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Contract Month Last Chg High Low
ELEC. CORN[10] Sep-15 373'0 -0'2 377'4 369'2
Dec-15 383'0 -0'6 387'6 379'2
ELEC. SOYBEANS[10] Aug-15 979'4 -10'6 995'2 979'0
Nov-15 939'0 -11'0 952'4 938'0
ELEC. WHEAT[10] Sep-15 498'4 2'0 503'4 495'6
Dec-15 504'2 0'0 510'0 502'6
ELEC. HRW WHEAT[10] Sep-15 491'6 0'6 497'6 490'0
Dec-15 511'2 0'4 517'4 510'0
ELEC. HRS WHEAT[10] Sep-15 525'2 -1'4 531'4 524'6
Dec-15 542'6 -1'0 549'0 542'2
ELEC. LIVE CATTLE[10] Aug-15 145.775 0.550 146.525 145.450
Oct-15 146.150 -0.300 147.375 145.775
ELEC. FEEDER CATTLE[10] Aug-15 210.850 -0.375 212.325 210.575
Sep-15 207.975 -0.625 209.550 207.675
ELEC. CLASS III MILK[10] Jul-15 16.27 -0.02 16.28 16.27
Aug-15 16.31 -0.07 16.43 16.27
ELEC. COTTON # 2[10] Oct-15 64.30 0.64 64.34 63.41
Dec-15 64.12 0.57 64.48 63.27
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 12:33 PM CDT    *Quotes are in market time.
Delay is indicated in brackets.
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DTN Midday Grain Comments Grains Mixed at Midday 7/31 11:29AM
Mixed action is seen at midday with limited changes in the forecasts.
Weather
Most Crop Areas Dry Friday 7/31 6:02AM
Rain Friday for areas of the western Midwest, also in the Southern Plains and Texas Panhandle. Dry elsewhere.
Crops
Enlist Cotton Approved Dow Waits on EPA Approval of Herbicide 7/23 3:24PM
USDA has made its final decision to deregulate Dow AgroScience's Enlist cotton trait, which means all Enlist crops have been approved domestically. Now the company is only awaiting EPA approval to use its Enlist Duo herbicide in cotton.
Bollworm Invades U.S. Aggressive Invasive Caterpillar Found in Florida
Cover Crops in Demand Late-Summer Surge Possible
Get a Handle on SDS Disease Could Strike Fields Again
Livestock
Market Moves Preconditioning In An Up Market 7/27 12:48PM
Weaning and preconditioning top the list of aggravating and expensive chores for most ranchers. Calves break down fences, they need high-quality feed, and, even with all the extra work, they can still get sick and die from the stress. So why are so many producers still committed to preconditioning?
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Ask the Vet Umbilical Hernias in Calves
Land Management
PNW Ag Hit by Historic Drought Drought Affecting Crops, Livestock in Pacific Northwest 7/20 8:55AM
In addition to problems with the Northwestern wheat crop, cattle are also being adversely affected by a historic drought.
Conservation Compliance High USDA Reports High Percentage of Producers Filed Paperwork on Time
Cover Crops in Demand Late-Summer Surge Possible
Covering Up Consider Cover Crops for Prevented Planting Acres
Farm Business
Senior Partners - 4 Why Seller Financing Fits the Bill 7/30 10:00AM
Except for family sales, seller financing virtually vanished after the farm crisis of the 1980s when farmland values burst and many buyers walked away from their contracts, returning title to the original owners. Now even arm's length installment sales should become more popular due to recent tax law changes and the current interest rate environment.
Multi-Year Losses Spur Concern Grain Losses Mitigated But Not Erased
Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
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Equipment
Ask The Mechanic "Regen Cycle" Routine 7/6 1:42PM
Ask the Mechanic answers the question about how VW and German engineering was able to get by without using all of the emission-standards diesel truck and tractors have and other interesting questions.
Preventing Hearing Loss in Ag Hearing Loss in Agriculture Can Be Prevented
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Ag Policy
RFS Deadline Nears Move to Expand Biodiesel Questioned 7/27 2:35PM
With the deadline to file comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes to strike at midnight, oil, ethanol and agriculture industry groups make their cases.
Two COOL Bills Introduced in Senate One Bill Would Repeal COOL, Other Would Establish Voluntary Labeling
No Senate Biotech Bill Until Fall Several Ag Groups Praise House Passage of Biotech Labeling Bill
States Want WOTUS Delayed Lawmakers Question Corps Involvement
Farm Life
Woodbury: Farm Family Business Three Benefits of Family Business Communication 7/27 11:39AM
Agendas don't always lead to immediate decisions, but can still cement your family unity.
Multi-Year Losses Spur Concern Grain Losses Mitigated But Not Erased
A Tough Country
Senate Panel OKs Tax-Extenders Bill Section 179 Would Receive Two-Year Extension
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Newsom on the Market The Sinking of the Pollyanna 7/31 6:36AM
This past week's activity has taken some of the grain market optimism to the bottom, like a ship swamped by large waves.
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Ask the Vet New Name for Pasteurella 7/13 12:52PM
The vet says my calf had Mannheimia. What is that?