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New World Cotton Futures Contract

2 Nov 2015
By Jerry HagstromDTN Political Correspondent WASHINGTON (DTN) -- In a sign of the changing times in agriculture, the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) officially launched the first world cotton futures contract Monday. The launch of the contract means that U.S. cotton will no longer set the world price. ICE officials told the Commodity Futures Tradin...

PTC Deadline Extended

2 Nov 2015
By Mary KennedyDTN Cash Grains Analyst MINNEAPOLIS (DTN) -- U.S. railroads will have more time to install new required safety systems thanks to legislation passed by Congress last week. On Oct. 27 and 28, bipartisan votes by lawmakers in the House and Senate passed HR 3819, which extended the deadline for implementing positive train control (PTC) b...

ARC Payments Vary Widely

30 Oct 2015
By Chris ClaytonDTN Ag Policy Editor OMAHA (DTN) -- USDA's Farm Service Agency released a series of maps Friday detailing the range of haves and have-nots when it comes to payments under the Agricultural Risk Coverage program. While FSA announced more than $3.9 billion in commodity payments starts to go out this week to roughly 800,000 farmers, FS...

Harvest Flawless for Minn. Farmer

30 Oct 2015
By Todd NeeleyDTN Staff Reporter OMAHA (DTN) -- Noah Hultgren said he couldn't have asked for anything better than the perfect growing season he had on his farm at Raymond, Minnesota. When DTN visited Hultgren's farm back in May, he said he knew he was taking a chance by planting early that month while frost was still a threat. He was banking on th...

DTN Distillers Grain Update

30 Oct 2015
By Cheryl AndersonDTN Staff Reporter OMAHA (DTN) -- The U.S. ethanol and livestock industries are awaiting the next move in a long line of China's attempts to manipulate trade of dried distillers grains. But even if recent rumors are true, many in the industry feel that the reports are merely another attempt by China to control the market, and ther...
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