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Friday, May 1, 2015 5:25PM CDT The hard red winter wheat crop has struggled so far this spring. Watch for updates as scouts comb wheat country next week.
Friday, May 1, 2015 3:09PM CDT The brown marmorated stink bug is an invasive bug, originally from Asia. It was first noticed in the U.S. in 1998. It is now known to exist in 42 states and in two Canadian provinces.
Friday, May 1, 2015 10:48AM CDT In this week's Crop Tech Corner, scientists find transgenic genes occurring naturally in the sweet potato genome, a new Bt protein passes a food safety assessment by South American researchers, and Kenyan scientists explore a biotech technique that could produce aflatoxin-resistant corn.
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DTN Market Matters Blog
Katie Micik
Markets Editor
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 8:00PM CDT

Hey -- guess what? May Day is almost here. It's this Friday, to be specific. When I was a little girl, I used to make baskets out of construction paper, fil... [Read Full Blog]

Monday, April 27, 2015 4:01PM CDT
Monday, April 20, 2015 4:38PM CDT
Technically Speaking
Darin Newsom
DTN Senior Analyst
Sunday, May 3, 2015 3:23PM CDT

Corn (Cash): The DTN National Corn Index (NCI.X, national average cash price) closed at $3.43, down 4 cents for the week. The secondary (intermediate-term)... [Read Full Blog]

Sunday, May 3, 2015 2:55PM CDT
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Fundamentally Speaking
Joel Karlin
DTN Contributing Analyst
Friday, May 1, 2015 12:31PM CDT

In a prior piece we looked at the USDA corn yield projections given at their annual February Ag Outlook Forum and the estimates given in the May and June WA... [Read Full Blog]

Thursday, April 30, 2015 2:09PM CDT
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DTN Ag Policy Blog
Chris Clayton
DTN Ag Policy Editor
Friday, May 1, 2015 6:53PM CDT

Ethanol interests are holding out hope the Chicago City Council may soon pass a new city ordinance that would require all 400-plus retail gasoline stations... [Read Full Blog]

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 9:36PM CDT
Friday, April 24, 2015 9:24PM CDT
Minding Ag's Business
Marcia Taylor
DTN Executive Editor
Thursday, April 30, 2015 7:35PM CDT

Forget giving your family members and business partners the silent treatment. DTN's family business adviser, Lance Woodbury with Ag Progress in Garden City,... [Read Full Blog]

Thursday, April 23, 2015 4:06PM CDT
Monday, April 20, 2015 5:11PM CDT
DTN Ag Weather Forum
Bryce Anderson
DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 3:17PM CDT

As winter turned to spring and the snow cover across the Prairies melted away several weeks earlier than the past two seasons we had some concern that dry s... [Read Full Blog]

Friday, April 24, 2015 7:46PM CDT
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Friday, May 1, 2015 9:45PM CDT

Spot ethanol prices eased in Chicago in early trade Friday under selling pressure from a combination of a stronger dollar, weak corn and gasoline futures an... [Read Full Blog]

Thursday, April 30, 2015 6:38PM CDT
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 6:28PM CDT
DTN Production Blog
Pam Smith
Crops Technology Editor
Friday, May 1, 2015 9:52PM CDT

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- Farmers are being asked to keep eyes peeled and collection bottles at the ready this summer. The brown marmorated stink bug is contin... [Read Full Blog]

Friday, April 24, 2015 9:30PM CDT
Thursday, April 16, 2015 7:38PM CDT
Harrington's Sort & Cull
John Harrington
DTN Livestock Analyst
Friday, May 1, 2015 10:04PM CDT

Every small business with a fighting chance knows the critical value of cross-training. From the CEO to the janitor, all employees are required to wear mult... [Read Full Blog]

Friday, April 10, 2015 8:46PM CDT
Thursday, April 2, 2015 9:09PM CDT
South America Calling
Alastair Stewart
South America Correspondent
Thursday, April 30, 2015 3:41PM CDT

Argentina has lost half its wheat area since 2001, due principally to the unpopularity of government's export controls.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 1:21PM CDT
Thursday, April 16, 2015 8:19PM CDT
An Urban’s Rural View
Urban Lehner
Editor Emeritus
Monday, April 27, 2015 1:56PM CDT

Michael Lewis, author of such memorable books as Liar's Poker, Moneyball and The Big Short, has asked the question of the week -- maybe the year.

Monday, April 20, 2015 11:08AM CDT
Monday, April 13, 2015 11:02AM CDT
Machinery Chatter
Jim Patrico
Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Thursday, April 30, 2015 4:50PM CDT

A couple of weeks ago, my colleague Russ Quinn wrote in this column about a souped-up Valtra tractor in Finland that set a speed record of 80 mph ... in the... [Read Full Blog]

Thursday, April 23, 2015 3:56PM CDT
Friday, April 17, 2015 2:45PM CDT
Canadian Markets
Cliff Jamieson
Canadian Grains Analyst
Friday, May 1, 2015 9:47PM CDT

Canada's canola crush for the week ending April 29 showed a sharp drop in volume of 15.9% from the previous week, although it is early to tell if this will... [Read Full Blog]

Thursday, April 30, 2015 10:08PM CDT
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 10:01PM CDT
Editor’s Notebook
Greg D. Horstmeier
DTN Editor-in-Chief
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 8:13PM CDT

There's no one happier than a farmer who's been waiting to start spring fieldwork who finally gets in the cab. Let's hope the joy continues.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 7:50PM CDT
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DTN Market Headlines
July corn was fractionally lower, July soybeans were fractionally higher, and July Kansas City wheat was 2 cents higher.
Live and feeder cattle contracts should open moderately higher, supported by follow-through buying and cash premiums. Lean hog futures are also set to begin with a firm undertone thanks to seasonally improving fundamentals.
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