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DTN Daily Basis Comments
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4/20 05:16PM
H5N2 Hits Large Iowa Farm
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4/20 04:28PM
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
Cattle Complex Starts Week With Bearish Implosion
4/20 04:16PM
DTN Daily Ethanol Comments
Ethanol Higher, Corn Lower to Start Week
4/20 04:04PM
DTN Closing Dairy Comments
Milk Futures Post Strong Close
4/20 03:37PM
USDA Weekly Crop Progress
Weekly Numbers Neutral for Corn
4/20 02:46PM
DTN Closing Cotton Commentary
Cotton Settles Mixed as July Posts Small Gain
4/20 02:17PM
Mostly Dry Tuesday Ahead
4/20 01:43PM
DTN Closing Grain Comments
Soybeans, Wheat Finish Higher
4/20 01:08PM
Groups File New Suit on CAFOs
Environmentalists Question EPA Emissions Reporting Exemption
4/20 01:06PM
H5N2's Murky Market Impacts
Corn, Retail Beef Sales Could be Caught in Tailwind
4/20 01:02PM
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Grain Shipping Season Begins in Duluth-Superior

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Channeling July Soybeans

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Accuracy of USDA Initial Ending Stocks Estimates

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Looking Differently at Rural America and Climate Change

Minding Ag's Business

Beware False Hopes on Estate Taxes

Ag Weather Forum

U.S. Corn Yields Projected Above Trend Line With El Nino Onset

Ethanol Blog

Argo, PNW Spot Ethanol Prices Nudge Higher in Thin Trade

Production Blog

My Own Personal Bee-Gate

Harrington's Sort & Cull

Cattle Futures Catch the Bird Flu

South America Calling

Some Argentine Farmers See Brighter Days Ahead

An Urban's Rural View

A Farsighted Look at Food Labeling

Machinery Chatter

Tractor Sets a New World Record

Editors' Notebook

April Showers and So Forth

Contract Month Last Chg High Low
ELEC. CORN[10] May-15 375'0 -3'0 377'0 375'0
Dec-15 398'2 -3'0 400'4 398'2
ELEC. SOYBEANS[10] May-15 975'4 -2'0 977'0 974'2
Nov-15 956'6 -1'4 959'6 955'2
ELEC. WHEAT[10] May-15 495'4 -3'2 499'0 495'0
Dec-15 519'0 -3'0 521'6 518'4
ELEC. HRW WHEAT[10] May-15 509'2 -3'2 514'4 509'2
Dec-15 544'0 -2'6 546'4 543'4
ELEC. HRS WHEAT[10] May-15 539'0 0'0 539'4 536'0
Dec-15 571'0 -2'4 573'6 570'6
LIVE CATTLE[10] Apr-15 155.350s -2.450 155.600 155.200
Jun-15 145.875s -3.125 148.100 145.600
FEEDER CATTLE[10] Apr-15 211.825s -1.175 211.900 211.900
May-15 205.150s -3.375 205.100 205.075
MILK CLASS III[10] Apr-15 15.84s 0.04 --- ---
Jun-15 16.32s 0.32 --- ---
ELEC. COTTON # 2[10] May-15 62.87 -0.17 63.11 62.84
Jul-15 63.26 -0.13 63.48 63.10
Tue, Apr 21, 2015 4:48 AM CDT    *Quotes are in market time.
Delay is indicated in brackets.
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Markets
DTN Closing Grain Comments Soybeans, Wheat Finish Higher 4/20 1:43PM
May soybeans closed higher Monday, supported by commercial buying and news that China cut its reserve requirement for banks by one percentage point. May Chicago wheat finished higher with increased commercial interest for prices near their contract low, even after weekend rains covered much of the southwestern Plains.
Weather
Mostly Dry Tuesday Ahead 4/20 2:17PM
Tuesday will generally be dry except for a few showers in the southwestern Plains and light snow in the northern Great Lakes.
Crops
Crop Tech Corner Speeding Up SCN Tests, Playing with Pollination 4/20 9:19AM
In this week's Crop Tech Corner, a new, faster method of testing soybean cyst nematode samples is under construction, researchers find a gene that could turn more plants into self-pollinators, and scientists produce a map of wheat's many genetic variations.
Spring Weed Race Rains Bring On Winter Annuals
Treated Seed Still Reigns Company Policies, Farmers Still Favor Neonics
The Hunt for a Pest U.S. Ramps Up Bollworm Detection Efforts
Livestock
Competing for Dollars Beef's Place in the Meat Race 4/20 11:01AM
Beef has some catching up to do, but there is opportunity ahead.
H5N2's Murky Market Impacts Corn, Retail Beef Sales Could be Caught in Tailwind
Groups File New Suit on CAFOs Environmentalists Question EPA Emissions Reporting Exemption
Ask the Vet Answers for Anaplasmosis
Land Management
$3 Corn Subdues Bids Midwest Renters Send an SOS 3/30 12:11PM
March auctions show cash rent shocks could mount in 2016.
Good Fences Make Good Neighbors Answers to Readers' Questions About Land Ownership Issues
Soil Health - 2 Is Your Soil Breathing?
Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl How Can I Persuade Landowners to Sell on Contract?
Farm Business
Senior Partners - 1 A Will to Save Main Street 3/27 7:39AM
Think how rural communities could rejuvenate if farmland rents stayed local rather than flowing to out-of-state heirs. That's why some farmland owners want their hometowns to inherit at least part of their land.
$3 Corn Subdues Bids Midwest Renters Send an SOS
Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
Senior Partners - 2 Reward Your Hometown Team
Equipment
Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Spare Us From IRS Repair Regulations 3/23 2:04PM
Readers pose tax questions on how to justify repairs, handle capital gains on a residence and compliance on the Affordable Care Act.
IronPlanet Adds More Iron IronPlanet Merges With Cat Auction Service
A Possible Tier 5 Could Be Win, Win Best Buy
Remove Barriers by Building Big-Bin System Reduces Harvest Hurdles, Adds Value to Crops
Ag Policy
Nutrients Ruling District Court Found in Error in Mississippi River Case 4/8 4:23PM
A federal appeals court Tuesday ruled that a lower court could not order EPA to make a decision on whether states in the Mississippi River basin had to set numeric standards to reduce nutrients runoff. The ruling is a win for farmers and state regulators in 31 states that make up the Mississippi River watershed.
EU Could Alter Biotech Trade Proposal Calls for Allowing 28 EU Countries to Opt Out of EU Trade Rules
Congress Closer to Trade Bill Senate Finance Committee Leaders Introduce Trade Promotion Authority Bill
USDA Extends ARC-PLC Deadline Producers Now Have Until April 7 to Choose Between Commodity Programs
Farm Life
West, Texas: 2 Years Later - 1 Texas Works to Secure Ammonium Nitrate, Fix Issues Related to Tragedy 4/20 12:17PM
Two years after the ammonium nitrate explosion at West Fertilizer Co. in West, Texas, state officials and lawmakers continue to work to keep the memory of the victims alive. Meanwhile, key pieces of legislation are being worked on to fix many of the issues coming to light since the West tragedy.
West, Texas: 2 Years Later - 2 Fertilizer Industry Moves Toward More Storage, Handling Rules
Klinefelter: By the Numbers Leading Indicators of the Agricultural Sector - 1
Farmer-to-Farmer-to-Farmer Kub's Den: Farmer-to-Farmer-to-Farmer
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Ask the Vet Answers for Anaplasmosis 4/20 11:16AM
The vet says my cow has anaplaz, which I've never heard of before. What is it?