DTN Headline News

Pruitt Pressed on Ethanol
The Renewable Fuels Association asked U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to keep corn ethanol on target in the upcoming Renewable Fuel Standard volumes.
Cash Market Moves
USDA said that spring wheat planting in the six key states as of April 16 was at 13%, which is behind the five-year average of 21%. South Dakota is the only state of the six listed that is ahead of average.
March for Science
Agricultural scientists were among the thousands who marched on the Capitol on April 22 in support of science.
Trump to Tout Perdue, Farmers
The new head of USDA will meet with a group of farmers to discuss the course of agriculture in this country.
View From the Cab
Continued rain in Iowa and northeast Oklahoma last week kept View From the Cab farmer Zack Rendel of Miami, Oklahoma, from starting his soybean planting and prevented Brent and Lisa Judisch of Cedar Falls, Iowa, from finishing planting the last 25% of their corn.
Todd's Take
Last week's higher close in soybean oil may be an early sign of bullish change.
Farm Bill Hopes
Federal lawmakers said they understand the challenges farmers face and are working toward passing a new farm bill this year. The difficulty, as always, is finding more money for programs while cutting others.
Kub's Den
According to an ancient Latin proverb, "The farmer reaps with the plow." As important as planting date may be to an individual field's yield prospects, the U.S. corn and soybean futures markets seem largely unconcerned with planting season weather.
DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends
Average retail fertilizer prices continued to be fairly steady with no significant moves either higher or lower the third week of April 2017. With the opening of Iowa Fertilizer Company's new nitrogen fertilizer production facility near Wever, Iowa, last week, farmers in the Midwest could potentially see lower prices for nitrogen fertilizer over time.
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