USDA's weekly Crop Progress and condition reports were neutral to
bullish for corn, neutral for soybeans and winter wheat, and bearish for spring
wheat, according to DTN Analyst Todd Hultman.
See DTN Ag News. BUSDA Weekly Crop Progress...
Positive tests of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza continue to
mount. As the virus spreads, it looks to challenge the most severe outbreak in
history: 17 million birds lost in an outbreak in 1983.
See DTN Ag News. BIA Announces More H5N2 Cases...
Spring planting delays and the possibility of acres switching from
one crop to another kept fertilizer prices flat to lower in April.
See . FDTN Fertilizer Outlook...
An Environmental Working Group representative told a group of
agriculture journalists Monday that it is no longer a matter of if, but when,
farmers will face regulation to reduce nutrient runoff.
See DTN Ag News. BDivide Over Runoff Rules...
Milder weather, lower prices for grain and oil and more locomotives
have helped railroads improve placement of railcars this spring.
See DTN Ag News. 4^Railcar Placements Improve...