|USDA Weekly Crop Progress
Spring wheat conditions continued to drop significantly last week, while conditions for corn, soybeans and winter wheat held mostly steady from the previous week.
The Market's Fine Print
President Donald Trump helped engineer the opening of the biggest export market the U.S. beef industry will ever see. That's not bad for someone who orders his steak well-done with ketchup, says DTN Livestock Analyst John Harrington.
Nebraska Wants WOTUS Rewrite
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and other state officials say they support a rewrite of the waters of the United States rule that considers state authority.
By the Numbers
When most farmers look at their financial ratios, they analyze either their trends over time or relative to benchmarks. But it's also helpful to dig into what is driving their bottom line and to do "what if" analysis to see the impact different changes would have.
The Progressive Farmer's Jim Patrico, who traveled to Cuba last fall, looks at what the Trump administration is saying about U.S. and Cuba and how this might affect agriculture in the two countries.
An admitted skeptic tips his hat to Leonardo of Pisa, a.k.a. Fibonacci.
NFU to USDA: Open up CRP
The National Farmers Union wants USDA to open up emergency haying and grazing on CRP acres in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Growers are old hands at spotting soybean aphids and Japanese beetles, but bacterial leaf streak of corn is likely to be less familiar to most this year.
Firm Fined for Cattle Trades
The CFTC settled charges against McVean Trading and Investments LLC of Memphis; its chairman and CEO, Charles Dow McVean Sr.; and firm president, Michael Wharton, as well as a consultant for the investment firm, Samuel Gilmore. Collectively, the company and employees agreed to pay $5 million in fines.