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The Building of a Bull
Hand-Fed, Home-Raised Bulls Meet the Mark
3/6 04:05PM
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
Cattle Futures Close Week With Solid Gains
3/6 03:55PM
DTN Closing Dairy Comments
Cheese Production Increases
3/6 03:48PM
DTN Daily Ethanol Comments
Ethanol, Corn End the Week Lower; Oil Closes Below $50
3/6 03:39PM
Let's Keep Perspective On El Nino
3/6 03:22PM
DTN Closing Cotton Commentary
Cotton Posts Lowest Weekly Close Since Feb. 6
3/6 02:47PM
Countries Ban Minnesota Poultry
H5N2 Bird Flu Find in Minnesota Commercial Operation Rattles Trading Partners
3/6 02:15PM
March Storm Brings Field Work Delay
Eastern Corn Belt Field Work May Be One Month Late
3/6 01:56PM
DTN Closing Grain Comments
Higher U.S. Dollar Sends Commodities Lower
3/6 01:36PM
Ethanol Blog
3/6 01:28PM
Mixed Precip over Great Lakes Saturday
3/6 01:00PM
DTN Ag Weather Brief
Blogs
Market Matters Blog

Great Lakes Nearly 88% Covered in Ice

Technically Speaking

Cotton: Long-term Bullish Signals

Fundamentally Speaking

5, 15 and 25 year acreage trends for corn

Ag Policy Blog

Ag Groups Ask GOP Candidates to Check Out Green Power

Minding Ag's Business

Bring Down the Shout in Family Conflict

Ag Weather Forum

Let's Keep Perspective On El Nino

Ethanol Blog

Spot Ethanol Prices Drop on Supply, Brazilian Currency Woes

Production Blog

Planting is a Precise Art

Harrington's Sort & Cull

Western

South America Calling

Blockades, Weak Real Dictate Brazil Soy Market

An Urban's Rural View

Statistics We Love To Argue About

Machinery Chatter

Cut Hay Waste With Bale Feeders

Editors' Notebook

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Contract Month Last Chg High Low
ELEC. CORN[10] Mar-15 379'2s -3'4 382'4 376'4
Dec-15 410'6s -3'2 413'0 408'2
ELEC. SOYBEANS[10] Mar-15 979'2s 0'0 980'6 971'0
Nov-15 965'2s -0'6 968'0 957'4
ELEC. WHEAT[10] Mar-15 485'6s 4'4 489'0 482'2
Dec-15 510'2s -4'6 516'0 509'2
ELEC. HRW WHEAT[10] Mar-15 520'6s 6'6 521'6 514'2
Dec-15 556'0s 2'4 558'6 552'0
ELEC. HRS WHEAT[10] Mar-15 542'0s -5'0 548'4 538'0
Dec-15 579'4s -1'2 583'2 578'0
LIVE CATTLE[10] Apr-15 154.650s 1.375 154.700 152.800
Jun-15 147.100s 1.075 147.250 145.500
FEEDER CATTLE[10] Mar-15 209.725s 3.150 209.625 206.975
Apr-15 208.575s 3.200 208.550 205.825
MILK CLASS III[10] Mar-15 15.42s -0.03 --- ---
May-15 15.50s -0.01 --- ---
ELEC. COTTON # 2[10] Mar-15 62.95s -0.26 62.84 62.11
May-15 62.97s -0.26 63.29 62.50
Fri, Mar 6, 2015 6:03 PM CST    *Quotes are in market time.
Delay is indicated in brackets.
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Markets
DTN Closing Grain Comments Higher U.S. Dollar Sends Commodities Lower 3/6 1:56PM
Corn and soybeans, like most commodities, closed lower Friday, hit with a new 11-year high in the U.S. dollar index after a bullish jobs report from the Labor Department. Surprisingly, May Chicago wheat finished modestly higher with commercial support following Thursday's new contract low.
Weather
Mixed Precip over Great Lakes Saturday 3/6 1:28PM
The weekend will start mostly dry for crop areas with only light precipitation Saturday for the Great Lakes area. Sunday will see rain and snow in the northern Midwest and rain in Texas.
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 - 8 Best Buy
When Grain Heats Up Time to Monitor Stored Grain Temps
Livestock
Fescue and Bull Fertility Fescue May Lower Conception Rates Two Ways 3/2 1:49PM
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
Soil Health - 2 Is Your Soil Breathing? 3/6 12:10PM
Dan Davidson looks at how to measure the horsepower of your soil with the Solvita soil respiration test.
Soil Health - 1 Why Soil Is in the Spotlight
Field Filters Six Ideas to Help Treat Tile Water Before It Leaves the Farm
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
The Art of Planting - 8 Best Buy
Feeding Hay Cut Hay Waste With Bale Feeders
Ag Policy
E-Verify Could Apply to Farms House Judiciary Approves Employer Mandate Ag Leaders Oppose 3/3 4:54PM
The House Judiciary Committee is considering a bill that would require every employer in the country to use the E-Verify system to check whether a potential employee is in the United States legally. The Agriculture Workforce Coalition opposes the bill.
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
Woodbury: Farm Family Business How to Build Your Farm's Talent Pipeline 3/6 12:32PM
Author Noel Tichy's guidance on training your successor applies to both farms and the Fortune 500.
Mine the Data Analyzing Aggregate Crop-Production Info Helps Iowa Farmers Make Management Decisions
Former NFL Player Talks Ag Now a Farmer, Brown Donates Food, Gets Others to Help Work Land
The Many Faces of Success Virginia Farmer Turns $300-a-Month Subsistence Farm Into $2-Million-a-Year Organic Business
Featured Column
Newsom on the Market The Little Voice 3/6 6:08AM
We all have little voices inside our heads. Sometimes we listen, sometimes we don't.
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Expert Advice
Ask the Vet First-Calf Heifer Keeps Coming Into Heat 3/2 2:16PM
Why does my first-calf heifer keep coming into heat?