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4/27 04:59PM
DTN Daily Ethanol Comments
Ethanol Futures Stabilize Monday
4/27 04:48PM
Iowa Announces More H5N2 Cases
Another 5.5 Million Layers Presumed Positive
4/27 04:45PM
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
Cattle Futures Pull Back in Week's Opening Round
4/27 04:17PM
DTN Closing Dairy Comments
Manufacturing Plants Running at Capacity
4/27 03:33PM
USDA Weekly Crop Progress
Corn Planters Start to Really Roll
4/27 02:43PM
DTN Closing Cotton Commentary
Cotton Slips After Hitting New July High
4/27 02:42PM
Drought Recovery
Flexibility is the Only Rule
4/27 02:39PM
Klinefelter: By the Numbers
Leading Indicators of the Agricultural Sector - 2
4/27 02:36PM
CDC: No Human H5N2 Cases So Far
Federal Officials Unable to Rule Out Avian Flu Transmission to Humans
4/27 02:33PM
Competing for Dollars
Beef's Place in the Meat Race
4/27 02:28PM
Ask the Vet
Uterine Infusion an Iffy Cure
4/27 01:52PM
Deere: You Own Your Tractor
Article on Intellectual Property Debate Raises Stir Over New Tractor Technology
Blogs
Market Matters Blog

Better Weather, Lower Grain and Oil Prices, More Power Help Railroads Improve Service

Technically Speaking

Weekly Analysis: Grain Markets

Fundamentally Speaking

Corn & Soybean Plantings by May 20th

Ag Policy Blog

The EU is Endlessly Unpredictable on Biotechnology

Minding Ag's Business

Track Iowa's Field of Dreams

Ag Weather Forum

April Chills And Planting

Ethanol Blog

Spot Ethanol Prices Track Corn Futures Lower

Production Blog

Watching Wheat

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

Who Was The Fool At This Poker Table?

Machinery Chatter

Wolverine Heads for the Mountains

Editors' Notebook

April Showers and So Forth

Contract Month Last Chg High Low
ELEC. CORN[10] May-15 360'0 -0'6 360'6 359'6
Dec-15 382'4 -0'6 383'0 382'0
ELEC. SOYBEANS[10] May-15 976'6 3'6 978'0 972'0
Nov-15 954'6 2'6 956'4 951'0
ELEC. WHEAT[10] May-15 471'4 1'2 473'2 471'2
Dec-15 500'4 0'2 502'0 500'4
ELEC. HRW WHEAT[10] May-15 494'2 3'4 494'6 492'4
Dec-15 529'2 2'6 530'4 529'2
ELEC. HRS WHEAT[10] May-15 526'2 1'6 528'4 526'2
Dec-15 560'2 2'6 560'2 559'4
LIVE CATTLE[10] Apr-15 160.475s -0.700 160.650 160.100
Jun-15 150.275s -0.925 150.900 149.900
FEEDER CATTLE[10] Apr-15 214.900s 0.050 --- ---
May-15 211.400s -2.675 211.450 211.450
MILK CLASS III[10] Apr-15 15.80s 0.00 --- ---
Jun-15 16.81s -0.16 --- ---
ELEC. COTTON # 2[10] May-15 --- --- --- ---
Jul-15 65.76 -0.47 66.37 65.63
Tue, Apr 28, 2015 12:18 AM CDT    *Quotes are in market time.
Delay is indicated in brackets.
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Markets
DTN Closing Grain Comments Rain Sends Wheat to New Low 4/27 1:51PM
The July contract for all three wheats posted new contract lows Monday, pressured by beneficial rains over the worst drought areas of the southwestern Plains. July corn was also lower with expectations for better planting weather this week while soybeans hung on to a modest gain.
Weather
Mostly Dry in Midwest, N.Plains Tuesday 4/27 12:33PM
The pattern will be generally dry, allowing for good planting progress in the Midwest through the northern and central Plains along with the Southeast.
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
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?
Ask the Vet Uterine Infusions an Iffy Cure
Land Management
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?
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.
Mandatory or Voluntary Runoff Rules? Panel: Nutrient Runoff Reduction Strategies Differ
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
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
Can I cure my cow's uterine infection with an infusion?