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Taking Left Fied on the US Dollar Index
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Corn, Soybean Basis Stronger
5/1 05:54PM
Iowa Declares Emergency Over H5N2
Iowa Governor Declares State of Emergency Friday in Response to Bird Flu
5/1 05:46PM
TX Inches to Tighter Fertilizer Rules
One Chamber of Texas Legislature Passes Measure to Regulate Storage of Chemicals
5/1 05:07PM
Lawmakers Slam Crop Insurance Report
Key Congressional Farm Leaders Defend Crop Insurance Program
5/1 05:04PM
Harrington's Sort and Cull
Fat Lady on The High Wire
5/1 04:53PM
Ethanol Blog
5/1 04:52PM
This Bug Really Stinks
New Stink Bug Expands Range
5/1 04:33PM
DTN Closing Dairy Comments
Firm Milk Support Holds at Week's End
5/1 04:25PM
DTN Daily Ethanol Comments
Ethanol Futures Show Narrow Losses
5/1 04:05PM
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
Livestock Futures Close Week With Mixed Prices
5/1 03:58PM
HRW Wheat Tour Preview
Scouts Expected to Find Yield Dings
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New Daily Price Limits Effective May 1

Technically Speaking

Taking Left Fied on the US Dollar Index

Fundamentally Speaking

USDA Soybean Yield Est. vs Planting

Ag Policy Blog

Chicago to Consider E15 Mandate

Minding Ag's Business

End Family Silence

Ag Weather Forum

Weather Forecast Favors Upcoming Seeding

Ethanol Blog

Spot Ethanol Prices Ease with Corn, Gasoline Futures

Production Blog

New Stink Bug Expands Range

Harrington's Sort & Cull

Fat Lady on The High Wire

South America Calling

Climate Change Impact on Argentine Wheat

An Urban's Rural View

Who Was The Fool At This Poker Table?

Machinery Chatter

Fastest (Production) Tractor

Editors' Notebook

Happier Than a Farmer in the Cab

Contract Month Last Chg High Low
ELEC. CORN[10] May-15 359'6s -2'6 363'0 357'4
Dec-15 380'2s -3'2 383'6 378'0
ELEC. SOYBEANS[10] May-15 968'4s -10'0 980'4 964'4
Nov-15 940'6s -11'4 954'4 937'6
ELEC. WHEAT[10] May-15 470'0s 3'0 472'4 465'2
Dec-15 500'6s -1'4 506'2 494'6
ELEC. HRW WHEAT[10] May-15 493.250s 3.000 494.500 488.500
Dec-15 530.000s 1.500 533.250 525.000
ELEC. HRS WHEAT[10] May-15 520'2s -3'0 529'2 522'4
Dec-15 557'6s -1'6 566'4 556'0
LIVE CATTLE[10] Jun-15 149.175s -0.525 150.100 148.500
Aug-15 147.825s -0.275 148.350 147.000
FEEDER CATTLE[10] May-15 213.625s 0.650 213.575 213.550
Aug-15 215.075s 0.375 215.625 214.500
MILK CLASS III[10] May-15 16.26s 0.04 --- ---
Jul-15 16.53s 0.08 --- ---
ELEC. COTTON # 2[10] May-15 66.85s -1.27 67.03 64.64
Jul-15 66.61s -1.27 68.13 65.72
Sun, May 3, 2015 8:52 AM CDT    *Quotes are in market time.
Delay is indicated in brackets.
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DTN Closing Grain Comments May Weather Scores Knockdown, Grains Lower 5/1 1:46PM
July corn and soybeans were knocked to the canvas Friday, hit by a combination of favorable planting weather, rain in the forecast, and ongoing concerns about the rapid spread of bird flu. July Chicago wheat was steady with more rain expected over the southwestern Plains next week.
Weather
Saturday Expected Dry in All Areas 5/1 5:40AM
The weekend will start dry in all areas. As the weekend progresses, rain is expected in areas of the southwestern Plains and western Midwest.
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?
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
Plugging Leaks in Prevented Planting More Reforms for Crop Insurance? 4/28 9:05AM
Critics challenge repeat crop insurance claims in the Dakotas and parts of Minnesota.
$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
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
Featured Column
Newsom on the Market Working Our Way Through Spring 5/1 6:56AM
The end of April means two months down and one to go before the end of spring. And things may just be getting interesting.
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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?