DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends
Thursday, April 27, 2017 7:13AM CDT
Average retail fertilizer prices continued to be fairly steady with no significant moves either higher or lower the third week of April 2017. With the opening of Iowa Fertilizer Company's new nitrogen fertilizer production facility near Wever, Iowa, last week, farmers in the Midwest could potentially see lower prices for nitrogen fertilizer over time.
Thursday, April 27, 2017 7:12AM CDT
According to an ancient Latin proverb, "The farmer reaps with the plow." As important as planting date may be to an individual field's yield prospects, the U.S. corn and soybean futures markets seem largely unconcerned with planting season weather.
Farm Bill Hopes
Thursday, April 27, 2017 7:11AM CDT
Federal lawmakers said they understand the challenges farmers face and are working toward passing a new farm bill this year. The difficulty, as always, is finding more money for programs while cutting others.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 7:52AM CDT
Last week's higher close in soybean oil may be an early sign of bullish change.