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DDG, Ethanol Exports Climb

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 15:54:00 GMT

U.S. ethanol exports totaled 64.6 million gallons in May, up 22% from a year ago, according to U.S. Census Bureau trade data. DDG exports notched the second highest monthly total on record. Read Full Story

Record Trading Volumes in Ag

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:27:00 GMT

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 set volume records in futures and options markets as well as the electronic cash market. Read Full Story

Additional Rains Add Insult to Injury Caused by Tropical Storm Bill

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:06:00 GMT

Tropical Storm Bill dumped 4 or more inches of rain in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas. More rains following that storm have added to flooding problems in those states. Read Full Story

DTN Technically Speaking Blog

Sunday's Referendum Vote: It's All Greek to Me

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:06:00 GMT

What do the charts say about Sunday's referendum vote in Greece? The answer is about as clear as the problem itself. Read Full Story

Weekly Analysis: Grain Markets

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 00:59:00 GMT

DTN's Weekly Technical Analysis: Corn, Soybeans, and Wheat 07/03 Read Full Story

Weekly Analysis: Livestock Markets

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 00:58:00 GMT

DTN's Weekly Technical Analysis: Live Cattle, Lean Hogs, Feeder Cattle, Cash Corn, Soybean meal 07/03 Read Full Story

DTN Fundamentally Speaking Blog

Early July Corn & Bean Ratings Above Average

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 15:23:00 GMT

Corn and soybean crop conditions as of July 5th over the past 30 years. Read Full Story

Corn Yields Can Hold Despite Heavy Rains

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:40:00 GMT

"Heavy" June rainfall in key Eastern Corn Belt states of IL, IN and OH since 1970 and percent in each of those years final corn deviated from the 1970-2014 trend. Read Full Story

New Crop U.S. Corn Export Sales

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:24:00 GMT

New crop corn sales as of the third week of June in million bushels and as a percent of the June WASDE projection. Read Full Story

DTN Ag Policy Blog

Farm Bureau to House: Reject RFS Amendment

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:33:00 GMT

The American Farm Bureau Federation sent a letter Monday to every member of the House of Representatives asking lawmakers to "reject any proposals that amend, repeal, defund or otherwise modify or interfere with the Renewable Fuels Standard." Read Full Story

Ag Coalition Sees Opportunity in Renewed U.S.-Cuban Relationship

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:42:00 GMT

The U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba praised the announcement Wednesday by President Barack Obama that the U.S. and Cuba will officially re-establish diplomatic relations on July 20 with the re-opening of respective embassies. Read Full Story

Argentina and Brazil Beef Imports Approved Despite FMD Risks

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:06:00 GMT

It would generally be considered a pretty rare occurrence that the National Cattlemen's Beef Association finds itself in agreement with the group Food & Water Watch. But the two disparate groups nonetheless find themselves equally appalled at USDA for allowing imported beef from northern Argentina and 14 states Brazil known for FMD outbreaks. Read Full Story

DTN Minding Ag Business Blog

Story Book Endings for Estate Taxes

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 22:28:00 GMT

The fact that very few farm estates pay federal taxes is no accident. Most farm families spend a decade or more gifting and transferring assets to keep their family business intact. Read Full Story

Loss Leaders on Crop Insurance

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:46:00 GMT

Just like grocery stores, crop insurance companies seem to run "loss leaders" in the meat department to get your business in the snack aisle. By law, insurers must sell identical multi-peril policies, so offering private riders is one way to differentiate themselves from the crowd. Read Full Story

More Help on the Fringes

Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:41:00 GMT

Finding a dedicated work force is no easy task, especially in states like Nebraska where the latest unemployment rates run 2.7%--and the Dakotas, Minnesota and Iowa, all at 3.8%. Read Full Story

DTN Ag Weather Forum Blog

Midsummer Weather Outlook - 2

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:34:00 GMT

Periodic midsummer showers to hinder both soybean development and final planting efforts. Read Full Story

Rainy Conditions for Corn Pollination

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:53:00 GMT

Wet conditions may challenge corn yield in 2015. Read Full Story

Hit-and-Miss Showers for Western Canada

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:22:00 GMT

Showers are expected to fall in a hit-and-miss fashion across most of the Prairies during the next week, leaving many areas with increasing dryness and crops that are falling behind. Temperatures will undergo a cooling trend this weekend before warmth increases again next week. Read Full Story

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