Tag: DTN

Could blockchain transform agricultural markets?

Before we begin to explain how blockchain may be a game changer for agricultural marketing let’s answer that question that is likely at the top of your mind. “What the the heck is blockchain?” According to the Harvard Business Review, it is “an open, distributed ledger that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and… Read more »

The Rise of the Rural Vote and the Potential Trade Aftermath that Follows — Chris Clayton

The pollsters got it wrong, actually they got it very wrong. With amazing support from rural America, Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States. In the wee hours of the morning, Chris Clayton, Ag Policy Editor, DTN joined me to discuss why rural America shocked the world and whether Trump will… Read more »

The Super Bowl of U.S. Elections Calls TPP Ratification into Doubt

You can’t turn on a U.S. news program and avoid witnessing the political polarization of America in front of your eyes. The current presidential election between Trump and Clinton has been like no other, and the debate last Monday was just one example. Although you wouldn’t know it from the mainstream media coverage, both candidates actually… Read more »

Dry Weather Trend to Continue through Ontario Harvest

It’s been dry, to very dry, to a full-on drought in Ontario this year, and that dry trend doesn’t look to be letting up substantially heading into the harvest season. That’s according to Bryce Anderson, senior agriculture meteorologist with DTN, who spoke with Shaun Haney, to recap what weather farmers can anticipate for the #harvest16 season. From… Read more »

Warm and Dry — Western Canadian #Harvest16 Weather Forecast

Could the great dry up finally be on for Western Canada? Will we stay frost-free to Thanksgiving? Real Agriculture’s Shaun Haney is joined by senior agriculture meteorologist for DTN Bryce Anderson to talk current weather trends for Western Canada —  including what’s behind the cool, wet weather trend most farmers have been grappling with for… Read more »

American Ag Producer Confidence Index Drops to New Low, Says DTN

It wasn’t that many years ago that corn and soybean growers were riding the wave of $7 corn, high land rent, and applying all the groceries to every acre. In 2016, that wave of optimism has disappeared as suggested in the DTN / Progressive Farmer Ag Producer Confidence Index (ACI) results. The recent survey produced a… Read more »

Chris Clayton of DTN Discusses the Passing of the US Farm Bill

In a story that you thought might never come to a close, the US Farm Bill has finally moved closer to becoming passed legislation. This week Shaun Haney caught up to Chris Clayton, Ag Policy Analyst, DTN to discuss the US Farm bill and what it means for US farmers, in terms of crop insurance… Read more »

What Does the Expiration of the U.S. Farm Bill Mean for Farmers?

I’ll be the first to admit that the U.S. political system with its two houses, governors and senators and congressmen sets my head spinning. I also find it fascinating, as wrangling rules and regulations for so many people just seems like an overly daunting task. It would appear that our friends to the south also… Read more »