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Contract Month Last Chg High Low
ELEC. CORN[10] Mar-15 378'6s -5'6 385'4 377'4
Dec-15 413'2s -4'2 418'6 411'6
ELEC. SOYBEANS[10] Mar-15 1011'2s -19'4 1037'2 1008'6
Nov-15 985'2s -12'2 1004'6 981'6
ELEC. WHEAT[10] Mar-15 508'0s -9'4 521'2 507'2
Dec-15 526'4s -12'0 544'2 525'6
ELEC. HRW WHEAT[10] Mar-15 521'0s -13'4 540'0 521'0
Dec-15 561'6s -12'6 581'2 562'0
ELEC. HRS WHEAT[10] Mar-15 546'2s -9'6 556'4 555'0
Dec-15 578'4s -11'6 590'2 578'4
LIVE CATTLE[10] Apr-15 153.450s 1.750 153.850 152.400
Jun-15 145.800s 1.950 145.900 144.500
FEEDER CATTLE[10] Mar-15 204.100s 2.200 204.125 203.050
Apr-15 202.125s 1.800 202.125 202.100
MILK CLASS III[10] Feb-15 15.49s 0.00 --- ---
Apr-15 15.65s -0.22 --- ---
ELEC. COTTON # 2[10] Mar-15 64.63s -0.10 64.97 64.85
May-15 64.85s -0.08 65.03 64.00
Mon, Mar 2, 2015 2:33 PM CST    *Quotes are in market time.
Delay is indicated in brackets.
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DTN Closing Grain Comments Grains Start Month Lower 36 minutes ago
All three grains started March with lower closes; double-digit losses were posted in soybeans and wheat. Traders are losing their concerns about Brazil's truck strike as the number of blocked roads declines. Helpful precipitation is headed for winter wheat areas early this week.
Weather
Mixed Precip Tuesday in E.Midwest 3/2 12:40PM
Snow, ice and rain showers Tuesday for eastern and southern Midwest. Mainly dry elsewhere
Crops
The Art of Planting - 6 Pressure to Achieve Downpressure 3/2 8:03AM
The need for consistent seeding depth focuses attention on new control systems.
Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy Too Much Salt Can Ruin the Recipe
The Art of Planting - 5 Row Cleaners Grow Up
Crop Tech Corner Sorghum Yields Get a Boost; Wheat Rust Resistance Pinpointed
Livestock
Fescue and Bull Fertility Fescue May Lower Conception Rates Two Ways 44 minutes ago
The common toxin found in some fescue varieties not only can lower conception rates in cows but may negatively affect sperm motility in bulls.
The Building of a Bull Hand-Fed, Home-Raised Bulls Meet the Mark
The Market's Fine Print Lowering the Gangplank
Ask the Vet First-Calf Heifer Keeps Coming Into Heat
Land Management
Two Sisters, One Bold Move Conservation Ethic Thrives on Century-Old Montana Ranch That Almost Never Was 2/2 1:26PM
If not for two unrelated sisters and a salt barrel, Robert Bold's family story would read a lot differently.
Down but Not Out Farmland Market Stabilizing
Sustainable Partners New Initiative Allows Farmers to Test, Compare Soil-Health Improvements
Neb. Court Slows Keystone TransCanada to Stay Eminent Domain
Farm Business
IRS Resets Clock on ACA Penalties "No Double Dipping" Still in Force 2/20 11:05AM
A retroactive IRS notice buys time for small employers to discontinue health reimbursement plans made illegal under the Affordable Care Act.
Down But Not Out Farmland Market Stabilizing
Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
Permanent Section 179 Fix House Passes Bill to Make $500,000 Equipment Write-Off Permanent
Equipment
Harvest Helper New Stripper/Baler Saves Time 2/25 3:55PM
New cotton stripper/baler can save time and labor costs.
Brace It With Wire Brace Assembly Is Key to Strong Fenceline
You Wish You Owned This
Another Headwind for Drones
Ag Policy
Seeing Red in Dietary Advice Committee Recommends Americans Eat Less Red, Processed Meats 2/19 3:49PM
As feared by the meat industry, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee's report downplays the health role of lean meat in a diet while also advising Americans to reduce eating red and processed meat, refined grains, added sugars and sodium. The report also recommended replacing solid animal fats with vegetable oils and nuts.
Base Acres Deadline Extended Ag Secretary Says USDA Will Monitor ARC-PLC Sign Up Through March 31
USDA Mum on ARC-PLC Extension Ag Secretary Monitors Farm Program Sign-Up Daily
Corn Growers Defend RFS Members of Congress Seek Repeal While EPA Dithers on Volume Requirements
Farm Life
The World Wants Our Hay Skyrocketing Demand in China, Middle East Means More US Hay Heading Overseas 2/25 3:34PM
Once considered a mostly local commodity because of bulky physical characteristics that make handling and transportation difficult, an increasing amount of U.S. hay has been moving to overseas markets during the past five years.
Mine the Data Analyzing Aggregate Crop-Production Info Helps Iowa Farmers Make Management Decisions
Will We Swallow GE Potatoes Farmers Need a Voice in GE Discussions
Flip a Coin on ARC, PLC Farm Program's Dueling Computers
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