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 […]

Nebraska – South Dakota Bin Busters: Corn, Soy Digital Yield Forecasts – DTN

🕔Aug 16, 2018Favorable weather patterns led to bin-busting yield forecasts in Nebraska and South Dakota. The DTN/The Progressive Farmer 2018 Digital Yield Tour, powered by Gro Intelligence, is an in-depth look at […]

DTN Grain Close: Soybeans Rally on Trade Hopes

🕔Aug 16, 2018November soybeans jumped 28 cents higher Thursday with shorts on the run after news broke that China is sending a delegation of officials to Washington later this month to talk […]

Emergency Payments for Farmers: Déjà vu All Over Again – Commentary

🕔Aug 16, 2018When we were planning to write a column using our six agricultural policy benchmarks  for evaluating emergency payments—distinct from ad-hoc disaster payments—we thought we would be confined to those adopted […]

DTN Grain Midday: Soybeans Lead Amid Trade Optimism

🕔Aug 16, 2018Firmer midday trade is seen with soybeans leading the way upon trade optimism CORN Corn trade is 4 cents higher at midday with spillover support mostly from beans. The range […]

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