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CSX, CN, Norfolk Southern Say They Won't Make 2018 Safety Upgrade Deadline

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 19:20:00 GMT

Despite a three-year extension approved by Congress late last year, three of the nation's largest freight railroad companies said they will not meet the 2018 deadline to install new required safety systems. Read Full Story

Informa Sees Big South America Crops

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 17:32:00 GMT

Private analytical firm Informa Economics sees larger corn crops in Brazil and Argentina and maintains its forecasts for large soybean crops. Read Full Story

Mississippi River Swallows Another Barge; Gulf Region Still Above Flood Stage

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:21:00 GMT

Water levels are dropping slowly on the Mississippi River system but remain above flood stage on the lower part of the river. Read Full Story

DTN Technically Speaking Blog

Weekly Analysis: Grain Markets

Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:37:00 GMT

DTN's Weekly Technical Analysis: Corn, Soybeans, and Wheat 02/07 Read Full Story

Weekly Analysis: Livestock Markets

Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:02:00 GMT

DTN's Weekly Technical Analysis: Live Cattle, Lean Hogs, Feeder Cattle, Cash Corn, Soybean meal 02/07 Read Full Story

Weekly Analysis: Energy Markets

Sun, 07 Feb 2016 17:22:00 GMT

DTN's Weekly Technical Analysis: Crude Oil, Heating Oil, Gasoline, Ethanol, Natural Gas, and Cash Propane 02/07 Read Full Story

DTN Fundamentally Speaking Blog

Crude Oil-Corn Price Ratio

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:44:00 GMT

Crude oil-corn price ratio along with the long-term average and plus and minus one standard deviation lines. Read Full Story

U.S. Soybean Export Sales as of 3rd Week in January

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 16:52:00 GMT

U.S. soybean exports and shipments as of the third week in January for the past 25 years and those sales and shipment figures as a percent of the January WASDE. Read Full Story

2015 Soybean Yields for Top States & U.S.

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 16:59:00 GMT

Actual 2015 and forecasted 2016 trend soybean yields for the top 18 producing states and the U.S. along with the 2015 yield as a percent of trend and as a percent of the 2014 yield. Read Full Story

DTN Ag Policy Blog

Supreme Court Halts EPA Climate Regulations on Power Plants

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 03:14:00 GMT

President Barack Obama's administration suffered a blow to his environmental agenda late Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay effectively blocking EPA's Clean Power Plan from going into effect. Read Full Story

President Obama Gears up for a Final Budget to Nowhere

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 22:26:00 GMT

President Barack Obama will roll out a budget proposal on Tuesday that will be far more about rallying his base for the election year than funding federal agencies. Read Full Story

AFBF Poll: 'Chesapeake Landowners Want Local Control'

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 20:45:00 GMT

While a U.S. Supreme Court decision on whether to consider a legal challenge filed against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's total maximum daily load, or TMDL, in the Chesapeake Bay region, a new poll conducted on behalf of the American Farm Bureau Federation finds the majority of Bay area landowners surveyed want water quality issues dealt with on a local level. Read Full Story

DTN Minding Ag Business Blog

Farm Income in the Dumps

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 22:26:00 GMT

For the fourth year in a row, USDA expects crop incomes to decline in 2016, based on forecasts released today. The main good news for grain producers is that the steepest income declines since the Peak Corn-era are leveling off and savings in crop production costs are beginning to help heal farm losses. Read Full Story

Crop Insurance Falling Short

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 23:13:00 GMT

Crop insurance guarantees for 2016 won't offer much financial comfort, if preliminary prices for the first week of February are any indicator. Unless that scenario changes radically in the next few weeks, expect repercussions on how much operating credit lenders are willing to finance for the most stretched operations. Read Full Story

Fertilizer Holdout Hits Buy Button

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:23:00 GMT

Farmers have been waiting for the right moment to cash in on 2016 fertilizer savings. For this Mississippi farmer, the time is now. Read Full Story

DTN Ag Weather Forum Blog

More On El Nino-La Nina Transition

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 16:25:00 GMT

A look at Pacific trends in the past 65 years shows that an El Nino-to-La Nina switch sheds more light on how the ocean may evolve the rest of this year. Read Full Story

Temperature Gyrations Ahead for W. Canada

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:13:00 GMT

Cold weather is likely to pay a visit to eastern areas at times during the next week, but the west may turn unseasonably mild. Read Full Story

El Nino Remains Strong

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 19:56:00 GMT

This El Nino is still energetic, despite Pacific temperatures receding from their highs. Read Full Story

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