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Actions Helped Stabilize Meat Industry

5 Apr 2021
OMAHA (DTN) -- Lee Reichmuth, who runs a cattle feedyard near Lindsay, Nebraska, recalls a year ago seeing "records broken" in cattle markets, such as boxed beef price moving from a little more than $2 a pound to the range of $4.75 a pound while, at the same time, the April futures contract for fed cattle took a $40 dip in value. A year ago, as muc...

Give Early Beans a Chance

5 Apr 2021
ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) -- It's April 1, but agronomists aren't fooling around when they tell you it might be time to start planting soybeans. Planting soybeans before corn fields has been a growing and profitable trend for many farmers, agronomists told DTN. "Back in 2015, I would talk to farmers and they would say, 'I don't plant beans until I can w...

Dissecting Prospective Plantings Report

1 Apr 2021
The end of March and end of June USDA reports have reputations for big price moves and volatility. We got some truly big price moves, but very little volatility on Wednesday, March 31, following the Prospective Plantings and March 1 Grains Stocks reports, because corn and soybean futures locked limit-up right after the reports were released. USDA s...

DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

1 Apr 2021
OMAHA (DTN) -- According to retail fertilizer prices tracked by DTN for the fourth week of March 2021, some fertilizer prices are still climbing at pretty good clip, while others have not increased as much as in recent weeks. Like last week, only seven of the eight major fertilizers were up a significant amount, which DTN designates as 5% or more. ...

Biden's Infrastructure Plan

1 Apr 2021
OMAHA (DTN) -- President Joe Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure package goes beyond roads and bridges to putting the wheels in motion to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions in agriculture, as well as increasing federal spending for needs such as broadband and inland waterways. Among the policies included in the White House infrastructure plan being pit...
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