DTN Ag News

Farmer Stress Rising
While it isn't quite like 1983, the level of stress and worry is growing out in the countryside. People who deal with some of the few rural hotlines out there are seeing the level of calls and emails picking up as well.
Mexico, Argentina Talk Corn
Mexican officials are starting to better gauge the possibility of buying more agricultural products from South America. Argentinian officials are encouraging those conversations. Yet a top executive at Bunge Limited told analysts that the U.S. pricing for corn still makes it more attractive to Mexican buyers than corn from Argentina or Brazil.
Dicamba Decisions - 4
A little dicamba can do a lot of damage to sensitive crops, so dicamba applicators need to budget plenty of time for thorough tank cleanouts in 2017.
Best Young Farmers/Ranchers-4
J.R. Shannon focuses on opportunity -- and tomorrow -- as he helps steer the family operation to a diversified future.
Pruitt Confirmed as EPA Chief
The U.S. Senate voted 52-46 to confirm Scott Pruitt as the new administrator of the U.S. Environmental Agency.
Cash Market Moves
If recent warm weather across the country continues, the grain shipping season on U.S. waterways could see an early start this year. The warm weather also may be a temptation for farmers to start spring field work early.
In Memoriam: Marcia Zarley Taylor
This week, farmers lost one of their most intelligent, steadfast journalist supporters. Agriculture journalism lost one of its true giants.
Todd's Take
This isn't the first time Brazil has had a record soybean crop.
Dinneen: 'Ethanol Lifts Ag'
The ethanol industry is pulling agriculture through tough times, the head of the nation's largest ethanol interest group said Tuesday.