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Contract Month Last Chg High Low
ELEC. CORN[10] May-15 362'4 -2'0 365'2 361'0
Dec-15 384'2 -4'0 388'2 383'4
ELEC. SOYBEANS[10] May-15 974'2 4'4 979'0 965'0
Nov-15 954'2 1'6 959'6 947'0
ELEC. WHEAT[10] May-15 473'0 -13'0 488'0 473'0
Dec-15 503'2 -11'6 516'2 503'2
ELEC. HRW WHEAT[10] May-15 494'2 -8'0 505'4 493'2
Dec-15 529'4 -7'6 540'0 528'6
ELEC. HRS WHEAT[10] May-15 527'6 -7'2 535'6 525'0
Dec-15 560'0 -4'4 564'6 558'6
LIVE CATTLE[10] Apr-15 160.150 -1.025 160.400 160.100
Jun-15 150.350 -0.850 150.900 149.900
FEEDER CATTLE[10] Apr-15 --- --- --- ---
May-15 --- --- --- ---
MILK CLASS III[10] Apr-15 15.80s 0.00 --- ---
Jun-15 16.97s 0.02 --- ---
ELEC. COTTON # 2[10] May-15 66.71 0.21 67.60 66.71
Jul-15 66.85 0.51 67.50 66.34
Mon, Apr 27, 2015 12:04 PM CDT    *Quotes are in market time.
Delay is indicated in brackets.
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DTN Midday Grain Comments Grains Mixed at Midday 4/27 10:55AM
Corn and wheat are lower at midday, while soybeans cling to some small gains.
Weather
Dry in Midwest Monday 4/27 5:53AM
Areas of the southwestern Plains, Texas Panhandle, and the Texas-Louisiana coast will see rain today. Some light rain in Prairies and northwestern Plains. Mostly dry elsewhere.
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
The Hunt for a Pest U.S. Ramps Up Bollworm Detection Efforts
Livestock
Competing for Dollars Beef's Place in the Meat Race 4/20 11:01AM
Beef has some catching up to do, but there is opportunity ahead.
H5N2's Murky Market Impacts Corn, Retail Beef Sales Could be Caught in Tailwind
Groups File New Suit on CAFOs Environmentalists Question EPA Emissions Reporting Exemption
Ask the Vet Answers for Anaplasmosis
Land Management
$3 Corn Subdues Bids Midwest Renters Send an SOS 3/30 12:11PM
March auctions show cash rent shocks could mount in 2016.
Good Fences Make Good Neighbors Answers to Readers' Questions About Land Ownership Issues
Soil Health - 2 Is Your Soil Breathing?
Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl How Can I Persuade Landowners to Sell on Contract?
Farm Business
Iowa's Field of Dreams Real-Time Land Index Launched on DTN 4/22 1:08PM
Current Iowa land values are running about 16% below peak 2013 levels. That's according to a real-time index of the state's actual land sales that will be updated on a weekly basis for DTN readers.
$3 Corn Subdues Bids Midwest Renters Send an SOS
Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
UAVs Taking Flight in Ag Among Uses is Potential to Boost Efficiency for Crop Insurance Claims
Equipment
UAVs Taking Flight in Ag Among Uses is Potential to Boost Efficiency for Crop Insurance Claims 4/23 10:32AM
The FAA this month began accelerating its exemption approvals for companies testing the skies with drone technology. About one in every six or seven business approvals cites agricultural survey practices as the company's main purpose for wanting to use drones.
IronPlanet Adds More Iron IronPlanet Merges With Cat Auction Service
Deere: You Own Your Tractor Article on Intellectual Property Debate Raises Stir Over New Tractor Technology
Remove Barriers by Building Big-Bin System Reduces Harvest Hurdles, Adds Value to Crops
Ag Policy
UAVs Taking Flight in Ag Among Uses is Potential to Boost Efficiency for Crop Insurance Claims 4/23 10:30AM
The FAA this month began accelerating its exemption approvals for companies testing the skies with drone technology. About one in every six or seven business approvals cites agricultural survey practices as the company's main purpose for wanting to use drones.
Raisin Farmers Battle USDA Supreme Court Case Challenges Federal Marketing Orders
EU Advances Biotech Opt-Out U.S. Officials Criticize Plans That Could Lead to Biotech Bans in EU Countries
Farmers Can Lead on Climate Ag Secretary Rolls Out Aggressive Effort for Agriculture to Reduce Carbon Emissions
Farm Life
West, Texas: 2 Years Later - 1 Texas Works to Secure Ammonium Nitrate, Fix Issues Related to Tragedy 4/20 12:17PM
Two years after the ammonium nitrate explosion at West Fertilizer Co. in West, Texas, state officials and lawmakers continue to work to keep the memory of the victims alive. Meanwhile, key pieces of legislation are being worked on to fix many of the issues coming to light since the West tragedy.
West, Texas: 2 Years Later - 2 Fertilizer Industry Moves Toward More Storage, Handling Rules
Klinefelter: By the Numbers Leading Indicators of the Agricultural Sector - 1
Farmer-to-Farmer-to-Farmer Kub's Den: Farmer-to-Farmer-to-Farmer
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Ask the Vet Answers for Anaplasmosis 4/20 11:16AM
The vet says my cow has anaplaz, which I've never heard of before. What is it?