Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy
Tue. Apr 21, 2015 6:52 AM
Putting new ideas to the test is a way to discover if they are worth the dollars and make sense. Here's my plan for 2015.
USDA Weekly Crop Progress
Mon. Apr 20, 2015 3:41 PM
USDA's weekly Crop Progress and condition reports were neutral for corn and bearish for spring wheat, according to DTN Analyst Todd Hultman.
Competing for Dollars
Mon. Apr 20, 2015 12:21 PM
Beef is far from a loser in the daily race for buyers at meat counters across the country. It's not exactly the big winner either. Beef, after all, is not a sprinter when it comes to markets. It's more of a long distance competitor. To see where beef is headed, you have to look at the spreads.
Crop Tech Corner
Mon. Apr 20, 2015 7:04 AM
In this week's Crop Tech Corner, a new, faster method of testing soybean cyst nematode samples is under construction, researchers find a gene that could turn more plants into self-pollinators, and scientists produce a map of wheat's many genetic variations.
The Hunt for a Pest
Fri. Apr 17, 2015 3:57 PM
With the Old World bollworm established in Puerto Rico, USDA is ramping up funding and research to survey and detect the pest on the U.S. mainland, while Monsanto is seeking to increase U.S. acres devoted to its new Bt soybean product.
H5N2's Murky Market Impacts
Fri. Apr 17, 2015 11:40 AM
While the avian influenza outbreak is unlikely to cause a poultry supply shortage, the length of time barns sit idle could have an impact on corn consumption. It could also put pressure on retail beef sales in the heat of grilling season.
DTN Distillers Grain Weekly Update
Fri. Apr 17, 2015 7:14 AM
Prices of DDG remained steady since last week, with lackluster interest and short supplies.
Alfalfa Weevils May Be Active This Year
Thu. Apr 16, 2015 10:20 AM
Warmer winter weather may lead to problems with alfalfa weevils this year, making scouting for the insects vital.
West, Texas: 2 Years Later - 1
Thu. Apr 16, 2015 9:30 AM
Two years after the ammonium nitrate explosion at West Fertilizer Co. in West, Texas, state officials and lawmakers continue to work to keep the memory of the victims alive. Meanwhile, key pieces of legislation are being worked on to fix many of the issues coming to light since the West tragedy.