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Contract Month Last Chg High Low
ELEC. CORN[10] May-14 503'6 0'2 503'6 502'4
Dec-14 504'6 0'2 504'6 503'0
ELEC. SOYBEANS[10] May-14 1469'4 1'0 1470'6 1467'6
Nov-14 1227'0 -0'4 1229'2 1226'6
ELEC. WHEAT[10] May-14 675'2 -1'2 677'2 675'2
Dec-14 704'4 -1'2 706'6 704'4
ELEC. HRW WHEAT[10] May-14 744'6 -1'0 746'6 744'6
Dec-14 768'2 0'0 768'2 767'2
ELEC. HRS WHEAT[10] May-14 723'4 -0'6 723'4 723'4
Dec-14 --- --- --- ---
LIVE CATTLE[10] Apr-14 143.925s 0.225 144.000 143.150
Jun-14 135.100s 0.125 135.200 134.375
FEEDER CATTLE[10] May-14 178.625s 0.275 178.800 178.625
Aug-14 182.450s 0.175 182.600 182.125
MILK CLASS III[10] Apr-14 24.21s -0.05 --- ---
Jun-14 20.33s 0.10 --- ---
ELEC. COTTON # 2[10] May-14 92.99 0.09 92.99 92.97
Jul-14 92.62 -0.02 92.79 92.61
Wed, Apr 23, 2014 8:12 PM CDT    *Quotes are in market time.
Delay is indicated in brackets.
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DTN Closing Grain Comments Corn Gains On Planting Delays 4/23 1:50PM
July corn closed higher Wednesday with rain in the western Midwest and heavier amounts forecast for Sunday adding to planting delays. Soybeans posted their fourth consecutive lower close with concerns about China's slowing demand and wheat ended modestly higher with ongoing concerns about drought in the southwestern Plains.
Weather
More Rain Thursday for Western Midwest 4/23 1:39PM
Northern and western areas got some rain Wednesday, and Thursday will see more of the same. Areas of the Southern Plains will also see some moisture. The eastern Midwest will be mostly dry.
Crops
Is Your Burndown Working? Weather, Herbicide Resistance Challenge Weed Control 4/18 8:08AM
A cool, wet spring and the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds mean farmers should take the extra time to ensure no weeds escaped their spring burndown before planting.
Crop Tech Corner A Roundup of Crop Research and News
Rootworm Realities Can Remedies for Rootworm Resistance Make it to the Field?
When Corn Gets Cold Seed Doesn't Like Cold Drinks
Livestock
Gains on Covers Unusual Cover Crop Mix Cuts Need for Hay Production By 75% 4/21 10:59AM
It took Jerry Doan several years and a lot of trials, but the North Dakota beef producer has learned how to replace hay with cover crops for winter feed. It was time well spent. Doan said he's reducing annual feed costs by as much as $50,000.
Bloat Basics Too Much Of a Good Thing
USDA Now Requires PED Reporting Vilsack: Action Aimed at Slowing Spread of Disease While Maintaining Pig Movement
Ask the Vet IPM Approach to Fly Control
Land Management
Senators Question EPA President Told of Agency 'Land Grab' on Water Rule 4/21 10:52AM
A group of U.S. senators Wednesday told President Barack Obama that his administration has not followed the proper channel in developing the proposed Clean Water Act rule.
A Savanna Reborn Iowa Couple Restores Native Trees, Shrubs to Once Clear-Cut Land
Drought Perspectives Soil Moisture Concerns Persist in Plains
Clean Water Rule Announced EPA Proposal Would Exempt Conservation
Farm Business
Stress Test for Borrowers How Bulletproof Are Farm Finances? 4/17 9:22AM
Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major correction in land values.
I-9 Audits Under Fire Recent Report on Worksite Inspections Worries Ag Players
Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
Farm Bill Forecasting The Great ARC or PLC Debate
Equipment
Side-by-Sides and Cool Helmets 4/14 1:35PM
Side-by-side manufactures continue to roll out new machines and machine updates. Here are two more.
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Farmer Want to See New Planter Tech DTN Poll: Farmers Want to See New Planter Technology at Work
Safety Matters Don't Forget Your Helmet, Among Other Things
Ag Policy
Climate Work Ahead at USDA Ag Secretary Takes on Disputes Over Dairy, Cellulosic Ethanol Emissions 4/22 3:54PM
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about GOP complaints regarding the Obama administration's work with dairy producers to reduce methane emissions during an Earth Day forum on climate change held at Drake University. USDA also announced $6 million in grants to 10 universities to study the effects of climate change on agriculture. The universities are designated as USDA's "climate hubs" to help producers adapt to changing climate conditions.
I-9 Audits Under Fire Recent Report on Worksite Inspections Worries Ag Players
Biofuel Backers: Protect RFS NASCAR's Richard Childress Among Those Championing Higher Ethanol Blends
West Blast Victims Remembered Texas Fertilizer Plant Disaster Changes Little Nationally for AN Storage
Farm Life
Full-Circle Farming More Markets, More Buyers, More Profits 4/21 10:29AM
Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm.
Making the Grade Industry Takes Closer Look at U.S. Soybean Composition
Farm Bureau Discusses 'Big Data' Organization Explores Opportunities, Concerns Surrounding Data Collection
View From the Cab Winter Maintains Grip on Iowa; Fla. Farmer Wrapping Up Corn Planting
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The Market's Fine Print The Fox in Mrs. Obama's Garden 36 minutes ago
DTN Livestock Analyst John Harrington muses on how it would be nice to have some meat to go along with the vegetables from the first lady's garden.
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