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Legislation Introduced to Extend PTC Deadline

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 16:59:00 GMT

Class One railroads say shutdowns are inevitable if Congress fails to grant an extension on Positive Train Control. Read Full Story

CFTC Fines Two Grain Trading Operations

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 18:26:00 GMT

The Commodities Futures Trading Commission publicized two enforcement actions against physical grain trading operations in the past week. The total price tag: Just shy of $1 million dollars. Read Full Story

Low Water, Lock Repairs Cause Shipping Delays

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 15:07:00 GMT

Shipping problems moved from a cause of too much water to too little water, weakening river basis. Gulf basis has strengthened, as shippers try to entice grain to move south despite river hang-ups. Read Full Story

DTN Technically Speaking Blog

Beans' Bullish Breakout

Tue, 13 Oct 2015 19:37:00 GMT

November soybeans finally broke out of a long short-term sideways trading range. Read Full Story

Weekly Analysis: Grain Markets

Sun, 11 Oct 2015 19:21:00 GMT

DTN's Weekly Technical Analysis: Corn, Soybeans, and Wheat 10/11 Read Full Story

Weekly Analysis: Livestock Markets

Sun, 11 Oct 2015 16:37:00 GMT

DTN's Weekly Technical Analysis: Live Cattle, Lean Hogs, Feeder Cattle, Cash Corn, Soybean meal 10/11 Read Full Story

DTN Fundamentally Speaking Blog

Global Grain & Oilseed Yields

Tue, 13 Oct 2015 16:03:00 GMT

Global soybean and oilseed stocks are at all-time high levels based on the superlative yields seen over the past five years, while both wheat and corn yield growth has plateaued in recent seasons. Read Full Story

Early October Corn & Soybean Conditions

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 14:54:00 GMT

National condition ratings of corn and soybeans as of the beginning of October. Read Full Story

Crude Oil & Ag Commodities Correlations

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:50:00 GMT

Three month, six month, one year and five year correlation coefficients of crude oil vs. a number of grain, oilseed, dairy and livestock contracts. Read Full Story

DTN Ag Policy Blog

Senator: When Are ARC and PLC Checks Going Out?

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 15:45:00 GMT

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, wrote a letter Friday to USDA wanting to know when exactly farm-program checks will start going out to farmers. Read Full Story

Sixth Circuit WOTUS Ruling Hailed as Ag Victory

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 18:59:00 GMT

Clearly the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling Friday to issue a stay on the waters of the United States rule isn't the last court action we'll see on the rule. Ag groups and members of Congress who have been fighting the rule tooth and nail, however, hailed the stay as a victory. Conservation groups weren't so happy. Read Full Story

Sequester Cuts and Other Farm Program Disparities

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 15:25:00 GMT

Farmers will take a 6.8% cut in their farm-program payments because of federal sequestration rules, according to information from USDA on Wednesday. A statement on the sequester cuts was made at a House Agriculture Committee hearing on dietary guidelines. Read Full Story

DTN Minding Ag Business Blog

Rx for Low Prices

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 20:10:00 GMT

Economists used to say the cure for low prices was low prices. But that hasn't stopped scores of long-term forecasters from predicting that commodities will be stuck in a price purgatory for at least another four years, barring an epic weather disaster someplace. Read Full Story

Farm Program Payment Jitters

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 20:29:00 GMT

Prices are in for major 2014 crops, but the verdict on what Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) pays per county remains unsettled. The Farm Service Agency must fill in the blanks on a number of counties lacking NASS yields for 2014 before it can officially calculate program payments due in October. Read Full Story

Cash Renters from Mars, Landowners from Venus?

Thu, 24 Sep 2015 21:04:00 GMT

There's a big gap between what average cash renters need in 2016 rent relief and what professional farm managers and some independent landowners are willing to give, as Elizabeth Williams and I reported in our recent series, "Cash Rent Reset." Obviously, projected budgets with $100 to $150/acre losses on corn don't seem to be making the case with owners. Read Full Story

DTN Ag Weather Forum Blog

Strong Winds Damage NCB Corn

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 20:21:00 GMT

Intense low pressure over the Canadian Prairies created a harsh wind field for corn in the northern Midwest Monday. Read Full Story

Dryness Hurts Missouri Yields

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 18:57:00 GMT

The Show-Me state got a whole lot of adverse crop weather shown it this season -- and production suffered. Read Full Story

El Nino Aids Western Canada Harvest

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 16:37:00 GMT

Episodes of warm, dry weather push harvest toward completion. Read Full Story

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