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Contract Month Last Chg High Low
ELEC. CORN[10] Sep-14 362'6 3'2 366'0 358'0
Dec-14 369'4 2'0 373'0 366'0
ELEC. SOYBEANS[10] Sep-14 1136'2 16'4 1140'0 1119'6
Nov-14 1042'0 4'0 1047'0 1035'0
ELEC. WHEAT[10] Sep-14 548'2 8'6 549'6 536'6
Dec-14 557'6 7'6 558'0 547'0
ELEC. HRW WHEAT[10] Sep-14 624'0 5'2 624'6 616'4
Dec-14 634'2 3'4 636'0 627'4
ELEC. HRS WHEAT[10] Sep-14 617'0 6'6 619'0 607'2
Dec-14 624'6 6'0 626'4 615'4
LIVE CATTLE[10] Aug-14 149.125 -0.125 149.400 148.150
Oct-14 145.750 0.350 146.050 144.500
FEEDER CATTLE[10] Aug-14 214.950 0.000 214.950 214.350
Sep-14 209.700 -1.550 210.000 208.650
MILK CLASS III[10] Aug-14 22.20s 0.02 --- ---
Oct-14 21.59s 0.13 --- ---
ELEC. COTTON # 2[10] Oct-14 66.49 1.17 67.64 65.64
Dec-14 65.81 0.00 66.67 65.30
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 1:02 PM CDT    *Quotes are in market time.
Delay is indicated in brackets.
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DTN Midday Grain Comments Grains Are Flat to Higher at Midday 8/21 11:31AM
Trade is higher across the board at midday but momentum is flat.
Weather
Scattered T-Storms Friday 26 minutes ago
Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected during Friday in the west and south areas of the Northern Plains and through the northwest part of the central Plains. A few showers and thundershowers are also possible over portions of the northeast and east-central Midwest Friday.
Crops
Betting on Shorter Beans Gene Discovery Could Shrink, Stabilize Northern Soybean Varieties 8/15 10:26AM
Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produces semi-determinate soybean plants, in the hopes that their smaller stature could help farmers with lodging in high-yielding environments.
Rootworm Pressure Detected Digging For Answers
Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy Take On Two Ears
Sauder's New Vision Control the Plant
Livestock
Herd Booster Supplement Boosts Operation's Conception Rates by 15% 8/18 10:28AM
In 1935, in an effort to help ranchers hit hard by the Dust Bowl, the U.S. government bought 547 head of Hereford cattle in Arizona and New Mexico, and shipped them to the Seminole reservation in Florida. While the purchase may have helped the ranchers, it didn't do the cattle any favors. Most couldn't survive on the poor-quality flatwoods forages.
Extra Layers Have a Plan to Keep Trouble Outside the Fence
Beef Checkoff Rift Continues R-CALF, Excluded From Talks, Opposes Possible Changes
Ask The Vet Remote Control For Horn Flies
Land Management
Weathering the Drought Recent Rains in Southern Plains Help Farmer Break Cycle, Boost Outlook 7/28 10:57AM
Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exceptional drought conditions. The wheat crop was a disaster this year, but at least one farmer feels he has weathered the worst of the drought conditions.
Rediscovering Grain Sorghum Corn Growers Look at Grain Sorghum in Regions Where Drought is Common
Interpretive Rule Seen as Invalid Agency Asked to Conduct Rulemaking
Do a Yield Checkup Preharvest Examinations Help Select Seed for Next Year
Farm Business
Pick Contingency Plans - 3 Weigh Insurance in the Equation 8/20 12:01PM
As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal farm support programs.
Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Farm Programs Adjusted for Payment Caps and Income Eligibility
Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
Vilsack Resists APH Update Ag Secretary Says Other Farm Bill Provisions Take Priority
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.
New Holland Dealers Are a Big Deal
Great Plains Short Disk Goes Global Great Plains Short Disk Shows Global Influence
Buyer Be Aware New Business Takes Some Risk Out of Buying Used Farm Equipment
Ag Policy
Vilsack Resists APH Update Ag Secretary Says Other Farm Bill Provisions Take Priority 8/6 5:14PM
U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack said on the eve of the six-month anniversary of the 2014 farm bill that he is proud of USDA's record on implementation, but noted that farmers will not be able to update their actual production history records until the 2016 crop year.
Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Farm Programs Adjusted for Payment Caps and Income Eligibility
Pick Contingency Plans - 1 ARC Could be Antidote for Price Crash
Pick Contingency Plans - 3 Weigh Insurance in the Equation
Farm Life
Taxlink by Andy Biebl IRS Scrutinizes Hedgers 8/18 12:31PM
What farmers consider a hedge may be speculation in the eyes of IRS -- and that significantly alters tax treatment.
Woodbury: Family Business Matters What Will You Leave Behind?
Pick Contingency Plans - 1 ARC Could be Antidote for Price Crash
View From the Cab Florida Farmer Plants Broccoli; Iowa Family Puts Up Hay
Featured Column
Kub's Den Unwrapping Profitability Scenarios 8/20 10:51AM
It's almost like Christmas morning as DTN Contributing Analyst Elaine Kub unwraps some possible profitability scenarios for corn growers based on state yield estimates reported by scouts on this week's Midwest Crop Tour.
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Ask the Vet Remote Control For Horn Flies 8/18 10:19AM
Some tips on fly control.