The House gave final approval Monday to the HR 2051, the Agriculture Reauthorizations Act. Grain will continue to be inspected and livestock prices will be reported, though some people are kicking their boots that the government would shut down price reporting if the government were shutdown.
Prices are in for major 2014 crops, but the verdict on what Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) pays per county remains unsettled. The Farm Service Agency must fill in the blanks on a number of counties lacking NASS yields for 2014 before it can officially calculate program payments due in October.
10/2 2:00PM After a day of trading both sides of the market, grains faded at the end and closed mostly lower. Winter wheat planting should have made good progress this week and a threat of heavy rain from Hurricane Joaquin will be watched this weekend, but it is not expected to hurt crops beyond the coastal states.
East Coast Rain to Continue Saturday10/2 2:07PM Hurricane Joaquin will bring more rain to the East Coast this weekend, and rain will also be seen in the western Plains and the Prairies. Elsewhere will be dry.
Monsanto announced Monday that they will allow farmers to pre-order new dicamba soybeans for the 2016 growing season (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)
Pre-Order OpportunitiesDicamba Bean Strategy Outlined9/15 10:57AM The Monsanto Company announced how they will deal with the uncertain market situation for dicamba-tolerant soybeans. The trait is approved, but does not have China clearance.
Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:08 PM CDT Walking beans makes a comeback in the Midwest and it's an investment that goes beyond sweat equity.
October's launch of the new Veterinary Feed Directive program will give producers, veterinarians and feed distributors a taste of what's to come at the beginning of 2017. (DTN/Progressive Farmer image by Boyd Kidwell)
New RulesVeterinary Feed Directive Starts9/28 11:01AM October's launch of the new Veterinary Feed Directive program will give producers, veterinarians and feed distributors a taste of what's to come at the beginning of 2017.
Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:15 AM CDT Could my cow still be suffering from pnemonia?
Good Iowa land sold for about $500 per acre more in this week's survey than it did since bottoming in May. (DTN graphic)
Iowa Land Gets a BounceFarmland Gloom and Doom May Be Overrated8/24 11:34AM Key Midwest land values are stuck in neutral or sliding below 2014 levels, recently released opinion surveys of farm real estate trends show. But bankers, farmers and real estate appraisers may be overreacting in areas where crops look great.
Mon Sep 14, 2015 08:30 AM CDT Good relationships on both sides of the land-leasing equation require honesty and transparency.
IRON Solutions' latest index for June through August shows an average 3.3% reduction for used combines, although Deere models slipped only 1.9%. (DTN photo by Jim Patrico)
Ag Equipment Still SlidingDealers Focus on Inventory9/25 12:53PM Lenders expect more equipment to hit dealers' lots this winter as farmers economize, but dealers appear to be managing inventory better than a year ago.
The new 9RX tractor marks John Deere's first entry into the four-track category and rounds out its 9 Series, which already had wheels and two tracks. (Photo courtesy John Deere)
John Deere Goes Four-TrackNew Tractor Rounds Out 9 Series9/1 9:32AM The new 9RX tractor marks John Deere's first entry into the four-track category and rounds out its 9 Series, which already had wheels and two tracks.
Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:58 AM CDT Full-season management is the goal of 360 Yield Center. A hands-on field day focused on high-intensity nitrogen management.
Greg Page doesn't point fingers at anyone regarding who's responsible for climate change. Instead, he sees the necessity of getting agricultural leaders to focus on climate adaptation. (Photo courtesy of Cargill)
Food Security Challenges - 2A Risky Course of Action9/29 7:13PM Cargill Chairman Greg Page encourages agriculture to take a more proactive role in examining the risks of climate change.
Thu Sep 24, 2015 05:37 PM CDT A bipartisan group of senators called on President Barack Obama to engage Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is coming to Washington as early as Friday for a state dinner, about the growing problem of biotech approvals for key trade crops such as soybeans and corn.
Tue Sep 29, 2015 07:10 PM CDT If forecasts hold true, the frequency and intensity of damaging weather events will get worse in the years ahead, threatening agriculture's ability to satisfy the world's growing appetite.
Tue Sep 29, 2015 07:15 PM CDT Rain is usually looked on favorably by farmers, but sometimes precipitation can be too much of a good thing.
Keeping family members in the dark about your intentions can cause them to question their commitment to the business. (Photo by Emilio Kuffer, CC BY-SA 2.0)
Woodbury: Farm Family BusinessDon't Leave Them in the Dark9/28 10:37AM Keeping future plans a secret from your partners or successors only fosters anxiety. Better to teach your family the virtues of confidentiality than to keep your vision private.
Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:39 AM CDT Nearly a year after Aaron Moore suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of a fall from a ladder, his father John Moore said the family has decided to walk away from their 1926 farmstead near Manhattan, Illinois.
Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:32 AM CDT If forecasts hold true, the frequency and intensity of damaging weather events will get worse in the years ahead, threatening agriculture's ability to satisfy the world's growing appetite.
Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:34 AM CDT A bipartisan group of senators called on President Barack Obama to engage Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is coming to Washington as early as Friday for a state dinner, about the growing problem of biotech approvals for key trade crops such as soybeans and corn.
Seasonal patterns for both cash corn and soybeans may provide a glimmer of hope. (DTN chart)
Newsom on the MarketHope is a Four-Letter Word10/2 8:52AM Though hope is hard to find in grain markets these days, seasonal studies for corn and soybeans may provide at least a glimmer.