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Contract Month Last Chg High Low
ELEC. CORN[10] Dec-14 341'0 -0'6 341'4 340'2
ELEC. SOYBEANS[10] Nov-14 984'6 2'2 986'4 982'2
ELEC. WHEAT[10] Dec-14 497'6 -1'4 498'4 495'4
ELEC. HRW WHEAT[10] Dec-14 580'4 -1'6 580'6 578'0
ELEC. HRS WHEAT[10] Dec-14 561'6 -1'2 562'0 559'6
LIVE CATTLE[10] Oct-14 157.025s 0.825 157.750 156.500
Dec-14 160.000s 1.125 160.700 159.200
FEEDER CATTLE[10] Sep-14 230.300s 0.700 230.300 230.300
Oct-14 228.100s 2.225 228.100 228.100
MILK CLASS III[10] Sep-14 24.56s 0.00 --- ---
Nov-14 22.23s 0.75 --- ---
ELEC. COTTON # 2[10] Oct-14 --- --- --- ---
Dec-14 65.13 -0.55 65.83 65.06
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 2:42 AM CDT    *Quotes are in market time.
Delay is indicated in brackets.
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DTN Closing Grain Comments Grains Mixed on Quiet Wednesday 9/17 1:45PM
Wednesday's trading in grains was marked by narrow ranges and low volume with corn, soybean, and wheat prices staying close to their contract lows. At 1 p.m., the U.S. dollar index traded higher after the Federal Reserve kept its outlook for interest rates essentially unchanged from a month ago.
Weather
Light Rain Thursday in Southern Plains 9/17 3:46PM
The Southern Plains is expected to get more light rain Thursday, with some bleeding over into the southeastern Plains and the Delta. Dry elsewhere.
Crops
Dodge Down Corn Scout Now for Stalk, Ear Rot in Corn 9/9 10:51AM
Conditions have been right for stalk rot and ear molds in corn in many parts of the Midwest this year, but some energetic, timely scouting can help you manage problem fields and minimize yield loss.
Trait Wars Continue Cargill Sues Syngenta
Get In the Mode Site of Action Guide Fights Resistant Weeds
Crop Tech Corner Tobacco Takes on Ebola, Researchers Breed Spider Toxin-Producing Plants
Livestock
Beef Checkoff Questioned Ag Secretary Expresses Frustration Over Lack of Industry Agreement 9/15 12:12PM
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Monday he might take action to offer his own changes to the beef checkoff since the beef industry has failed to reach any consensus on management changes to the program.
The BVD Problem The $100,000 Accident
Never Going Back Controlled Breeding Season Brings Price Advantages
Ask The Vet Umbilical Hernias in Calves
Land Management
Rents Resist Price Relief Big Yields Stall Cash Rent Negotiations 9/2 7:13AM
Growers in bellwether corn states expect to make money on bushels -- not price -- in 2014, farm managers contend. That's put a damper on adjusting next year's cash rents.
DTN Ag Business Benchmark Land Costs Hamper U.S. Competitiveness
Interpretive Rule Seen as Invalid House Pushes Agency on Maps; EPA Asked to Disclose Contract Details
Do a Yield Checkup Preharvest Examinations Help Select Seed for Next Year
Farm Business
Insure Your Revenue Guarantee Play Crop Insurance Defense 9/16 12:09PM
Private crop insurance riders let you lock a minimum-price crop-insurance guarantee 12 months a year, not just at planting. That deflects damage should futures prices continue to spiral below production cost by February.
Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Farm Programs Adjusted for Payment Caps and Income Eligibility
Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
Rents Resist Price Relief Big Yields Stall Cash Rent Negotiations
Equipment
Farmers Pivot Back After Storms Companies Report Hundreds of Damaged Irrigation Systems Up and Running Again 8/18 12:42PM
The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up and running again, according to irrigation companies in the state.
Cattle Chutes on Display at Farm Show Cattle Chutes on Display at Husker Harvest Days
To Bag or Not to Bag? Grain Bags One Option for Farmers Who Need Temporary Storage Quickly
Ag Drones Under Scrutiny Farmers Not Always Hobbyists, FAA Says
Ag Policy
Beef Checkoff Questioned Ag Secretary Expresses Frustration Over Lack of Industry Agreement 9/9 7:20AM
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Monday he might take action to offer his own changes to the beef checkoff since the beef industry has failed to reach any consensus on management changes to the program.
GE Crop History Revisited Researchers Talk About Food Safety, Regulations, Markets and Growing Weed Resistance
Senators Lament Rail Logjam Lawmakers Cite Economic Losses by Farmers in Considering New Legislation
USDA Readies Dairy Program Sign-up for New Dairy Margin Protection Program Begins Tuesday
Farm Life
Farming on the Mother Road - 8 Arizona Ranchers Cope With Long-Term Drought, Junipers and Wolf Recovery 9/15 8:48AM
Arizona ranchers are in a constant battle for grass and water. Juniper trees block sunlight that spurs grass production. Another looming concern is a possible federal plan to reintroduce more Mexican Gray Wolves into the southwest.
Farming on the Mother Road - 8 Tribal Farm Prospers Along the Colorado River
Farming on the Mother Road - 10 Agriculture Pushed Farther Into Desert Along Route 66 in California
View From the Cab Late-Summer Rains Soak Western Iowa, Florida Panhandle
Featured Column
Kub's Den Back to Normal 9/17 10:31AM
Compared to the rock-and-roll drought summer of 2012 or even the melancholy of 2009, this summer has been marked by old-fashioned quietude in the daily and weekly trading ranges of corn, (new crop) soybeans, and wheat. But there is one fascinating feature of this return to "normal" trading -- the "normal" price relationships between these markets have magically reasserted themselves.
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