Industry News from March 2019

Don't Burn the Corn

04/01/19

Distance between the injection site and the corn seed matters more than time between application and planting.

Swine Fever Impact on China

04/01/19

China's agricultural industry believes the African swine fever situation is much worse than the country's government reported and the impact may last a long time.

Missouri River Needs Bigger Bucket

04/01/19

Bill Northey, USDA's undersecretary for farm production, spent Thursday and Friday visiting with farmers in Missouri and Iowa. Producers in both states raised similar fears about continued flooding this spring in the Missouri River Basin and called on Congress to consider grain indemnity in a disaster bill being debated.

A Chance to Represent

03/29/19

We're looking for two willing farmers to share their growing season and views on agriculture as part of our annual View From the Cab series.

China Keeps Rein on Soy Sales

03/29/19

Chinese officials have agreed to buy close to 20 million metric tons of U.S. soybeans this year, but there's a catch, because private buyers in China are still not allowed to buy U.S. soybeans. Only government-owned entities in China are allowed to make buys right now.

USDA Hogs and Pigs Report Flash

03/29/19

United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on March 1, 2019, was 74.3 million head. This was up 2% from March 1, 2018, but down slightly from Dec. 1, 2018, USDA reported on Thursday.

Iowa Nutrients Lawsuit Filed, Again

03/29/19

Iowa farmers brace for another nutrients runoff lawsuit filed this week.

EIA: US Propane Stocks

03/28/19

The EIA Wednesday reported inventories of propane/propylene held in U.S. storage rose 4.3 million barrel (bbl) in the week-ended June 22 to 58.4 million bbl.

DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

03/28/19

Average retail prices for half of the major fertilizers tracked by DTN were slightly lower the third week of March 2019, while prices for the other half were slightly lower.

Kub's Den

03/28/19

Fertilizer prices have risen since last fall, with expectations for a large number of planted corn acres in 2019. Corn prices and fertilizer prices generally tend to move in the same direction, but in this case, the acreage influence may be moving against that relationship.

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