$8 Cash Corn Bids Start to Surface – DTN Apr 16, 2022

🕔Apr 16, 2022
Cash corn prices hit $8 or higher in 205 places on the DTN National Corn Index spot bid map. Basis levels in the corn-needy areas of the United States have […]

If Growers Plant Less Spring Wheat in 2022, What Crops Might Replace It? – DTN Apr 4, 2022

🕔Apr 4, 2022
The USDA Prospective Plantings report on March 31 was the first official, survey-based estimates of U.S. farmers’ 2022 planting intentions. NASS’ acreage estimates are based on surveys conducted during the […]

Grain Transportation: 1st Tow Reaches Upper Mississippi With a Little Help From a Friend – DTN Mar 30, 2022

🕔Mar 30, 2022
We all know the saying: “There is a first time for everything.” That fit me on March 20, when I drove down to Pepin, Wisconsin, and saw the Motor Vessel […]

Grain Transportation: Canadian Pacific Serves TCRC 72-Hour Lockout Notice – DTN Mar 18, 2022

🕔Mar 18, 2022
The union Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) reported on their website March 16 that Canadian Pacific (CP) has served them with notice of lockout. In the event there is not […]

Canadian Pacific Strike Would Devastate Canada’s Cattle, Ag Industries – DTN Mar 15, 2022

🕔Mar 15, 2022
The potential for a Canadian Pacific strike is being watched closely by many industries, while the timing could not be worse for many sectors in Canada as well as the […]

Winter Wheat Basis Crashes as Futures Skyrocket – DTN Mar 7, 2022

🕔Mar 7, 2022
Beginning traders learn the simple math of how to define a basis by taking the cash price (also known as the flat price) minus the futures price. They also learn […]

Grains: Market Uncertainty, Limit Moves in Futures Rattle Basis – DTN Feb 28, 2022

🕔Feb 28, 2022
All wheat futures closed sharply higher Thursday, Feb. 24, as markets reacted to the Russian army invading Ukraine after weeks of speculation. By the end of that day, U.S. agriculture […]

Grain Transportation: Port of Duluth-Superior, St. Lawrence Seaway Shipments Rebound – DTN Feb 14, 2022

🕔Feb 14, 2022
As the Great Lakes continue to hibernate, both the Port of Duluth Superior and the St. Lawrence Seaway released their 2021 shipping season summaries, showing a strong shipping season compared […]

Moving Grain: STB Says No to Extension for Reciprocal Switching Public Hearing – DTN Feb 2, 2022

🕔Feb 2, 2022
The Surface Transportation Board recently issued a decision denying a request to extend an upcoming hearing on reciprocal switching. Since 2016, there has been much discussion about “competitive” or “reciprocal” […]

Grain Transportation: Winter Has Officially Begun on the Great Lakes – DTN Jan 25, 2022

🕔Jan 25, 2022
On Dec. 19, 2021, the Maria G, filled with grain from the CHS terminal in Superior, Wisconsin, became the last saltie to depart from the Port of Duluth-Superior, officially ending […]

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