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4/17 02:57PM
DTN Closing Cotton Commentary
Cotton Finishes Mixed Ahead of Long Weekend
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Looking Into The Past For The Future of Farm Machinery

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Contract Month Last Chg High Low
ELEC. CORN[10] May-14 494'6s -2'6 501'2 493'0
Dec-14 496'6s -2'2 501'4 495'0
ELEC. SOYBEANS[10] May-14 1514'0s -4'6 1531'6 1504'0
Nov-14 1239'2s 2'0 1244'4 1234'4
ELEC. WHEAT[10] May-14 691'2s 3'2 701'4 686'4
Dec-14 721'0s 4'2 730'2 715'0
ELEC. HRW WHEAT[10] May-14 758'0s 3'4 772'2 752'2
Dec-14 781'0s 3'2 795'0 775'4
ELEC. HRS WHEAT[10] May-14 732'6s 6'2 744'2 725'0
Dec-14 756'6s 4'6 769'6 751'2
LIVE CATTLE[10] Apr-14 144.200s -1.550 145.000 143.800
Jun-14 134.375s -1.250 135.200 134.100
FEEDER CATTLE[10] Apr-14 178.550s -0.700 178.550 178.525
May-14 178.050s -1.850 178.650 178.050
MILK CLASS III[10] Apr-14 24.21s 0.09 --- ---
Jun-14 20.37s -0.01 20.37 20.37
ELEC. COTTON # 2[10] May-14 90.17s -0.87 91.32 90.05
Jul-14 92.34s -0.23 92.89 91.91
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 12:34 AM CDT    *Quotes are in market time.
Delay is indicated in brackets.
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Markets
DTN Closing Grain Comments Grains Mixed Ahead of Holiday Weekend 4/17 1:53PM
A late rally in soybeans trimmed losses and highlighted the idea traders don't want to be short the market, particularly ahead of a three-day holiday weekend. Corn tried to go lower, but pressure was held in check by spillover support from wheat.
Weather
Southeastern U.S. to See Rain Friday 4/17 2:51PM
Rain in the Southeast Friday, rain/snow mix in the northwest Plains and Prairies. Conditions warming in all areas.
Crops
Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy Adjust Those Adjuvants 3/28 11:48AM
With weed control becoming a bigger issue, it is important to pay attention to the adjuvants you are using.
Scout Wheat Now Cutworms Add to Winter Wheat Woes
Rootworm Realities Can Remedies for Rootworm Resistance Make it to the Field?
Corn-on-Corn Penalty Study Explains Yield Losses
Livestock
Market Mover Cattleman Roping In the Profits on Sport Cattle 4/14 10:35AM
It only takes a minute of talking with W.R. Baker to get crystal clear on the qualities he values in a cow herd. It's not the sort of thing you'd hear from the average cattleman.
Full-Circle Farming More Markets, More Buyers, More Profits
The Market's Fine Print What J.P. Morgan Learned From the Shoeshine Boy
Ask the Vet Grass Tetany Risks
Land Management
Rethink Planter Speeds Time Crunch at Planting Pushes Need for Getting Work Done Faster 3/24 9:08AM
Long-held rules about ideal planting speeds are being challenged.
A Savanna Reborn Iowa Couple Restores Native Trees, Shrubs to Once Clear-Cut Land
Drought Perspectives Soil Moisture Concerns Persist in Plains
Clean Water Rule Announced EPA Proposal Would Exempt Conservation
Farm Business
Stress Test for Borrowers How Bulletproof Are Farm Finances? 4/17 9:22AM
Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major correction in land values.
I-9 Audits Under Fire Recent Report on Worksite Inspections Worries Ag Players
Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
Farm Bill Forecasting The Great ARC or PLC Debate
Equipment
Side-by-Sides and Cool Helmets 4/14 1:35PM
Side-by-side manufactures continue to roll out new machines and machine updates. Here are two more.
Honda Pioneer 700: Arizona Test Ride Honda Pioneer 700: The Arizona Test Ride
Farmer Want to See New Planter Tech DTN Poll: Farmers Want to See New Planter Technology at Work
Two for One Planter Places Two Hybrids in Field
Ag Policy
Taking Caution on Precaution Technology Advocates Cite Challenges They Face Under Precautionary Principle 4/2 10:58AM
The National Institute for Animal Agriculture is holding its annual meeting this week in downtown Omaha with speeches and panel discussions centered on use of the precautionary principle in the U.S. and the lack of innovation already caused by the regulatory philosophy, particularly in Europe.
I-9 Audits Under Fire Recent Report on Worksite Inspections Worries Ag Players
Biofuel Backers: Protect RFS NASCAR's Richard Childress Among Those Championing Higher Ethanol Blends
West Blast Victims Remembered Texas Fertilizer Plant Disaster Changes Little Nationally for AN Storage
Farm Life
Woodbury: Family Business Matters No Heirs. No Desire. Now What? 4/14 10:03AM
Here are three strategies to consider if you lack willing and able successors.
Farm Bill Forecasting The Great ARC or PLC Debate
I-9 Audits Under Fire Recent Report on Worksite Inspections Worries Ag Players
View From the Cab Iowa, Florida Farmers Busy Applying Nitrogen to Fields
Featured Column
Kub's Den The Reality Of Brazilian Reals 4/16 10:22AM
Buying and selling grain or equipment is a balancing act of trading currencies to get the best deal that buyers and sellers can get.
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Ask the Vet Grass Tetany Risks 4/14 1:56PM
Is grass tetany risk greater in spring?