Soybeans: How Bad Was the 2020 Season? – Farmer Commentary – DTN Dec 4, 2019

🕔Dec 4, 2019Normally, I would have written a soybean harvest story in late October. This year, however, soybean harvest was very late for many and, in fact, is still not 100% finished. […]

Ag Truckers: Electronic Logging Device Rule – Controversy Remains – DTN Nov 27, 2019

🕔Nov 27, 2019The final deadline for truckers to comply with the electronic logging device rule is fast approaching but continues to face opposition from certain trucking groups. It has been two years […]

Distiller’s Grains: Slow Corn Harvest Balances Cash Weakness – DTN Nov 19, 2019

🕔Nov 19, 2019The domestic distillers dried grains (DDG) weekly average spot price from the 40 locations DTN contacted was $2 higher at $143 per ton for the week ended Nov. 14. Prices […]

Midwest Corn: Harvest Headaches – Drying, Storing Grain – DTN Nov 12, 2019

🕔Nov 12, 2019Many Midwest farmers faced a late-planting season with the added headache of poor summer growing weather, excessive rainfall and in some states early snowfall stalling harvest. However, things got worse […]

Soybeans: Are Basis Levels Making a Comeback? – DTN Oct 29, 2019

🕔Oct 29, 2019It has been over two years since there has been anything positive to say about soybean basis. The past two end-of-year stories I wrote were depressing to say the least […]

Wheat: Wet Conditions Stalling Harvest, Quality Concerns – DTN Oct 8, 2019

🕔Oct 8, 2019The 2019 spring wheat and durum planting season was stalled by late-spring snow, along with constant rains in some of the key growing areas of the Northern Plains. Fast forward […]

Grain Transportation: Largest Wheat Export Gateway – DTN Sep 18, 2019

🕔Sep 18, 2019The Columbia-Snake River System in the Pacific Northwest is the nation’s single largest wheat export gateway, transporting over 50% of all U.S. wheat to markets overseas. That all came to […]

Soybean Basis: Already Tanked — Ripple Effect, Dim Outlook – DTN Aug 13, 2019

🕔Aug 13, 2019For the current 2018-19 crop year — which is soon to expire on Aug. 30 — soybean basis has been pathetic. Much of that can be attributed to the trade […]

DDG Weekly: Heat Wave Slows Demand – DTN Jul 30, 2019

🕔Jul 30, 2019The domestic distillers dried grains (DDG) average spot price from the 40 locations DTN contacted was unchanged at $140 per ton for the week ended July 25. DDG spot prices […]

Midwest Planting – Weather Persevered but So Did Farmers – DTN Jun 25, 2019

🕔Jun 25, 2019Two months ago, I wrote a story titled “Lack of 2019 Spring Wheat Planting: Time to Push the Panic Button Yet?” I told farmers and elevator managers who contributed to […]

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