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Intensify to Sustainability

10/19/18

University of Arkansas professor Marty Matlock said consumers should not have to decide between "sustainable and unsustainable food." Consumers have a standard expectation of safety and should have the same expectation for sustainability. Food production, due to farmer stewardship, may already meet sustainability goals, but that message might not be reaching consumers.

DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

10/19/18

As retail fertilizer prices continue to steadily march higher, fewer farmers say they plan to pre-price their fall fertilizer needs.

Winter Forecasts Differ

10/19/18

Prospects for a weak El Nino Pacific Ocean temperature pattern open the door for notable discrepancy in the winter 2018-19 forecast.

E15 Rule Expected in February

10/18/18

The EPA's fall agenda released on Wednesday outlines the timetables on several key ag-related regulations.

US Wants Aggressive Trade Talks

10/18/18

Coming off the completion of the new North American free-trade deal -- the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement -- the U.S. Trade Representative's office announced new talks on three possible trade negotiations.

Global Food Gap Growing

10/18/18

The 2018 Global Agricultural Productivity (GAP) Index, put together by the Global Harvest Initiative, continues to highlight that food production is not growing fast enough to sustainably feed the world in 2050. The problem is worse in low-income countries where production growth is falling way behind demand.

Why Beans Break

10/17/18

Both genetics and environment contribute to shattering, but excessive rainfall and a delayed harvest were the primary culprits this year.

Organic Acreage Trends

10/17/18

Organic field crop acreage increased 2% from last year to 6.5 million acres. Farmers planted 7% more soybeans and 2% more corn than in 2017. At the same time, non-GMO acreage fell 5%.

Rising Corn Prices Hurt Ethanol Profits

10/17/18

Ethanol profit margins at DTN's hypothetical plant suffers losses from an active corn market.

WOTUS Merits Argued in Georgia Court

10/16/18

The American Farm Bureau and National Wildlife Federation make arguments on the 2015 waters of the United States rule.

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