Farmers and the Producers Price Index, a Double-Edged Sword – DTN

🕔Aug 16, 2018Stuff costs more; the price of stuff is going up. This should be good news for the people who produce and sell stuff, right?    Not necessarily. Just ask grain […]

DTN Livestock Close: Lean Hog Futures Explode Higher

🕔Aug 16, 2018Lean hog issues closed sharply higher with the first three months closing limit up. For the most part, the cattle complex settled moderately higher, supported by short-covering and spillover buying […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Some Wet Spots but Mostly Dry

🕔Aug 16, 2018Southeast Showers and thunderstorms, triggered by fronts or afternoon convection, left a patchwork of above-normal and below-normal precipitation across the Southeast. A few areas of abnormal dryness dotted the region. […]

Drought Outlook Seasonal – Sep., Oct., Nov.

🕔Aug 16, 2018During the past 30 days, a persistent ridge fueled multiple heatwaves and wildfires, and led to substantial drought expansion across the Northwest. Monsoon precipitation eased drought conditions across the Four […]

Soybean Cyst Nematodes: They Keep Evolving – How and Why?

🕔Aug 16, 2018What can scientists learn about human neurodegenerative disease from a major soybean pest? It’s not a trick question; the answer lies in the soybean cyst nematode, one of two classes […]

Moving Grain: Barge Spot Rates Decline

🕔Aug 16, 2018Grain Barge Spot Rates Decline As of August 14, barge spot rates for export grain dropped 1 to 13 percent, at principal origination points, compared to a week ago. Rates […]

Cotton Outlook: U.S. Product Trade Rising in 2018

🕔Aug 16, 2018The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates indicate that total U.S. cotton textile and apparel trade grew during the first half of 2018, compared with the corresponding period of 2017. […]

Rice Outlook: U.S. 2018/19 Crop Forecast Lowered 1%

🕔Aug 16, 2018The 2018/19 U.S. rice crop is projected at 210.9 million cwt, down less than 1 percent from the previous forecast but 18 percent above a year earlier. The downward revision […]

Oil Crops Outlook: Higher U.S. Soybean Yields Swell Crop Supplies

🕔Aug 16, 2018USDA’s first assessment of the 2018/19 U.S. soybean crop based on an objective yield survey forecasts a national average yield of 51.6 bushels per acre. On a harvested area estimate […]

Wheat Outlook: Global Production Down Sharply ; U.S. Exports Lifted

🕔Aug 16, 2018Global 2018/19 wheat production is cut 6.6 million metric tons this month on a sharp decline in production in the European Union (EU). This opens further opportunities for U.S. exports, […]

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