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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
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
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
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 10:04:00 GMT
DTN's Monthly Technical Analysis: Corn, Soybeans, and Wheat 09/01 Read Full Story
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
DTN's Monthly Technical Analysis: Crude Oil, Heating Oil, Gasoline, Natural Gas, and Cash Propane 09/01 Read Full Story
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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