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DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

8 Dec 2015
By Russ QuinnDTN Staff Reporter OMAHA (DTN) -- Average retail fertilizer prices continued their slow move lower the first week of December 2015, according to fertilizer retailers tracked by DTN. Seven of the eight major fertilizers were lower compared to a month earlier, but none were down significantly. DAP has an average price of $541 per ton, ...

New Infrastructure to Boost Brazil Ag

8 Dec 2015
By Alastair StewartDTN South America Correspondent CHICAGO (DTN) -- Ongoing investments in grain terminals at ports across northern Brazil will stimulate continued expansion of soybean and corn acres in coming years, Brazilian speakers told DTN/The Progressive Farmer Ag Summit attendees Tuesday. Farms across Brazil's grain frontier in Mato Grosso a...

A Lender's View of the Ag Economy

8 Dec 2015
By Katie MicikDTN Markets Editor CHICAGO (DTN) -- CoBank President Mary McBride thinks the ag economy is facing some stout headwinds: a lower price environment, a strong U.S. dollar, deceleration of the Chinese economy and increased global competition in the coarse grain trade. U.S. net cash income is expected to decline by 40% in 2015, a dramatic ...

Brazil Soy Planting Nears Close

7 Dec 2015
By Alastair StewartDTN South America Correspondent SAO PAULO, Brazil (DTN) -- Brazilian soybean planting moved toward completion last week amid continued concerns about dry weather in Mato Grosso and in eastern Cerrado states like Bahia and Maranhao, according to AgRural, a local farm consultancy. Brazilian soybean planting progressed 7 percentage ...

WTO Details COOL Penalties

7 Dec 2015
By Chris ClaytonDTN Ag Policy Editor CHICAGO (DTN) -- The World Trade Organization on Monday may have put a nail in the coffin of country-of-origin labels for meat products in the U.S. A WTO arbitration panel based in Geneva, Switzerland, came back Monday with a ruling that Canada could impose about $781 million (CAN $1.05 billion) in retaliatory t...
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