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ELEC. CORN[10] Sep-14 366'4 4'2 367'0 361'2
Dec-14 373'0 4'0 373'0 368'0
ELEC. SOYBEANS[10] Sep-14 1160'2 24'0 1166'0 1137'0
Nov-14 1043'6 5'4 1047'6 1037'6
ELEC. WHEAT[10] Sep-14 559'6 13'4 562'4 545'4
Dec-14 569'0 13'4 570'4 555'0
ELEC. HRW WHEAT[10] Sep-14 636'6 14'6 639'0 621'2
Dec-14 646'6 14'4 648'4 631'4
ELEC. HRS WHEAT[10] Sep-14 630'4 14'6 632'0 615'4
Dec-14 638'4 15'4 640'0 623'0
LIVE CATTLE[10] Aug-14 --- --- 150.700 149.775
Oct-14 146.700 1.150 146.800 146.150
FEEDER CATTLE[10] Aug-14 215.700 0.500 215.900 215.500
Sep-14 --- --- --- ---
MILK CLASS III[10] Aug-14 22.23s 0.03 --- ---
Oct-14 22.34s 0.75 --- ---
ELEC. COTTON # 2[10] Oct-14 67.25 0.75 67.50 66.55
Dec-14 66.28 0.36 66.29 65.39
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 12:38 PM CDT    *Quotes are in market time.
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DTN Midday Grain Comments Grains Mostly Higher at Midday 8/22 11:20AM
Trade is higher across the board at midday but working below the early highs.
Weather
N.Plains, Midwest to See Weekend Rain 1 minute ago
Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected this weekend in the northwest Midwest, Northern Plains and into the Canadian Prairies. Central areas of the Midwest and Plains may get some light rains, while other crop areas are expected dry.
Crops
Betting on Shorter Beans Gene Discovery Could Shrink, Stabilize Northern Soybean Varieties 8/15 10:26AM
Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produces semi-determinate soybean plants, in the hopes that their smaller stature could help farmers with lodging in high-yielding environments.
Chasing Rootworms High-Flying Beetles Prove a Mobile Pest
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Sauder's New Vision Control the Plant
Livestock
Herd Booster Supplement Boosts Operation's Conception Rates by 15% 8/18 10:28AM
In 1935, in an effort to help ranchers hit hard by the Dust Bowl, the U.S. government bought 547 head of Hereford cattle in Arizona and New Mexico, and shipped them to the Seminole reservation in Florida. While the purchase may have helped the ranchers, it didn't do the cattle any favors. Most couldn't survive on the poor-quality flatwoods forages.
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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.
Rediscovering Grain Sorghum Corn Growers Look at Grain Sorghum in Regions Where Drought is Common
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Pick Contingency Plans - 3 Weigh Insurance in the Equation 8/20 12:01PM
As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal farm support programs.
Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Farm Programs Adjusted for Payment Caps and Income Eligibility
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Equipment
Farmers Pivot Back After Storms Companies Report Hundreds of Damaged Irrigation Systems Up and Running Again 8/18 12:42PM
The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up and running again, according to irrigation companies in the state.
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AFBF Appeal Reversal Sought in Chesapeake Ruling 8/22 11:30AM
The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's September 2013 decision that EPA can set "pollution diets" in Chesapeake Bay.
Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Farm Programs Adjusted for Payment Caps and Income Eligibility
Pick Contingency Plans - 1 ARC Could be Antidote for Price Crash
Pick Contingency Plans - 3 Weigh Insurance in the Equation
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Taxlink by Andy Biebl IRS Scrutinizes Hedgers 8/18 12:31PM
What farmers consider a hedge may be speculation in the eyes of IRS -- and that significantly alters tax treatment.
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Newsom on the Market THE Choice 8/22 5:58AM
As the 2014 harvest fast approaches, producers are still puzzling over a key decision regarding corn and soybeans.
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