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Contract Month Last Chg High Low
ELEC. CORN[10] Sep-14 361'6s 5'6 362'0 354'6
Dec-14 369'2s 4'2 370'0 363'4
ELEC. SOYBEANS[10] Sep-14 1073'6s -12'0 1123'0 1068'6
Nov-14 1028'6s 5'0 1033'2 1021'0
ELEC. WHEAT[10] Sep-14 556'4s 9'2 564'4 545'0
Dec-14 571'6s 9'4 579'2 559'0
ELEC. HRW WHEAT[10] Sep-14 635'0s 7'0 645'0 626'0
Dec-14 644'6s 6'6 654'0 634'0
ELEC. HRS WHEAT[10] Sep-14 612'0s 1'6 629'0 608'4
Dec-14 632'0s 5'2 642'4 623'6
LIVE CATTLE[10] Aug-14 154.650s 1.450 155.000 153.950
Oct-14 150.100s 2.275 150.800 148.450
FEEDER CATTLE[10] Aug-14 218.525s 0.375 218.525 218.225
Sep-14 217.150s 2.675 217.150 215.950
MILK CLASS III[10] Aug-14 22.24s -0.02 --- ---
Oct-14 22.78s -0.27 --- ---
ELEC. COTTON # 2[10] Oct-14 67.14s -1.16 68.44 66.58
Dec-14 66.58s -0.88 67.44 66.12
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 6:15 PM CDT    *Quotes are in market time.
Delay is indicated in brackets.
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DTN Closing Grain Comments Wheat Higher As Russia Expands Military Presence 8/28 1:48PM
December Chicago wheat closed higher as CNN and other sources reported that up to 1,000 Russian troops with tanks and heavy weapons have moved into southeastern Ukraine. Corn and soybeans also finished higher with moderate to heavy rain soaking fields in Nebraska and Iowa, causing flooding in some areas.
Weather
Rain in Midwest Again Friday 8/28 1:32PM
Friday will be another rainy day from the Southern Plains north to the Great Lakes, with flood potential again in the western Midwest.
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.
Chasing Rootworms High-Flying Beetles Prove a Mobile Pest
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Livestock
Super Food The King of Cattle Forages 8/25 11:03AM
Silage has never gone out of fashion in Bath County, Kentucky, even when the lure of $6- to $8-per-bushel grain made many producers forget about chopping corn. This season, with grain prices down and beef at historically high levels, is a good time to give corn silage a second look.
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Checkoff Conflict More Walk Outs on Beef Talks
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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
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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
Rents Resist Price Relief Big Yields Stall Cash Rent Negotiations
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
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Ag Policy
AFBF Appeal Reversal Sought in Chesapeake Ruling 8/22 11:30AM
The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's September 2013 decision that EPA can set "pollution diets" in Chesapeake Bay.
Mapping the CWA Ag Groups, House to Show Act's Reach
Iowa: Stressing Water Quality Ag Groups Form Alliance to Champion State Nutrient Strategy
USDA Readies Dairy Program Sign-up for New Dairy Margin Protection Program Begins Tuesday
Farm Life
Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Farm Programs Adjusted for Payment Caps and Income Eligibility 8/25 12:40PM
Commodity payments are largely capped at $125,000 per person. People must also report under $900,000 adjusted gross income annually to stay eligible for farm programs.
Pick Contingency Plans - 3 Weigh Insurance in the Equation
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