DTN Livestock Close: Strong Gains Develop in Hog Futures

🕔Feb 22, 2018Aggressive buyer support moved into the nearby lean hog futures trade Thursday. This continues to build off of midweek gains and increase the distance from recent lows. Cattle markets continue […]

Moving Grain: Lake Pepin Ice Measurements Begin

🕔Feb 22, 2018U.S. Army Corps of Engineers begins Lake Pepin Ice Measurements On February 21, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, began taking this year’s Lake Pepin ice measurements, […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Rains Prevail for Most of the Country

🕔Feb 22, 2018Summary During the past week, large precipitation events affected the Pacific Northwest, Southwest, southern Plains, Midwest, Ohio Valley, Tennessee River Valley, and mid-Atlantic, alleviating drought conditions or preventing further degradations […]

Diesel, Gas Prices Decrease

🕔Feb 22, 2018The U.S. average diesel fuel price dropped nearly 4 cents to $3.03 per gallon on February 19, 2018, 46 cents higher than a year ago. Midwest prices fell five cents […]

2018 Is Year of the Tractor at the Smithsonian

🕔Feb 22, 2018The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will mark 2018 as the Year of the Tractor with two new displays on the past, present and future of agriculture. “Precision Farming” […]

Wheat Market: Early Estimates Expect Black Sea Production to Fall

🕔Feb 22, 2018USDA will issue its first 2018/19 U.S. wheat production estimate on Feb. 23 at its Annual Agricultural Outlook Forum, rounding out the estimates already available for Northern Hemisphere wheat exporting […]

DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends: Prices Inch Higher

🕔Feb 22, 2018Average retail fertilizer prices continued to inch higher the second week of February 2018, according to retailers surveyed by DTN. After several weeks of one fertilizer — potash — being […]

ELS Cotton Competitive Payment Rate Is Zero

🕔Feb 22, 2018The Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation announced that the competitiveness payment program payment rate in effect from 12:01 a.m., Eastern Time, Friday, February 23, 2018, through midnight, Eastern Time, […]

DTN Cotton Close: Mixed Ahead of Weekly Export Sales

🕔Feb 22, 2018Slowed U.S. weekly upland export sales again generally expected in the delayed USDA report. Initial USDA projections for 2018-19 put upland plantings at 13.3 million acres and average farm-level prices […]

DTN Grain Close: Winter Wheat Regains Lost Ground

🕔Feb 22, 2018Winter wheat contracts gained back some of this week’s loss with May Chicago closing up 4 3/4 cents and May K.C. wheat up 4 1/2 cents. Corn and soybeans were […]

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