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Ag Disaster Aid Added to Funding Bill

1 Oct 2021
OMAHA (DTN) -- Farmers and ranchers whose operations were struck by natural disasters in 2020 or 2021 will receive new aid relief as part of a $10 billion provision added to the government funding bill that passed Congress and was signed into law by President Joe Biden on Thursday. The continuing resolution will keep the federal government operatin...

Producers Face Fertilizer Price Squeeze

30 Sep 2021
OMAHA (DTN) -- As the 2021 corn and soybean crops are coming out of the fields, the supply situation for fertilizer and other chemicals is shaping up to make 2022 an expensive year for inputs. The move by China earlier this week to ban phosphate exports until at least June of next year puts even more pressure on global phosphate trade. The U.S. doe...

USDA Reports Summary

30 Sep 2021
By DTN Staff This article was originally posted at 11:04 a.m. CST. It was updated at 11:55 a.m. ** OMAHA (DTN) -- Corn stocks for the old crop were reported at 1.24 billion bushels (bb), down 36% from the same period a year ago while old-crop soybeans came in at 256 million bushels (mb), higher than analyst expectations going into the report. The S...

View From the Cab

30 Sep 2021
DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- Ryan Wieck generally has a wicked sense of humor. Even so, his patience was tested last week when he opened a package to find an empty plastic bag rather than the farm tools and parts he'd ordered. His wife, Cathy, reminded him that at least it was a zip-close bag and reusable, but that attempt at levity did little to assuage...

New Rootworm Trait Debuts

30 Sep 2021
ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) -- For the first time in many years, corn growers will have a new rootworm mode of action available to them next spring -- a novel trait found in Bayer's SmartStax Pro hybrids. The trait, which uses a method called RNA-interference (RNAi), couldn't come at a better time, as many farmers in the Corn Belt are facing mounting root...
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