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U.S. River Levels Improving

Mon, 04 May 2015 16:59:00 GMT

Lower Mississippi River levels are falling slowly but are still high, so safety protocols are in place and will likely remain in place for the balance of May. Read Full Story

New Daily Price Limits Effective May 1

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 20:00:00 GMT

New daily prices limits for some grain and oilseed products go into effect on the May 1 trading day. Read Full Story

Better Weather, Lower Grain and Oil Prices, More Power Help Railroads Improve Service

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:01:00 GMT

Milder weather, lower prices for grain and oil and more locomotives have helped railroads improve placement of railcars this spring. Read Full Story

DTN Technically Speaking Blog

Dec Cotton's Price Resistance

Mon, 04 May 2015 12:39:00 GMT

Last weekend's appearance on the Iowa Public Television show Market to Market led to this look at new-crop cotton. Read Full Story

Weekly Analysis: Grain Markets

Sun, 03 May 2015 15:23:00 GMT

DTN's Weekly Technical Analysis: Corn, Soybeans, and Wheat 05/03 Read Full Story

Weekly Analysis: Livestock Markets

Sun, 03 May 2015 14:55:00 GMT

DTN's Weekly Technical Analysis: Live Cattle, Lean Hogs, Feeder Cattle, Cash Corn, Soybean meal 05/03 Read Full Story

DTN Fundamentally Speaking Blog

USDA Soybean Yield Est. vs Planting

Fri, 01 May 2015 12:31:00 GMT

USDA's soybean yield estimates in bushels per acre (bpa) plotted vs. the percent of the U.S. soybean crop planted by June 1 and crop conditions as of July 1. Read Full Story

USDA Corn Yield Est. vs. Plantings

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:09:00 GMT

USDA's yield estimates in bushels per acre (bpa) plotted vs. the percent of the U.S. corn crop planted by April 30 and May 30. Read Full Story

Dec 2015 vs. Dec 2010 Corn

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:06:00 GMT

Action in Dec 2015 corn and how it mirrors Dec 2010 activity Read Full Story

DTN Ag Policy Blog

Ag Groups Take on Bankers Over Farm Credit System

Wed, 06 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT

In the never-ending battle of farm credit versus bankers, it's 42-1 in Washington right now, at least in the letter-writing department. Read Full Story

Brazil Questioning U.S. Farm Programs as Crop Prices Slide

Mon, 04 May 2015 14:15:00 GMT

Brazil and the United States may be headed for another clash over U.S. farm programs. According to Reuters, Brazilian officials are collecting information to show that the U.S. "is increasing subsidies for soy and corn farmers, which threatens to further push down prices for key crops grown in the South American country and hurt its already sputtering economy." Reuters cited four Brazilian officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Read Full Story

Chicago to Consider E15 Mandate

Fri, 01 May 2015 18:53:00 GMT

Ethanol interests are holding out hope the Chicago City Council may soon pass a new city ordinance that would require all 400-plus retail gasoline stations in the city to sell E15. Read Full Story

DTN Minding Ag Business Blog

Cash Rents a Culprit in Credit Defaults?

Tue, 05 May 2015 21:25:00 GMT

The first signs of financial stress are hitting the Farm Belt, as DTN's Elizabeth Williams reported this week (see "Credit Begins to Crack" on the Farm Business page http://goo.gl/Hw0jU). Read Full Story

End Family Silence

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:35:00 GMT

Forget giving your family members and business partners the silent treatment. DTN's family business adviser, Lance Woodbury with Ag Progress in Garden City, Kansas, tackles the "avoidance instinct" in his current DTN column: In other words, how can we get family business owners to overcome their natural reluctance to lay out a path for transition. Read Full Story

Track Iowa's Field of Dreams

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:06:00 GMT

The bloom is coming off Corn Belt farm real estate, and that's just fine with buyers like 70-year-old Tony Kriegel of Brooklyn, Iowa. He views farmland as a long-term investment, something he hopes his 12 children will never sell. Read Full Story

DTN Ag Weather Forum Blog

2015 Versus 2010

Mon, 04 May 2015 15:43:00 GMT

Pacific Ocean conditions are in El Nino, whereas they went to a historic-strength La Nina five years ago. Read Full Story

Weather Forecast Favors Upcoming Seeding

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:17:00 GMT

Concerns about dry conditions developing across parts of the Canadian Prairies during the spring due to the early departure of snow cover and generally mild, dry conditions have declined during the recent couple of weeks. As it stands now a mostly favorable scenario should be in place for the start of seeding. Read Full Story

April Chills And Planting

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:46:00 GMT

Cold temperatures this week in the Corn Belt remind us that climate change trends may not be equal when it comes to corn planting conditions. Read Full Story

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