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7/29 06:01PM
DTN Daily Basis Comments
Soybeans Basis Down 3 Cents; Corn Basis Steady
7/29 04:28PM
DTN Closing Dairy Comments
Butter Weakness May Be Short-Lived
7/29 04:24PM
DTN Daily Ethanol Comments
Corn Lower; Ethanol Nearly Unchanged
7/29 04:15PM
Groups Want Terminal Reopened
Vancouver Port Shut Down Because of Lack of Grain Inspectors
7/29 04:14PM
Ag Policy Blog
USDA Says SCO Insurance is Ready for 2015 Crops
7/29 04:04PM
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
Lean Hog Futures Collapse Further
7/29 03:40PM
DTN Closing Cotton Commentary
Cotton Posts New Contract Low Close
7/29 03:23PM
Appeals Court Upholds Meat Labels
7/29 03:06PM
Check and Certify
Group Conducts Audits to Confirm a Farm's Safety, Environmental Stewardship
7/29 03:03PM
Rain Wed. in Southern, Western Plains
7/29 02:50PM
More Than Yield
Contests Help Soybean Growers Recognize Value of Quality
7/29 02:05PM
DTN Ag Weather Brief
Blogs
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Dread Grows as Harvest Nears

Technically Speaking

Hot Cocoa and Popped Corn

Fundamentally Speaking

MN Corn Ear/Plant Ratio

Ag Policy Blog

USDA Says SCO Insurance is Ready for 2015 Crops

Minding Ag's Business

Fat-Cat Rents Most Vulnerable

Ag Weather Forum

General Mills Climate Change Policy

Ethanol Blog

Chicago Rule 11 Ethanol Prices Creep Up on Rail Woes

Production Blog

Four-Leaf Soy Surprise

Harrington's Sort & Cull

Radically Short-Bought

South America Calling

Brazil's Soybean Market Firm

An Urban's Rural View

Walk a Mile in the Europeans' Shoes -- Or Maybe a Half-Mile

Machinery Chatter

Great Plains Short Disk Shows Global Influence

Editors' Notebook

Leapfrog to Harvest

Contract Month Last Chg High Low
ELEC. CORN[10] Sep-14 361'0 -0'4 361'4 361'0
Dec-14 370'4 -0'4 371'0 370'2
ELEC. SOYBEANS[10] Aug-14 1223'4 -3'0 1226'6 1221'4
Nov-14 1091'4 -3'4 1095'0 1089'6
ELEC. WHEAT[10] Sep-14 521'2 1'2 521'6 521'0
Dec-14 544'6 1'0 545'4 544'4
ELEC. HRW WHEAT[10] Sep-14 611'6 0'2 612'0 611'2
Dec-14 628'0 -0'2 628'2 627'4
ELEC. HRS WHEAT[10] Sep-14 610'6 0'2 610'6 610'0
Dec-14 621'0 0'2 621'0 621'0
LIVE CATTLE[10] Aug-14 158.775s -0.275 159.400 158.500
Oct-14 159.075s 0.000 159.600 158.700
FEEDER CATTLE[10] Aug-14 221.425s 1.250 221.450 221.075
Sep-14 222.450s 1.250 222.475 221.800
MILK CLASS III[10] Jul-14 21.54s 0.01 --- ---
Sep-14 21.38s 0.31 21.40 21.40
ELEC. COTTON # 2[10] Oct-14 64.44s -0.92 65.30 63.97
Dec-14 65.01s -0.87 65.99 64.60
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 7:58 PM CDT    *Quotes are in market time.
Delay is indicated in brackets.
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Markets
DTN Closing Grain Comments Grains Slide Lower 7/29 1:53PM
September Chicago wheat posted a new contract low Tuesday under pressure from winter wheat harvest and another week of high crop ratings from USDA. Corn and soybeans also closed lower with another day of pleasant summer weather easing fears about the crops.
Weather
Rain Wed. in Southern, Western Plains 7/29 3:03PM
Most crop areas of the U.S. and Canada will be dry Wednesday, but rain is expected in the western and Southern Plains. Areas of the Great Lakes will all see some showers.
Crops
The New Dicamba Change Up Spray Habits 7/16 5:16PM
At an event exhibiting the company's soon-to-arrive Dicamba-tolerant soybean trait, Monsanto representatives stressed the importance that good spraying stewardship must play in a future full of different herbicide-tolerant crops.
Rootworm Pressure Detected Digging For Answers
Crop Tech Corner Plant Defense Mechanism Discovered; Scientists Prepare for Future of Charcoal Rot
Passionate About Pollination Look Beneath the Husks
Livestock
Racing the Clock Newborn Calf Care Is Money in the Bank 7/28 10:02AM
For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four or five hours, this Missouri producer makes sure newborns are given an immunity-building bolus to head off scours and pneumonia, and lessen stress.
Farmland: Trophy or Investment? Timing of Purchase, Price Determine How Farmland Stacks Up As Investment
Zilmax Effects Disputed Study: Zilmax Causes No Adverse Effect on Cattle
Ask The Vet Implants May Decrease Heifer Fertility
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.
Land Conversion May Be Overstated Scientists Point to 'Faulty' Data in EWG Study
Under The Covers Get the Most Out of Cover Crop Seeds
Farmland: Trophy or Investment? Timing of Purchase, Price Determine How Farmland Stacks Up As Investment
Farm Business
"Easy Money Times Over" Cautious Tone for Ag Outlook 7/16 10:33AM
Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forecast, so economists and lenders are bracing for a more muted farm economy over the next 10 years or more.
Rates Too Low Too Long Bankers Say Interest Rates Need to Rise
Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
Senior Partners - 3 What Farm Widows Wished They Knew
Equipment
Hay Baling Safety Important 7/28 10:41AM
Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of the Corn Belt.
Tamping Down Dust Temporary Storage Not Counted
Great Plains Short Disk Goes Global Great Plains Short Disk Shows Global Influence
Purdue Examines Machinery Investments Purdue University Article Examines Machinery Investment, Costs
Ag Policy
Clearing the Air EPA Chief McCarthy Implores Ag for Help 7/10 4:37PM
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency wants to clarify the proposed Clean Water Act rule.
Ag Sees Clean Water Act Gap Connectivity Raised as Primary Concern
McCarthy: Dispelling 'Myths' EPA Administrator Reaches Out on Waters of the U.S. Rule
Senators Meet with McCarthy Stances Appear Unchanged as Senior GOP Senators Complain About Water Rule
Farm Life
Klinefelter: By the Numbers Big Farms Morph Even Bigger 7/28 10:11AM
Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collaborate with neighbors to compete on technology and scale.
Corn's Hidden Highways Scientist Maps Growth Pattern
Senior Partners - 3 What Farm Widows Wished They Knew
View From the Cab Florida Farmer Battles Bugs, Soy Rust; Iowa Farmers Add to Cattle Herd
Featured Column
Todd's Take How Bear Markets End 7/29 6:22AM
Here's what they don't teach you in econ class.
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Expert Advice
Ask the Vet Implants May Decrease Heifer Fertility 7/28 10:10AM
Before implanting heifers that will be bred, consult with a veterinarian to be sure fertility won't be impacted.