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DTN Fertilizer Outlook

13 Apr 2021
By Logan Garcia, Market Reporter - Fertecon, Agribusiness Intelligence, IHS Markit The following is a breakdown of wholesale prices and trends of the various fertilizers in March and first two weeks of April 2021. AMMONIA Domestic: Fertilizer application in the Southern U.S. was delayed overall as winter weather and frequent rains kept fields wet a...

Nebraskans Worry About Toxic Seed Piles

13 Apr 2021
MEAD, Neb. (DTN) -- The owners of a small ethanol plant in Mead, Nebraska, that has become an environmental disaster are looking to sell off their adjoining 30,000-head cattle feedyard as the ethanol plant faces state litigation and angry residents. AltEn LLC, a 24-million-gallon ethanol plant, remains idle and is facing a lawsuit from the state of...

Livestock Producers in a Fight

13 Apr 2021
California's Proposition 12 is under fire from at least 20 states, as the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has been asked to review whether the California law is constitutional. Proposition 12 would require that meat products from veal calves and breeding pigs raised outside of the state that are not raised in a way that meets California...

USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report

12 Apr 2021
This article was originally posted at 3:03 p.m. CDT on Monday, April 12. It was last updated at 3:44 p.m. CDT on Monday, April 12. ** OMAHA (DTN) -- U.S. farmers had planted 4% of intended corn acreage as of Sunday, April 11, according to USDA NASS' weekly Crop Progress report released Monday. That puts the current planting pace 1 percentage point ...

Derecho Teaches Farm Family Lessons

12 Apr 2021
HAVERHILL, Iowa (DTN) -- Some people chase storms. The Stalzer family are starting to wonder if they attract them. The Haverhill, Iowa, farmers spent $150,000 to rebuild grain bins after a 2011 derecho. If that wasn't bad enough, in 2020, another derecho ripped through their area -- once again damaging bins and buildings on their farm. The Stalzer ...
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