 2015 18:44:00 GMT

Both in the military and in family businesses, you won't necessarily find born leaders. Most people acquire leadership skills through training, practice or at least copying a role model. Given that so many of you worry aboutmotivating the best fromyour workforce, it's worth recounting how Army methods might help improve performance. Read Full Story

What's New On Brazil's Old Frontier

Fri, 15 May 2015 18:53:00 GMT

Fifteen years ago, crop scouts for USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service liked to say you could see the end of the soybean frontier and the beginning of the Amazon Rain Forest from the northern outskirts of Sinop. Read Full Story

Cash Rents a Culprit in Credit Defaults?

Tue, 05 May 2015 21:25:00 GMT

The first signs of financial stress are hitting the Farm Belt, as DTN's Elizabeth Williams reported this week (see "Credit Begins to Crack" on the Farm Business page http://goo.gl/Hw0jU). Read Full Story

DTN Ag Weather Forum Blog

Drought Outlook Mostly Favorable

Fri, 22 May 2015 19:16:00 GMT

The Northeast and far West regions of the U.S. have drought issues likely this summer. Other areas have a much lower drought incidence forecast. Read Full Story

Dry for Some, Wetter for Others in Prairies

Thu, 21 May 2015 15:31:00 GMT

Dry conditions have been expanding for some portions of the Prairies during the spring while other areas have seen an upswing in precipitation during May. There remains concern that a developing El Nino could affect summer rainfall across the Prairies. Read Full Story

Northern Highs Are Still Around

Mon, 18 May 2015 20:01:00 GMT

Blocking high pressure is still a weather-maker in this spring of El Nino. Read Full Story

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