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Railroads Respond to STB Requests to Provide Service Outlook

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:36:00 GMT

The Surface Transportation Board sent a letter to all the Class 1 railroads on July 13 asking them if they will be ready for the "fall peak" period. The railroads assured the STB performance has improved since last year. Read Full Story

2014-15 Crop Year Ends For Corn, Soybeans, Spring Wheat Basis

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:41:00 GMT

As the 2014-15 crop marketing year draws to a close, let's look at how basis fared in the past 12 months. In general, at the end of August 2015, corn, soybean and wheat basis is about 30 to 40 cents weaker than the 5-year averages for each crop. Read Full Story

STB Needs to Make Timely Decision on Revenue Adequacy, Grain Rates

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:59:00 GMT

The Surface Transportation Board needs to quickly move ahead with a comprehensive set of proposals for railroad grain shipping rates and rail revenue adequacy in order to create more certainty for both shippers and railroads, the former acting chairman of the STB told attendees at this year's National Grain and Feed Association Ag Transportation Summit. Read Full Story

DTN Technically Speaking Blog

Monthly Analysis: Grain Markets

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 10:04:00 GMT

DTN's Monthly Technical Analysis: Corn, Soybeans, and Wheat 09/01 Read Full Story

Monthly Analysis: Livestock Markets

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 10:03:00 GMT

DTN's Monthly Technical Analysis: Live Cattle, Lean Hogs, Feeder Cattle, Cash Corn, Soybean Meal 09/01 Read Full Story

Monthly Analysis: Energy Markets

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 10:03:00 GMT

DTN's Monthly Technical Analysis: Crude Oil, Heating Oil, Gasoline, Natural Gas, and Cash Propane 09/01 Read Full Story

DTN Fundamentally Speaking Blog

Stock Market Influence on Commodity Prices

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:10:00 GMT

Coefficient of correlation for commodities measured against the daily movements of the cash S&P 500 index. Read Full Story

Week 33 Soybean Ratings

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:00:00 GMT

Soybean crop ratings for the top 18 growing states for the 33rd week of the year (that usually corresponds to the middle of August). Read Full Story

Week 33 Corn Ratings

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:41:00 GMT

Relative crop ratings for the top 18 producing states for week 33 (which is usually around the middle of August). Read Full Story

DTN Ag Policy Blog

FSA Reminds Farmers About Safety Net Enrollment Deadlines

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:29:00 GMT

The Farm Service Agency issued a notice Wednesday alerting farmers and dairy producers that they have until Sept. 30 to wrap up their enrollment in programs such as Agricultural Risk Coverage, Price Loss Coverage and the Margin Protection Program for Dairy. Read Full Story

NFU Signals Growing Farm Stress

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:14:00 GMT

National Farmers Union sent out a signal of alarm Monday as the group asked USDA officials to plan for increased loan and loan-guarantee applications, while also ensure USDA's Certified Agricultural Mediation Program prepare for a bigger workload as well. Read Full Story

EPA Analyzes Successes, Shortfalls of Three Chesapeake Bay States

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:53:00 GMT

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency pointed to the successes and shortfalls of agriculture programs in Delaware, Maryland and West Virginia in implementing the total maximum daily loads, or TMDLS, in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, in many cases emphasizing the voluntary measures well under way in three of the six states in the watershed, in a news release Monday. Read Full Story

DTN Minding Ag Business Blog

Renters at Risk

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 20:19:00 GMT

To breakeven in 2016, cash renters need to slash production costs $100/acre. An 11% cut in Illinois corn budgets hasn't happened since 1972. Read Full Story

Iowa Land Values Bounce

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 21:10:00 GMT

Don't believe the gloom and doom on Iowa farmland values. Actual sales show real estate has bounced back to 2014-levels. Read Full Story

Lessons from the 1980s

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 17:17:00 GMT

The recalibration of the grain economy is underway. It's not anywhere close to the 1980s debt crisis, but fathers who lived through that debacle don't want their children to be casualties. Read Full Story

DTN Ag Weather Forum Blog

Wet, Cool Weather May Affect Canada Harvest Progress

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 21:54:00 GMT

We appear to be near the end of the more favorable harvest weather pattern for Western Canada. We also note at least some risk for colder weather. Read Full Story

August Soil Moisture Changes

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:11:00 GMT

Soil moisture rankings in the major crop areas are in the upper half of historical measures -- but in the last month have had some dramatic reductions. Read Full Story

Dry Late August Has Impact

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:23:00 GMT

Increased yield question, early harvest, and more drought calamity were the products of a dry final week of August across the U.S. Read Full Story

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