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 […]

DDG Weekly: Steady to Higher Prices – DTN Jun 25, 2019

🕔Jun 25, 2019The domestic distillers dried grains (DDG) average spot price from the 40 locations DTN contacted was $4 higher this week versus the prior week, at $141 per ton for the […]

Mississippi River System: “Stressed and Upside Down” – DTN Jun 19, 2019

🕔Jun 19, 2019The long, record-breaking flooding of 2019 on the Mississippi River system has taken a toll on farmland, personal property and the many cities and towns that line the rivers. It […]

Distillers Grains: Demand Slows, Spillover Pressure from Corn – DTN Apr 23, 2019

🕔Apr 23, 2019The domestic distillers dried grains (DDG) average spot price from the 40 locations DTN contacted was down 5 cents at $134 per ton for the week ended April 18, versus […]

Grain: Great Lakes Shipping Season is Open – DTN Mar 28, 2019

🕔Mar 28, 2019It’s a sure sign of spring when one hears the words “opening day.” In most cases, those words are associated with the start of a new Major League Baseball season. […]

Flooding: Louisiana’s Bonnet Carre Spillway Opening is Historical – DTN Mar 13, 2019

🕔Mar 13, 2019The opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway on Feb. 27 was the first time in history that it had been opened in consecutive years. It is also the third time […]

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