Farm groups reacted swiftly to reports Wednesday that President
Donald Trump may be considering an executive order to withdraw the U.S. from
the North American Free Trade Agreement. The president sent out a statement
late Wednesday indicating he would not do so.
See DTN Ag News. 4^U.S. Not Pulling Out of NAFTA...
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.
See DTN Ag News. BKub's Den ...
Check the forecast carefully and measure soil temperatures before
planting corn and soybeans in the upper Corn Belt this week.
See DTN Ag News. BThe Chilling Effect...
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.
See DTN Ag News. 1^DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends...
Cargill's exit from the feedlot business follows a company trend in
past two years.
See DTN Ag News. BCargill Exits Feedlots...