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Canadian National Railroad Reaches Last Minute Deal With Unifor

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 19:35:00 GMT

West Coast dockworkers and their employers reached a tentative agreement Friday. Read Full Story

White House Sending U.S. Labor Secretary Perez to Referee Port Disputes

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 16:42:00 GMT

Talks between West Coast port workers and employers have stalled and the White House will be sending U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez to intervene. Read Full Story

"Do or Die" for West Coast Labor Talks

Mon, 09 Feb 2015 18:44:00 GMT

29 ports temporarily suspend weekend vessel operations, labor talks are ongoing to resolve months-long problems at West Coast ports. Read Full Story

DTN Technically Speaking Blog

Weekly Analysis: Grain Markets

Sat, 21 Feb 2015 16:46:00 GMT

DTN's Weekly Technical Analysis: Corn, Soybeans, and Wheat 02/21 Read Full Story

Weekly Analysis: Livestock Markets

Sat, 21 Feb 2015 15:20:00 GMT

DTN's Weekly Technical Analysis: Live Cattle, Lean Hogs, Feeder Cattle, Cash Corn, Soybean meal 02/21 Read Full Story

Weekly Analysis: Energy Markets

Sat, 21 Feb 2015 14:13:00 GMT

DTN's Weekly Technical Analysis: Crude Oil, Heating Oil, Gasoline, Ethanol, Natural Gas, and Cash Propane 02/21 Read Full Story

DTN Fundamentally Speaking Blog

Acreage Changes from Outlook to Prospective Plantings Report

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:56:00 GMT

Difference between the USDA's first guess on how much of the three main crops -- corn, soybeans and all wheat -- farmers will plant to the prospective planting figures given at the end of March in 1000 acres. Read Full Story

U.S. Soybean Sales & Shipment History

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:54:00 GMT

Soybean sales and shipments as of the first week of February as a percent of the February soybean export projection and change in the USDA export projection from the Feb WASDE to the final export projection in million bushels. Read Full Story

U.S. Corn Export History

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:09:00 GMT

U.S. corn export sales in million bushels as of the first week of February and those sales and the amount of corn actually shipped since the beginning of the marketing year September 1 as a percent of the February WASDE export projection. Read Full Story

DTN Ag Policy Blog

ASA Seeks to Change Dialogue on GMO Labeling Debate

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:15:00 GMT

The American Soybean Association wants to see the GMO labeling debate move towards a certification model that has worked in areas such as organic food. Read Full Story

Farmers and Battles Over State Taxes

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:05:00 GMT

Farm states are looking at a variety of options to generate revenue. Here are a couple of recent examples as Iowa and Kansas seek to address infrastructure or budget holes. Read Full Story

Former Congressman Looks at Ag Policy Challenges Ahead

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:58:00 GMT

Former Rep. Tom Latham, a Republican from Iowa, told a room of journalists, bloggers and public-relations staff late Tuesday afternoon that it would be a bad idea to reopen any aspect of the farm bill. Read Full Story

DTN Minding Ag Business Blog

Truth Serum for Land Values

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 17:21:00 GMT

Not all farmland surveys are created equal. Unfortunately, the disparities between them could become more apparent now that land values seems poised to reverse some of the triple-digit gains they have accumulated since 2000, points out Mykel Taylor, a Kansas State University economist. Read Full Story

Farm Bill's Black Boxes Make Improbable Possible

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 21:48:00 GMT

Economic calculators use 500 random prices to assign probability of PLC or ARC payments. Some answers will surprise Joe Farmer. Read Full Story

Cardinal Rules for ARC-PLC Choice

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:24:00 GMT

The great unknown of yields and prices far into the future makes farm program decisions hazardous to your wallet. Read Full Story

DTN Ag Weather Forum Blog

Some comments on spring weather in the Midwest.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:41:00 GMT

Some comments on early spring weather in the Midwest. Read Full Story

Arctic Chill Covers Prairies

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:37:00 GMT

Despite some changes to the position of the jet stream and location of major weather features during the coming week, we will continue to see cold weather and little precipitation across Western Canada. Read Full Story

NOAA Comment On Tepid El Nino

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 19:44:00 GMT

A member of the Climate Prediction Center Pacific Ocean forecast team discusses the quirkiness of the past year regarding El Nino. Read Full Story

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