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Contract Month Last Chg High Low
ELEC. CORN[10] May-15 359'0 -0'6 360'6 356'6
Dec-15 378'2 -2'0 380'2 377'0
ELEC. SOYBEANS[10] May-15 982'2 13'6 984'0 966'6
Nov-15 950'0 9'2 952'2 938'2
ELEC. WHEAT[10] May-15 470'0 0'0 471'6 464'0
Dec-15 497'2 -3'4 500'4 492'4
ELEC. HRW WHEAT[10] May-15 494'2 1'0 494'2 490'6
Dec-15 527'6 -2'2 529'4 521'6
ELEC. HRS WHEAT[10] May-15 --- --- --- ---
Dec-15 556'6 -1'0 557'6 555'0
LIVE CATTLE[10] Jun-15 150.500 1.325 150.775 149.475
Aug-15 148.575 0.750 149.100 148.575
FEEDER CATTLE[10] May-15 --- --- --- ---
Aug-15 216.800 1.725 216.800 216.625
MILK CLASS III[10] May-15 16.26s 0.04 --- ---
Jul-15 16.53s 0.08 --- ---
ELEC. COTTON # 2[10] May-15 --- --- --- ---
Jul-15 66.24 -0.37 66.89 65.82
Mon, May 4, 2015 12:05 PM CDT    *Quotes are in market time.
Delay is indicated in brackets.
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DTN Midday Grain Comments Corn, Wheat Down at Midday 51 minutes ago
Soybeans are the leader at midday with corn and wheat slightly lower.
Weather
Rain Monday in Areas of Plains, Midwest 5/4 5:56AM
The western and central Plains and the western and central Midwest will see rain today. Northern areas and the eastern Midwest will be dryer.
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
Profit Makeover Novel Endophyte Fescue Boosts Gains, Cuts Grazing Time 4/27 1:18PM
When Curtis Schallert's 40-year-old stands of Kentucky-31 fescue petered out a few years ago, the Missouri stocker operator decided to renovate his pastures with novel endophyte fescue.
Laying Down Roots Short Duration Grazing and Native Grasses
The Market's Fine Print Love in the Air?
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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
Soil Health - 2 Is Your Soil Breathing?
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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
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
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.
Mandatory or Voluntary Runoff Rules? Panel: Nutrient Runoff Reduction Strategies Differ
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
Competing for Dollars Beef's Place in the Meat Race 4/27 2:33PM
Beef is far from a loser in the daily race for buyers at meat counters across the country. It's not exactly the big winner either. Beef, after all, is not a sprinter when it comes to markets. It's more of a long distance competitor. To see where beef is headed, you have to look at the spreads.
CDC: No Human H5N2 Cases So Far Federal Officials Unable to Rule Out Avian Flu Transmission to Humans
Klinefelter: By the Numbers Leading Indicators of the Agricultural Sector - 2
Farmer-to-Farmer-to-Farmer Kub's Den: Farmer-to-Farmer-to-Farmer
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Ask the Vet Uterine Infusion an Iffy Cure 4/27 2:28PM
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