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- DTN Headline News
Thursday, July 24, 2014 5:15PM CDT A group of nine Senate Democrats met with White House Chief of Staff John Podesta Thursday. Sen. Al Franken says based on the meeting, he believes both ethanol and biodiesel will see higher-than-proposed volumes in the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard.
Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:29AM CDT Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collaborate with neighbors to compete on technology and scale.
Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:27AM CDT The Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund could broaden investment in rural America, but it also could translate into communities paying higher interest rates to fund needed projects rather than waiting in line for potentially lower interest rates through USDA loans.
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DTN Market Matters Blog
Katie Micik
Markets Editor
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 11:45AM CDT

The soybean market is still reeling from USDA's July 11 supply and demand report where soybean ending stocks for 2013-2014 were increased to 140 mb, due to... [Read Full Blog]

Friday, July 18, 2014 5:54PM CDT
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 5:59PM CDT
Technically Speaking
Darin Newsom
DTN Senior Analyst
Thursday, July 24, 2014 11:46AM CDT

As mentioned in Thursday's Early Word Grains, soybean basis is in its higgledy-piggledy seasonal phase where different cash merchandiser bid off three diffe... [Read Full Blog]

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:02PM CDT
Monday, July 21, 2014 3:04PM CDT
Fundamentally Speaking
Joel Karlin
DTN Contributing Analyst
Thursday, July 24, 2014 2:34PM CDT

There has been a lot of talk recently that many corn fields throughout the Midwest are developing with two vs. the normal one ear per plant.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:20PM CDT
Friday, July 18, 2014 12:22PM CDT
DTN Ag Policy Blog
Chris Clayton
DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thursday, July 24, 2014 4:05AM CDT

The Obama administration and a top executive in the farm credit system will announce an investment fund on Thursday set up to generate $10 billion in market... [Read Full Blog]

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:59PM CDT
Monday, July 21, 2014 9:53PM CDT
Minding Ag's Business
Marcia Taylor
DTN Executive Editor
Thursday, July 24, 2014 4:46PM CDT

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:59PM CDT
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:58PM CDT
DTN Ag Weather Forum
Bryce Anderson
DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Thursday, July 24, 2014 3:53PM CDT

The weather has been mostly on the side of farmers and their crops since mid-July as warmer, mostly dry weather has taken hold for Western Canada. A brief i... [Read Full Blog]

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 5:39PM CDT
Friday, July 18, 2014 6:24PM CDT
Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:10PM CDT

Spot biodiesel market trade has been thin as traders await clear policy direction regarding the Renewable Volume Obligation, hoping for an increase to 1.7 b... [Read Full Blog]

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 9:41PM CDT
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 8:24PM CDT
DTN Production Blog
Pam Smith
Crops Technology Editor
Thursday, July 17, 2014 11:54AM CDT

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- I've always been lucky. Well ... I rarely go through a yard or a patch of clover without finding a four-leaf clover. Around one out o... [Read Full Blog]

Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:46PM CDT
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 7:24PM CDT
Harrington's Sort & Cull
John Harrington
DTN Livestock Analyst
Friday, July 18, 2014 10:22PM CDT

Once again, market watchers are being reminded why they call them "futures."

Friday, July 11, 2014 6:04PM CDT
Thursday, July 3, 2014 9:19PM CDT
South America Calling
Alastair Stewart
South America Correspondent
Monday, July 14, 2014 4:17PM CDT

Chicago soybean futures may have taken a huge hit over the last month, but Brazilian prices have remained pretty firm.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 4:17PM CDT
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 4:15PM CDT
An Urban’s Rural View
Urban Lehner
Editor Emeritus
Friday, July 18, 2014 11:21AM CDT

Corn and soybean prices are underwater but at least growers haven't had high interest rates to contend with. The Federal Reserve has held its benchmark inte... [Read Full Blog]

Monday, July 14, 2014 4:23PM CDT
Monday, July 7, 2014 11:07AM CDT
Machinery Chatter
Jim Patrico
Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 5:47PM CDT

As Dorothy might say to Toto: Great Plains Manufacturing isn't (only) in Kansas anymore. Based in Salina, the tillage and planter manufacturer has had an in... [Read Full Blog]

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 7:19PM CDT
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 12:05PM CDT
Canadian Markets
Cliff Jamieson
Canadian Grains Analyst
Friday, July 18, 2014 10:41PM CDT

We've lately talked about the oversold nature of the wheat markets, as seen in the lower study of the attached chart. Both daily and weekly charts across al... [Read Full Blog]

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 10:23PM CDT
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 10:48PM CDT
Editor’s Notebook
Greg D. Horstmeier
DTN Editor-in-Chief
Friday, July 18, 2014 6:08PM CDT

It's tempting this time of year to ease off a bit as pollination and flowering have started or are about to start, the last of the spraying and sidedressing... [Read Full Blog]

Saturday, July 12, 2014 3:22AM CDT
Thursday, July 3, 2014 7:06PM CDT
DTN Market Headlines
Corn is higher at 6 a.m. (CT); soybeans are higher; wheat is higher.
Look for the cattle complex to open significantly higher, supported by follow-through buying and ideas of another round of impressive feedlot strength. Conversely, lean hog futures should open substantially lower, pressured by residual selling and struggling fundamentals.
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