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5/4 07:18PM
DTN Daily Basis Comments
Corn Basis Stronger; Soybean Basis Unchanged
5/4 04:39PM
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
Cattle Futures Open Week With Bullish Splash
5/4 04:17PM
DTN Closing Dairy Comments
March Income Over Feed Cost is $7.68
5/4 04:08PM
USDA Funding for Conservation
Regional Conservation Partnership Program Open for 2016 Funding
5/4 03:49PM
DTN Ag Weather Brief
5/4 03:32PM
USDA Weekly Crop Progress
Corn Planting Surges Ahead
5/4 03:32PM
DTN Closing Cotton Commentary
Cotton Futures Close Higher
5/4 03:16PM
DTN Daily Ethanol Comments
Ethanol Futures Rally on Demand Expectations
5/4 02:04PM
DTN Daily Feedstuffs Comments
Corn, Soybeans Lower Friday
5/4 02:00PM
Rain Tuesday SW Plains into Midwest
5/4 01:53PM
Seeking Certainty in Uncertain Times
Biofuels Industry Struggles for Markets in Face of RFS Delays
5/4 01:49PM
DTN Closing Grain Comments
Soybean Oil Pushes Beans Higher
Blogs
Market Matters Blog

U.S. River Levels Improving

Technically Speaking

Dec Cotton's Price Resistance

Fundamentally Speaking

USDA Soybean Yield Est. vs Planting

Ag Policy Blog

Brazil Questioning U.S. Farm Programs as Crop Prices Slide

Minding Ag's Business

End Family Silence

Ag Weather Forum

2015 Versus 2010

Ethanol Blog

Spot Ethanol Prices Higher Early Monday on Short-Covering

Production Blog

Separating Wheat From Chaff

Harrington's Sort & Cull

Fat Lady on The High Wire

South America Calling

Monsanto's Intacta Dispute in Argentina

An Urban's Rural View

Who Was The Fool At This Poker Table?

Machinery Chatter

Fastest (Production) Tractor

Editors' Notebook

Happier Than a Farmer in the Cab

Contract Month Last Chg High Low
ELEC. CORN[10] May-15 357'0 -1'6 358'0 357'0
Dec-15 376'0 -1'6 377'0 375'4
ELEC. SOYBEANS[10] May-15 981'4 -1'4 987'0 981'4
Nov-15 951'4 2'4 954'4 947'2
ELEC. WHEAT[10] May-15 469'6 0'4 469'6 468'6
Dec-15 496'4 -1'6 497'4 496'0
ELEC. HRW WHEAT[10] May-15 --- --- --- ---
Dec-15 526'4 -1'0 527'4 525'6
ELEC. HRS WHEAT[10] May-15 516'0s -4'2 --- ---
Dec-15 --- --- --- ---
LIVE CATTLE[10] Jun-15 150.725s 1.550 150.800 149.475
Aug-15 149.125s 1.300 149.150 148.575
FEEDER CATTLE[10] May-15 215.150s 1.525 215.150 215.150
Aug-15 217.325s 2.250 217.300 216.625
MILK CLASS III[10] May-15 16.38s 0.12 --- ---
Jul-15 16.94s 0.41 --- ---
ELEC. COTTON # 2[10] May-15 --- --- --- ---
Jul-15 66.56 -0.11 66.68 66.31
Tue, May 5, 2015 2:13 AM CDT    *Quotes are in market time.
Delay is indicated in brackets.
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Markets
DTN Closing Grain Comments Soybean Oil Pushes Beans Higher 5/4 1:49PM
July soybeans closed higher Monday, thanks to commercial buying in both, soybeans and soybean oil suggest possible export interest. Corn and wheat prices were modestly lower with plenty of rain in this week's forecast and many expecting to see a big boost in corn planting progress in Monday afternoon's Crop Progress report.
Weather
Rain Tuesday SW Plains into Midwest 5/4 2:00PM
Southern areas will remain dry Tuesday, while the southwestern Plains into the Midwest will see rain. Northern areas will be dry.
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.
Coming Soon: Cutworms Black Cutworms Can Overcome Traits
EU OKs High-Oleic Traits High-Oleic Beans Near Commercialization
Crop Tech Corner Scientists Find a "Natural" GMO, New Bt Protein Proves Safe
Livestock
Cattle Industry Reboot Strong Beef Market Will Hold for Cow-Calf Producers 5/4 1:11PM
Nebraska's Jay Wolf has backed off on buying expensive feeder cattle recently but said he's very optimistic about the cow/calf side of his business.
Feeder Perspective The Friends You Know
Credit Begins to Crack Early Financial Defaults Hit Farm Country
Ask the Vet Low Body Condition Normal or a Medical Issue?
Land Management
Drought Recovery Flexibility is the Only Rule 4/27 2:42PM
March auctions show cash rent shocks could mount in 2016.
Good Fences Make Good Neighbors Answers to Readers' Questions About Land Ownership Issues
Mandatory or Voluntary Runoff Rules? Panel: Nutrient Runoff Reduction Strategies Differ
Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl How Can I Persuade Landowners to Sell on Contract?
Farm Business
Credit Begins to Crack Early Financial Defaults Hit Farm Country 5/4 10:04AM
Bank regulators don't see many troubled loans yet, but machinery dealers, financial consultants and bankruptcy attorneys report farm failures are beginning.
Plugging Leaks in Prevented Planting More Reforms for Crop Insurance?
Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
UAVs Taking Flight in Ag Among Uses is Potential to Boost Efficiency for Crop Insurance Claims
Equipment
Wolverine Heads for the Mountains Yamaha Built for Rough Trails, Steep Slopes 5/4 12:32PM
The newest side-by-side from Yamaha is built for rough trails and steep slopes.
UAVs Taking Flight in Ag Among Uses is Potential to Boost Efficiency for Crop Insurance Claims
Deere: You Own Your Tractor Article on Intellectual Property Debate Raises Stir Over New Tractor Technology
Grain Entrapments Up in 2014 New Tools Help Save Lives
Ag Policy
Push to Keep Funding H5N2 Response Congressmen Call on White House to Ensure Funds Available 4/29 4:17PM
Lawmakers are worried because USDA has already received $60 million in claims to pay poultry growers for their losses out of a fund set aside of $84 million. Lawmakers want USDA to be prepared to take whatever other steps are necessary to curb the spread of the H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza.
USDA Funding for Conservation Regional Conservation Partnership Program Open for 2016 Funding
WOTUS Proposal Coming Lawmakers Continue Pushing Back Against EPA's Proposed Water Rule
Congress Prods Canada on Trade Lawmakers Want to See More Open Borders With Canada on Ag Trade
Farm Life
Woodbury: Farm Family Business Why Can't We Discuss the Future? 5/4 12:17PM
Avoidance of difficult discussions lets family business issues fester.
Seed Money for Rural America Wall Street to Fund Rural Start-Ups
Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl How Do I Exit Ag Without a Huge Tax Bill?
Profit Makeover Novel Endophyte Fescue Boosts Gains, Cuts Grazing Time
Featured Column
Gulke: Negative Price News Continues 5/4 9:22AM
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Ask the Vet Low Body Condition Normal or a Medical Issue? 5/4 1:25PM
Cows that aren't as robust as others in the herd could just be that way due to their genetics.