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Sorghum Plantings Soar This Spring

20 Apr 2021
ANKENY, Iowa (DTN) -- It is a year of firsts for grain sorghum and some farmers who grow the crop. As a result, acres and prices are on the rise this year and possibly in the future. Kody Carson of Olton, Texas, won't plant corn for the first time this spring in order to seed more sorghum. A field in Kansas farmed by Kent Winter has never been plan...

Weather Gives Planting Cold Shoulder

19 Apr 2021
DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- "Send it" may be a popular phrase when it comes to planting, but this week, many farmers across the Midwest are contemplating whether they should "park it" for a few days. Cold and snow now threaten a wide swath of the country where corn and soybean planting has already been going full throttle. DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist Br...

Cash Market Moves

19 Apr 2021
Springtime has many "opening days" when it comes to various events that were hibernating over the winter. We have already witnessed Major League Baseball's opening day on April 1, along with the first tow pushing barges through Lake Pepin on March 19 on its way to St. Paul, Minnesota, signaling the opening of the 2021 shipping season in the Upper M...

USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report

19 Apr 2021
This article was originally posted at 3:04 p.m. CDT on Monday, April 19. It was last updated at 3:38 p.m. CDT on Monday, April 19. ** OMAHA (DTN) -- Despite the return of more winterlike weather across parts of the country, U.S. farmers continued to plow ahead with corn and soybean planting last week, according to USDA NASS' weekly Crop Progress re...


16 Apr 2021
Prior to entering office, President Joe Biden issued a comprehensive labor plan. Within his plan was a call to enforce current laws against employers that misclassify employees as independent contractors. Further in the plan was an endorsement of California's law that establishes a new test for independent-contractor status. To put it in perspectiv...
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