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Shipper Groups, Railroads at Odds Over Rules Regarding Railroads' Revenue-Adequate Status

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:01:00 GMT

During a hearing held last week, railroads and shipper groups voiced opposite views on whether railroads should be able to continue to differentially price rail service to captive shippers once they reach revenue-adequate status. Read Full Story

Sorghum's GMO Question

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:40:00 GMT

Between domestic and international markets, sorghum's status as an ancient grain with no genetic engineering is paying off, but how long will that last? Read Full Story

More Heavy Rains Cause Major Headaches, Weak Basis

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 15:45:00 GMT

Flooding on the nation's major rivers has slowed barge traffic recently and has caused basis bids for barge movement to drop. Read Full Story

DTN Technically Speaking Blog

Weekly Analysis: Grain Markets

Sun, 02 Aug 2015 18:06:00 GMT

DTN's Weekly Technical Analysis: Corn, Soybeans, and Wheat 08/02 Read Full Story

Weekly Analysis: Livestock Markets

Sun, 02 Aug 2015 16:24:00 GMT

DTN's Weekly Technical Analysis: Live Cattle, Lean Hogs, Feeder Cattle, Cash Corn, Soybean meal 08/02 Read Full Story

Weekly Analysis: Energy Markets

Sun, 02 Aug 2015 16:00:00 GMT

DTN's Weekly Technical Analysis: Crude Oil, Heating Oil, Gasoline, Ethanol, Natural Gas, and Cash Propane 08/02 Read Full Story

DTN Fundamentally Speaking Blog

Late July Export Pace for Corn & Beans

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:00:00 GMT

New crop corn and soybean export sales as of the fourth week of July as a percent of the July USDA WASDE export projection. Read Full Story

Slowing Chinese Feed Demand

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:34:00 GMT

Chinese feed consumption of key commodities corn and soybean meal are running at some of their slowest paces for years. Read Full Story

Week 29 Corn Crop Conditions, Yield Deviations

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:20:00 GMT

Corn crop conditions as of the 29th week of the year (the third week in July) vs. the percent that each state's corn yield has also deviated from the 1986-2014 trend. Read Full Story

DTN Ag Policy Blog

Congress Still Struggling to Roll on Down the Highway

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:17:00 GMT

President Barack Obama signed off on the temporary bill Friday, but indicated his frustration with Congress over the inability to approve a long-term highway bill. He noted that the lack of a long-term bill makes it hard for governors and mayors to set priorities for roads, bridges, airports and ports. Read Full Story

Ag Groups Join Call for Delay on Ozone Regs

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:00:00 GMT

A number of agriculture interest groups are among 269 organizations that asked President Barack Obama Wednesday to stop the release of more stringent national ambient air quality standards by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, set for release sometime this year. Read Full Story

Looking at Corporate Climate Initiatives and Agriculture

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:35:00 GMT

The White House announced Monday it was launching an initiative highlighting the "American Business Act on Climate Pledge. The effort spotlighted 13 large American companies pushing for action on climate change. The announcement had some emphasis on agriculture, food processing and continued opportunities for landowners to make money through renewable energy, particularly expanded wind production. Read Full Story

DTN Minding Ag Business Blog

Eligible for Farm Programs? It Depends

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:41:00 GMT

There's a lot of fine print in how USDA calculates income eligibility for farm programs under the new farm bill. Just be aware that there's no single definition of the "Adjusted Gross Income" rule that fits all individuals and business structures, as I reported from the annual American Institute of CPA agricultural meeting several weeks ago. Read Full Story

Why Seller Financing Fits the Bill

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:27:00 GMT

Admittedly my friend Zach probably isn't paying full market value for his uncle's share of an irrigated specialty farm, but the size and responsibility of his multi-million dollar, 30-year note still keeps the young farmer up nights. Read Full Story

Grain Losses Mitigated, Not Erased

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:57:00 GMT

A summer commodity rally only lessened the losses for corn and soy growers in 2015. It won't erase a potential three-year losing industrywide streak, farm lenders and economists worry. Read Full Story

DTN Ag Weather Forum Blog

Wet Harvest Possible With El Nino

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 00:33:00 GMT

Above-normal fall precipitation -- followed by a drier winter -- has forecasters cautious about El Nino effects for the upper Missouri River basin. Read Full Story

Beneficial Rains Fall on Many Parts of the Prairies

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:33:00 GMT

Recent rains across most of the Prairies have elevated soil moisture and alleviated crop stress to many crops. Read Full Story

Increasing World El Nino Concerns

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:48:00 GMT

A look at the fears of big damage that El Nino brings to areas outside the U.S. Read Full Story

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