Industry News

Dairy Outlook Sours


The dairy industry is likely to face yet another difficult year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Milk prices could fall to their lowest level in the last five years, according to one dairy policy expert.

USDA Reports Preview


As coronavirus deaths continue to rapidly rise in the U.S. and economic activity is at a standstill, USDA is likely to issue lower demand estimates for corn, soybeans and possibly wheat in Thursday's WASDE report, due out at 11 a.m. CDT. Tune into Thursday's post-report webinar for our thoughts, as well as spring weather comments from DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist Bryce Anderson.

DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends


While the prices of six of the eight major fertilizers tracked by DTN moved higher during the first week of April, the price changes were minor.

Machinery Manufacturer Engines Sputter


Ag machinery manufacturers are suspending operations or closing plants around the world as the industry struggles to understand how to keep well-tuned factory floors open for business and their employees safe.

Land Intelligence


An emerging company is making big promises about a technology platform that could change forever the way farm ground is valued.

COVID-19 Hits Packing Plants


As more coronavirus cases show up in the Midwest and Southeast, more cases also are showing up at the country's meat processing plants as well. Tyson Foods and National Beef both temporarily suspended operations at plants in Iowa on Monday because of positive cases among workers.

Cash Market Moves


Many states have increased truck weight limits to help trucks that are hauling goods during the coronavirus pandemic, but the industry wants an equal weight established for all 50 states.

Dicamba Know-How


It's time to brush up on the challenging realities of spraying dicamba safely.

Coronavirus Actions Puts Strain on Ag


Farmers' struggle during uncertain economic times is being made more difficult by measures taken in response to COVID-19.

Todd's Take


Uncertainty is frustrating, but important to acknowledge when looking at markets. In the case of corn, the outlook for prices is both bearish and highly uncertain.