Clearly the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling Friday to issue a stay on the waters of the United States rule isn't the last court action we'll see on the rule. Ag groups and members of Congress who have been fighting the rule tooth and nail, however, hailed the stay as a victory. Conservation groups weren't so happy.
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.
Speedy soybean planting in Parana is offsetting the slow start to the season in Mato Grosso and overall Brazilian soybean planting at 8% complete is only slightly slower than the five-year average of 9% complete.
10/9 1:42PM December corn and December wheat closed lower after USDA released higher-than-expected ending stocks estimates for all three grains Friday. Granted, none of the numbers were too far out of line and November soybeans closed higher with more bearish concerns put at ease.
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.
Mon Oct 5, 2015 10:57 AM CDT Contaminated flexible intermediate bulk containers are the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspections Service's top suspect in transporting porcine epidemic diarrhea virus to the U.S.
Mon Oct 5, 2015 09:04 AM CDT IS poison hemlock a problem for livestock?
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.
University of Nebraska economist Brad Lubben expects Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) payments to vary widely between some neighboring counties when checks are cut later this month. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)
John Deere's factory in Waterloo, Iowa, is still pumping out big tractors, albeit at a slower rate as sales slip. (Photo courtesy John Deere)
Machine Industry ConsolidationConsolidation Coming in Machinery Industry10/5 11:26AM Every time there is a downturn, we hear rumors of consolidation, both of farms and the industries that serve them. This cool spell is no different. Rabobank analysts are the latest to speculate about consolidation in the farm machinery industry.
Wed Oct 7, 2015 09:46 AM CDT A technicality pays multi-county growers based on where records are housed, not necessarily counties where land is farmed. For some, it's a $60- to $100-an-acre difference.
Thu Oct 8, 2015 11:24 AM CDT The National Corn Growers Association and the National Farmers Union point to uncertainty about Renewable Fuel Standard volumes as reason for a projected drop in net farm incomes.
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 Action10/5 11:15AM Cargill Chairman Greg Page encourages agriculture to take a more proactive role in examining the risks of climate change.
Mon Oct 5, 2015 11:23 AM CDT Research alliance works to develop cropping systems that maintain corn yields despite roller-coaster weather.
President Gerald Ford appearing at a House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing regarding his pardon of former President Richard Nixon. (Public domain photo courtesy of Wikipedia)
The Market's Fine PrintCattlegate10/7 5:02PM Cattlemen currently struggling through the most devastating market scandal experienced in decades crave to hear encouraging words like "Our long national nightmare is over," spoken by President Gerald Ford following the Watergate scandal.