Ag News

  • View From the Cab

    The streams may have been swollen throughout much of the grain belts this year, but DTN's View From the Cab farmers are bent for leather to get this crop out of the field.
  • Future Global Food Gap Remains

    The Global Agricultural Productivity Index, released annually at the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue, shows a spread between projected production and demand. Agricultural Total Factor Productivity, (TFP) is growing globally at a rate of 1.63% annually yet the growth needs to rise 1.73% annually to sustain the needs of a larger population at mid-century.
  • USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report

    Corn harvested was 22% this week, 14 percentage points behind the five-year average. Soybeans were 85% dropping leaves, 8 percentage points behind average, and soybeans harvested was 26%, 23 percentage points behind average.
  • Family Business Matters

    Set examples for future generations by embracing values over assets.
  • Cash Market Moves

    The Surface Transportation Board recently announced it is issuing a series of decisions on demurrage and accessorial rules and charges, a long-standing issue that has been slow to resolve.
  • Taxlink

    How should a worker be paid? The answer is sometimes not black and white.
  • Hemp's Growing Pains

    The hemp industry, tied to cannabidiol (CBD), is forecast to grow tenfold over the next six years, according to one industry analysis. A Colorado farmer who got into the business early said hemp allowed her to farm again, but she said the 2018 farm bill has caused a few new regulatory issues for farmers in the business.
  • DTN Fertilizer Outlook

    The prospect of an unfavorable application season again this fall is likely to keep domestic wholesale fertilizer prices stable to lower in the short term.
  • Broadband Business Blues

    A new study by the United Soybean Board find that lack of quality internet connection has restricted farmers' investment in new technology that could improve the bottom line.
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