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DTN Closing Dairy Comments
July Federal Order Prices Increase
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DTN Daily Ethanol Comments
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7/30 03:50PM
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Meat Futures Swing Hard in Opposite Directions
7/30 03:38PM
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DTN Closing Cotton Commentary
Cotton Falls to Another New Contract Low
7/30 02:31PM
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7/30 01:56PM
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7/30 01:54PM
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DTN Closing Grain Comments
Grains Mixed, Nigeria Buys Wheat
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DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends
All Retail Fertilizers Lower Again
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New Crop Soybean Meal Sales

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USDA Says SCO Insurance is Ready for 2015 Crops

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Fat-Cat Rents Most Vulnerable

Ag Weather Forum

General Mills Climate Change Policy

Ethanol Blog

Spot Ethanol Prices Weaken as Stocks Soar

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-14 361'6s 0'2 364'2 357'6
Dec-14 371'4s 0'4 374'0 367'0
ELEC. SOYBEANS[10] Aug-14 1220'4s -6'0 1235'6 1215'0
Nov-14 1081'2s -13'6 1098'2 1076'4
ELEC. WHEAT[10] Sep-14 527'2s 7'2 529'0 519'6
Dec-14 549'4s 5'6 552'2 542'6
ELEC. HRW WHEAT[10] Sep-14 617'0s 5'4 620'0 611'0
Dec-14 632'2s 4'0 635'6 627'0
ELEC. HRS WHEAT[10] Sep-14 612'6s 2'2 617'6 609'6
Dec-14 623'0s 2'2 628'0 620'6
LIVE CATTLE[10] Aug-14 159.850s 1.075 160.050 159.450
Oct-14 159.925s 0.850 160.150 159.500
FEEDER CATTLE[10] Aug-14 223.025s 1.600 223.050 223.025
Sep-14 224.200s 1.750 224.225 224.200
MILK CLASS III[10] Aug-14 21.38s -0.24 21.35 21.35
Oct-14 20.41s -0.05 --- ---
ELEC. COTTON # 2[10] Oct-14 63.34s -1.10 64.76 63.07
Dec-14 64.00s -1.01 65.25 63.76
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 6:19 PM CDT    *Quotes are in market time.
Delay is indicated in brackets.
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DTN Closing Grain Comments Grains Mixed, Nigeria Buys Wheat 7/30 1:48PM
Corn and wheat held on to positive gains Wednesday while November soybeans fell lower, but all three remain at the lower end of this year's trading ranges. USDA's news that Nigeria bought 7.6 million bushels of U.S. wheat helped to spark early commercial buying that kept wheat prices up until the end of the session.
Weather
Rain in Southern Plains Thursday 7/30 2:31PM
During Thursday, the Southern Plains rain will work east toward the Delta. Dry conditions will prevail elsewhere.
Crops
Prepping for a Pest New Guidelines for an Old World Pest 7/30 8:56AM
USDA has released a new set of pest response guidelines for Helicoverpa armigera, the voracious global agricultural pest that invaded Brazil last year.
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 Sees Strong Corn Yields
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Most of the cosmic investors now long feeder cattle and short lean hogs are betting with Hubble, one way or the other, that the livestock universe is expanding.
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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.