Enthusiasm Follows China Talk
05/21/2018
Agriculture was highlighted in a joint statement issued by the U.S. and China on Saturday following trade talks between the two countries. President Donald Trump also tweeted out optimism Monday morning about higher U.S. agricultural exports.
Cash Market Moves
05/21/2018
At the 22nd Annual Distillers Symposium, recently held in Des Moines, Iowa, many issues dealing with distillers grains were discussed. One important issue was the current outlook for DDGS exports as the market continues to remain competitive with other feed ingredients outside of the U.S.
Farm Bill Rejection Sinks In
05/21/2018
The House farm bill went down to defeat Friday with 198 members voting for the bill and 213 voting against it. The setback adds to the possibility of an extension that could complicate farmers' ability to switch commodity programs for their base acres.
Rootworm Trait Agreement
05/18/2018
Corteva will combine its Enlist technology with the new rootworm mode of action, which is expected to hit fields in the early 2020s.
DTN Fieldwork Roundup
05/18/2018
Corn planting surged ahead in the past week, and soybeans are close behind. But some northern Midwest farmers are still stalled by wet weather.
Sugar and Ag Subsidy Debates
05/18/2018
House debate has begun on the farm bill and a list of amendments was released late Wednesday. Crop insurance supporters staved off most amendments to change the program, but at least one amendment would phase out farm subsidies, including those for crop insurance.
House Farm Bill Coming to Floor
05/17/2018
Initial debate on the farm bill, HR 2, could begin Wednesday on the House of Representatives floor. The letters of support and opposition continued as various groups, including House Agriculture Committee Republicans, took to social media to stake their claim on the farm bill.
The Market's Fine Print
05/17/2018
History tells us that a society must be able to abundantly feed itself before it can grow.
View From the Cab
05/17/2018
Our farmer correspondents are breathing easier with recent planting progress but will need a second wind as weeds and hay await.

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