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Contract Month Last Chg High Low
ELEC. CORN[10] Dec-14 326'2 -4'0 331'0 326'2
ELEC. SOYBEANS[10] Nov-14 936'0 -2'2 944'4 931'0
ELEC. WHEAT[10] Dec-14 473'2 -3'4 478'4 473'0
ELEC. HRW WHEAT[10] Dec-14 557'0 -3'2 561'6 556'6
ELEC. HRS WHEAT[10] Dec-14 534'4 -2'2 537'4 534'0
LIVE CATTLE[10] Oct-14 155.125 -0.375 155.125 155.000
Dec-14 158.475 -0.175 158.500 158.250
FEEDER CATTLE[10] Sep-14 --- --- --- ---
Oct-14 --- --- --- ---
MILK CLASS III[10] Sep-14 24.55s 0.01 --- ---
Nov-14 22.35s -0.28 --- ---
ELEC. COTTON # 2[10] Oct-14 63.68 -1.18 64.85 63.50
Dec-14 63.25 0.66 63.29 62.06
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 9:25 AM CDT    *Quotes are in market time.
Delay is indicated in brackets.
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Markets
DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments Grains Mixed, Dollar Lower After Air Strikes 9/23 8:06AM
December corn was down 2 1/2 cents, November soybeans were up 1/2 cent, and December Chicago wheat was down 1/4 cent.
Weather
Most Crop Areas Dry Tuesday 9/23 5:45AM
The western Midwest and the central Plains will see some rain Tuesday, while dry conditions will prevail elsewhere.
Crops
Dodge Down Corn Scout Now for Stalk, Ear Rot in Corn 9/9 10:51AM
Conditions have been right for stalk rot and ear molds in corn in many parts of the Midwest this year, but some energetic, timely scouting can help you manage problem fields and minimize yield loss.
Trait Wars Continue Cargill Sues Syngenta
Grain Storage Pests Manage Mold, Insects in Stored Corn
Keep Your Cover Crops Legal Herbicide Labels and Cover Crops Don't Always Mix
Livestock
Cows That Last Reproduction For a Lifetime 9/22 1:51PM
If you've priced replacement heifers lately, or even just added up all the costs of raising your own, you are probably feeling a renewed appreciation for those older, productive cows in the herd.
Winter Planning Fall Calvers Hold the Line on Condition
Ag Drones Under Scrutiny Farmers Not Always Hobbyists, FAA Says
Ask The Vet Cull Breeding Stock Carefully
Land Management
Rents Resist Price Relief Big Yields Stall Cash Rent Negotiations 9/2 7:13AM
Growers in bellwether corn states expect to make money on bushels -- not price -- in 2014, farm managers contend. That's put a damper on adjusting next year's cash rents.
DTN Ag Business Benchmark Land Costs Hamper U.S. Competitiveness
Interpretive Rule Seen as Invalid House Pushes Agency on Maps; EPA Asked to Disclose Contract Details
Nutrient Reductions Seen Slow Mississippi River Basin Lags Behind in Reducing Nutrient Runoff
Farm Business
Farm Investors Welcome Stock Markets Open Door to Land Pools 9/22 12:27PM
Why own farms when you can own shares in a farmland pool? The advent of agriculture's first real estate investment trusts means small-scale investors can get a share of farmland's action for the first time.
Insure Your Revenue Guarantee Play Crop Insurance Defense
Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
Rents Resist Price Relief Big Yields Stall Cash Rent Negotiations
Equipment
Chrysler: What's New for 2015 High Centered, Red Faced and Bug Bitten 9/22 11:00AM
Here's something you don't want to do at a media event for seasoned automotive journalists from all over the world: high center a dually pickup truck during a test drive ... on an off-road trail where you are not supposed to take that kind of vehicle.
Cattle Chutes on Display at Farm Show Cattle Chutes on Display at Husker Harvest Days
To Bag or Not to Bag? Grain Bags One Option for Farmers Who Need Temporary Storage Quickly
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Ag Policy
GE Critics Range as Skeptics Groups Offer Scientific Panel a Range of Suggestions to Study Biotech Foods 9/18 4:41PM
An ad-hoc committee of 18 scientists is tasked by the National Research Council with examining the science and ramifications of biotech crops by looking at the history of genetic engineering and the potential the crops and biotech foods hold for the future. Speakers offered the committee a range of views from university professors and non-governmental experts who have battled over biotech crops for decades.
GE Crop History Revisited Researchers Talk About Food Safety, Regulations, Markets and Growing Weed Resistance
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Farm Life
Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Should I Cut My Employee Health Coverage? 9/22 10:46AM
CPA Andy Biebl helps readers wrestle with reality of health insurance costs, congressional inaction on depreciation and how to handle an equipment trade for tax purposes.
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Featured Column
Todd's Take It Gets Better (Usually) 9/23 6:25AM
A record corn yield in 2014 is bearish for prices now, but history shows a tendency for higher prices the following year.
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Ask the Vet Cull Breeding Stock Carefully 9/22 2:00PM
At what age should a cow be culled?