Iowa: Spring Planting and Wet Soil Management

🕔Mar 15, 2019The above-average snowfall and potential for significant rain events this spring could present challenges during the upcoming planting season. These conditions, on top of excessive soil moisture last fall that may have […]

Minnesota: Spring Fertilizer – What Are the Top Considerations?

🕔Mar 15, 2019After a fall when planned fertilizer applications could not be made, tough decisions need to be made in spring. Planting at the optimum time is crucial to ensure optimal yield […]

Rabobank Moves to Strengthen its Production Ag Lending

🕔Mar 15, 2019Rabobank announced this week that it will transfer the food and agriculture loan portfolio from its California retail banking operation, Rabobank, N.A., to Rabo AgriFinance, further positioning the U.S. operation […]

DTN Grain Close: Markets Higher for Day and Week

🕔Mar 15, 2019For the second consecutive day, May Chicago wheat was the leading percentage gainer among grain contracts, gaining 9 1/2 cents Friday after a week of rough weather conditions in the […]

Illinois: Bitter Cold Jan. Likely Won’t Reduce Crop Pests

🕔Mar 15, 2019Despite record cold air temperatures, soil temperatures averaged slightly warmer than normal in Illinois this winter. Consequently, the arctic conditions are expected to have little effect on overwintering field crop […]

Arkansas: CropCheck – New Program to Reduce Pesticide Drift

🕔Mar 15, 2019As spring rolls toward Arkansas and growers begin to approach their planting dates, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is encouraging growers throughout the state to make use […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Wettest Winter on Record, Storms Continue

🕔Mar 15, 2019Summary As spring nears, winter has kept its grip over much of the country. Temperatures were below average across the contiguous U.S, up to 25 degrees below normal for the […]

DTN Grain Midday: Broadly Firmer Trade

🕔Mar 15, 2019Trade is broadly firmer at midday. CORN Corn trade is 2 to 3 cents higher at midday with trade following soybeans higher and testing the next level of resistance. South […]

DTN Grain Open: Mixed Amid Trade Comments, Soft Export Sales

🕔Mar 15, 20196:00 a.m. CME Globex: May corn is down 1/2 cents per bushel, May soybeans are up 1 3/4 cents, and May K.C. wheat is up 1/4 cents. CME Globex Recap: […]

Commodity Markets: Speculators and Bona Fide Hedgers – DTN

🕔Mar 14, 2019Sometimes an investment idea just lasts and lasts — until it doesn’t. The market convinces a bunch of people to buy dot-com stocks, for instance, and the success of their […]

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