Indiana: Farmland Values Increase, Says Purdue Survey

🕔Aug 17, 2018The June 2018 Purdue Land Value Survey published in the Purdue Agricultural Economics Report (PAER), by the Department of Agricultural Economics, was released earlier this month. The report lays out […]

Iowa: Dicamba – Xtend Farmers Happy, Others Not So Much

🕔Aug 17, 2018While there has been a significant number of acres damaged by dicamba, I am sure it is less than five percent of Iowa’s nearly 10 million soybean acres. Due to this […]

DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends – Wait-and-See Approach on Fall Buying

🕔Aug 17, 2018For the most part, retail fertilizer prices remain slightly higher the first week of August 2018, although some are showing downward movement compared to last month, according to retailers surveyed […]

DTN Grain Open: Europe Shows End-of-Week Wheat Rally

🕔Aug 17, 20186:00 a.m. CME Globex: December corn was up 2 1/4 cents, November soybeans were down 3/4 cent, and December K.C. wheat was up 16 1/4 cents. CME Globex Recap: European […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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