NEWS
DTN Plains & Prairies Opening Comments
Cliff Jamieson Canadian Grains Analyst
Fri Feb 15, 2013 07:54 AM CST

Outside Markets

Asian markets are trading mostly lower Friday, with weak GDP data in Europe behind the move. Japan's Nikkei closed 1.2% lower. European markets are mixed. Canada's TSX equity market closed at 12,721.79, down 53.49 points in Thursday's trade. Dow futures were 6 points lower overnight, which may lead to a soft opening in North American equity markets Friday. The Canadian dollar is 8 basis points lower at $.9970 CAD/U.S. dollar, while the U.S. dollar is .062 higher at 80.600. April gold is $8.70 lower at $1,626.80/ounce. NYMEX crude is 43 cents lower at $96.88/barrel, while Brent crude is ...

Quick View
  • Stay on Top of SDS The distinctive yellow patches of sudden death syndrome (SDS) are surfacing in soybean fields acr...
  • Ample Stocks Ahead Drought recovery in many areas has led to higher stocks, brighter production prospects and modera...
  • Precision Ag Potential Pending Precision agriculture proponents insist the industry can revolutionize agriculture, but first mor...
  • Cash Rent Reset - 2 Iowa farmland owners Fred and Lodean Cook may consider flexible cash leases for the first time th...
  • Iowa Land Gets a Bounce Key Midwest land values are stuck in neutral or sliding below 2014 levels, recently released opin...
  • Canadian Dairy Conundrum Coping with Canada's dairy industry import tariffs and supply controls remains one of the stickin...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Deteriorating profit margins flip the fortunes of big renters and conservative owner-operators. I...
  • Training for Sustainability The Hmong American Farmers Association is helping producers who migrated to the United States fol...
  • Ask the Vet What are these crusty scabs on my cattle?
Related News Stories
DTN's Grain Quick Takes
DTN Daily Basis Comments
DTN Plains, Prairies Closing Comments
DTN Daily Feedstuffs Comments
Fundamentally Speaking
Fundamentally Speaking
DTN Daily Feedstuffs Comments
Weekly Corn Exports Bearish
DTN Plains, Prairies Closing Comments