February is the month in which the projected prices of corn, soybeans and spring wheat for revenue insurance purposes are determined for many states.
Prices for all eight major fertilizers were higher the second week of February; however, no fertilizer was up significantly.
A new technology aims to use artificial intelligence to create clean fields.
Traders anticipate a big soybean harvest from Brazil and U.S. exports are in the dumps. Why are FOB soybean prices at their highest level in nearly a year?
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act significantly changed how agribusiness looks at depreciation. Bonus deprecation was one of the few items in the new law that applies retroactively. Under the new law, annual depreciation limits on passenger autos also increase significantly.
The president of the National Grain and Feed Association expressed disappointment that Congress so far hasn't been able to change the new tax provision that is disrupting the grain trade.
Recent land sales in Iowa and a new Kansas City Federal Reserve bank report show farmland values remain strong despite lower grain prices.
The DTN average dried distillers grains price for the week ended Feb. 15 was stronger at $148 per ton.
An estimated $9.5 trillion of investment wealth was "created" by the stock market in the two-year rally leading up to this February -- before $3 trillion was "lost" in the recent correction. Commodity markets are affected, too, when investors panic and move their money elsewhere.