DTN Ag News
05/21/2013 - Growers planted corn like never before this past week, and technology led the way.05/21/2013 - Farmers are in a constant battle to balance things such as water: not too much and not enough can both cause problems.05/21/2013 - Fertilizer retailers expected some price movements in different forms of nitrogen, but that has yet to emerge.05/20/2013 - Corn planters were rolling hard in the past week as producers now have 71% of the crop in the ground, up 43 percentage points from this time last week.05/20/2013 - The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last week ruled in favor of Monsanto in a lawsuit filed by environmental groups and others that said Roundup Ready alfalfa was harming endangered species and causing spread of noxious weeds.05/20/2013 - Despite complaints from Canada and Mexico, USDA has moved ahead with attempts to rewrite its rule following a trade case in the WTO against the U.S. that concluded USDA's original label discriminated against livestock from other countries. Canada has threatened to offer a list of U.S. products for retaliatory tariffs if the new rule goes into effect.05/17/2013 - The recent tragedy in West, Texas, has sparked increased debate about regulations surrounding on-farm fertilizer storage. DTN research shows a mix of regulations exist, depending on where a farm is located in the nation.05/17/2013 - Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said his conversations with House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., suggest the farm bill legislation will be debated in mid-June. Debate begins on the Senate bill Monday afternoon.05/17/2013 - Private analytical firm Informa Economics thinks soybeans will be planted on 1.2 million more acres than USDA's March acreage estimate. Corn acreage is expected to be planted on 96.8 million acres, a 455,000-acre decrease.