MARKETS NEWS
Newsom on the Market
Darin Newsom DTN Senior Analyst
Fri Jan 31, 2014 06:39 PM CST

A recent committee of agricultural professors was assembled to find ways to make government reports better. Why? USDA realizes it is losing relevancy as its numbers -- annual, quarterly, monthly, etc. -- are coming under more scrutiny. While I applaud the committee for its efforts, the bottom line is that the biggest problems with government reports weren't addressed. With that in mind, let me provide what I think are legitimate solutions.

Limit reports to the objective, eliminating the subjective. In other words, the reports that are supposedly based on actual data should be continued, with the footnotes boldly proclaiming that ...

Quick View
  • The New Dicamba At an event exhibiting the company's soon-to-arrive Dicamba-tolerant soybean trait, Monsanto repr...
  • Rates Too Low Too Long Discounted interest rates have led to unintended consequences in land values, a shortage of funds...
  • Center Pivots Take a Beating Severe storms in mid-June have damaged hundreds of center pivot irrigation systems in Nebraska al...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • A Hunger for High-Tech The Gruhlkey brothers of Wildorado, Texas, are using technology and thoughtful cropping choices t...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • No More Outlaw Vets Veterinarians can start breathing a little easier now when they go to work, without the fear that...
  • Ask the Vet My vet diagnosed anaplaz and I've never heard of that.
Related News Stories
DTN Closing Grain Comments
DTN's Quick Takes
DTN Midday Livestock Comments
DTN Midday Grain Comments
DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments
DTN Technically Speaking Blog
Technically Speaking Blog
DTN Early Word Opening Livestock
DTN Early Word Grains
DTN Closing Grain Comments