Coronavirus Alters Live Sales
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:20PM CDT
Sale barns and auctioneers continue to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic, but how they operate is considerably different. Large crowds usually associated with these sales have been replaced with just buyers and auction staff, and in some cases, the entire auction has been moved to an online setting.
USDA Reports Review
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:15PM CDT
USDA's Prospective Plantings and March 1 Grain Stocks reports featured a larger-than-expected increase in corn planting intentions and the lowest all-wheat plantings in history. The market reaction was subdued with corn slightly lower and beans and wheat higher, as they were prior to the report. Also notable was March 1 corn stocks coming in nearly 200 million bushels below the pre-report estimate.
USDA Reports Summary
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:13PM CDT
USDA on Tuesday released its annual Planting Intentions and quarterly March 1 Grain Stocks reports.
Virus Concerns Change Farmer Habits
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 1:55PM CDT
Farmers are showing general concern about how the coronavirus pandemic will influence the coming crop year, their businesses in general and even their family's health, according to an online poll conducted by DTN and Farm Market iD.