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Seasonal Price Weakness Not Yet Evident
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Ethanol, Corn End Week Lower; Crude Oil Gives Back Thursday Gains
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DTN Closing Cotton Commentary
Cotton Nears Multi-Month April High
4/24 02:49PM
Aggies Appeal Info Release Ruling
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April Chills And Planting
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The Power of a PRE
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Corn & Soybean Plantings by May 20th

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Minding Ag's Business

Track Iowa's Field of Dreams

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April Chills And Planting

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Spot Ethanol Prices Retreat on Profit-Taking

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Harrington's Sort & Cull

Cattle Futures Catch the Bird Flu

South America Calling

Some Argentine Farmers See Brighter Days Ahead

An Urban's Rural View

A Farsighted Look at Food Labeling

Machinery Chatter

Wolverine Heads for the Mountains

Editors' Notebook

April Showers and So Forth

Contract Month Last Chg High Low
ELEC. CORN[10] May-15 364'4s -6'2 371'2 363'6
Dec-15 388'2s -6'2 395'0 387'4
ELEC. SOYBEANS[10] May-15 969'6s -8'4 981'0 966'6
Nov-15 952'4s -9'0 964'6 950'2
ELEC. WHEAT[10] May-15 486'0s -11'6 499'4 485'0
Dec-15 515'0s -12'2 527'4 514'0
ELEC. HRW WHEAT[10] May-15 502'2s -14'2 517'2 500'6
Dec-15 537'2s -14'2 552'2 536'2
ELEC. HRS WHEAT[10] May-15 535'0s -10'2 544'0 534'0
Dec-15 564'4s -10'4 575'0 564'0
LIVE CATTLE[10] Apr-15 161.175s 1.875 161.350 158.850
Jun-15 151.200s 2.175 151.575 148.500
FEEDER CATTLE[10] Apr-15 214.850s 0.575 --- ---
May-15 214.075s 2.825 214.000 214.000
MILK CLASS III[10] Apr-15 15.80s 0.00 --- ---
Jun-15 16.97s 0.02 --- ---
ELEC. COTTON # 2[10] May-15 66.50s 1.91 66.89 64.90
Jul-15 66.34s 0.89 66.59 65.20
Sat, Apr 25, 2015 1:16 PM CDT    *Quotes are in market time.
Delay is indicated in brackets.
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DTN Closing Grain Comments Grains Dive On Friday 4/24 2:09PM
All three grains closed lower Friday with mostly favorable spring weather easing early concerns. DTN's extended forecast expects drier weather for the eastern Midwest, allowing producers a chance to get into fields.
Weather
Rain Saturday in Midwest, Plains 4/24 1:47PM
Saturday will feature rain across most of the Midwest, the north-central Plains, and the Delta.
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
Featured Column
Newsom on the Market Seeing Green 4/24 9:07AM
Was Thursday's higher trade in grains (at least early) real, or imagined?
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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?