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DTN Daily Basis Comments
Soybean Basis 34 Cents Weaker; Corn 1 Cent Weaker
9/18 04:10PM
DTN Closing Dairy Comments
Retail Demand Remains Strong
9/18 04:05PM
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
Live and Feeder Cattle Futures Pull Mostly Lower
9/18 03:59PM
DTN Daily Ethanol Comments
Ethanol Futures Continue Weaker Trend
9/18 03:22PM
Ethanol Blog
9/18 03:17PM
DTN Ag Weather Brief
9/18 02:58PM
DTN Closing Cotton Commentary
Cotton Slips to Eight-Session Low Close
9/18 02:46PM
Cellulosic Challenges
Companies Want Stable RFS
9/18 02:16PM
Rain Friday West Texas, New Mexico
9/18 01:43PM
DTN Closing Grain Comments
New Lows for Soybeans and Wheat
9/18 01:26PM
DTN Daily Feedstuffs Comments
Soybeans Slightly Higher, Corn Lower Wednesday
9/18 01:22PM
South America Calling
Argentina Farmers Start Planting Corn
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USDA September Soybean Yield Estimate

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Senate Committee Passes Railroad Regulatory Bill

Minding Ag's Business

Q+A on Farm Bill Choices

Ag Weather Forum

Mild, Dry Weather Improves W. Canada Harvest Conditions

Ethanol Blog

Ethanol Stability Unlikely in Short Term

Production Blog

Get In the Mode

Harrington's Sort & Cull

Beef's Bumper Bummer

South America Calling

Argentina Farmers Start Planting Corn

An Urban's Rural View

Our Most Demanding Profession

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High Centered, Red Faced and Bug Bitten

Editors' Notebook

A Peaceful Secession, Maybe

Contract Month Last Chg High Low
ELEC. CORN[10] Dec-14 338'0 -0'2 338'2 337'2
ELEC. SOYBEANS[10] Nov-14 967'0 -4'4 972'0 965'4
ELEC. WHEAT[10] Dec-14 485'6 -2'6 488'2 485'0
ELEC. HRW WHEAT[10] Dec-14 567'2 -2'4 570'0 567'2
ELEC. HRS WHEAT[10] Dec-14 548'4 -1'6 550'0 548'4
LIVE CATTLE[10] Oct-14 155.600s -1.425 156.150 154.700
Dec-14 158.925s -1.075 159.150 157.800
FEEDER CATTLE[10] Sep-14 229.900s -0.400 229.900 229.900
Oct-14 227.700s -0.400 227.700 227.675
MILK CLASS III[10] Sep-14 24.53s -0.03 --- ---
Nov-14 22.82s 0.59 --- ---
ELEC. COTTON # 2[10] Oct-14 --- --- --- ---
Dec-14 64.55 -0.50 65.12 64.41
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 2:53 AM CDT    *Quotes are in market time.
Delay is indicated in brackets.
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Market Weather Outlook
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Reporter's Notebook
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2014 Ag Summit
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Route 66 - 2
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Markets
DTN Closing Grain Comments New Lows for Soybeans and Wheat 9/18 1:43PM
Thursday was another day of low-volume trading in grains that saw November soybeans and December Chicago wheat post new contract lows. USDA's weekly export sales data was actually neutral to bullish for both, soybeans and wheat on Thursday morning, but the markets' attention remains focused on the large harvests ahead.
Weather
Rain Friday West Texas, New Mexico 9/18 2:16PM
Western Texas and New Mexico will see some rain Friday, and showers are expected in the northern Great Lakes and along the south Atlantic coast.
Crops
Dodge Down Corn Scout Now for Stalk, Ear Rot in Corn 9/9 10:51AM
Conditions have been right for stalk rot and ear molds in corn in many parts of the Midwest this year, but some energetic, timely scouting can help you manage problem fields and minimize yield loss.
Trait Wars Continue Cargill Sues Syngenta
Grain Storage Pests Manage Mold, Insects in Stored Corn
Keep Your Cover Crops Legal Herbicide Labels and Cover Crops Don't Always Mix
Livestock
Beef Checkoff Questioned Ag Secretary Expresses Frustration Over Lack of Industry Agreement 9/15 12:12PM
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Monday he might take action to offer his own changes to the beef checkoff since the beef industry has failed to reach any consensus on management changes to the program.
The BVD Problem The $100,000 Accident
Never Going Back Controlled Breeding Season Brings Price Advantages
Ask The Vet Umbilical Hernias in Calves
Land Management
Rents Resist Price Relief Big Yields Stall Cash Rent Negotiations 9/2 7:13AM
Growers in bellwether corn states expect to make money on bushels -- not price -- in 2014, farm managers contend. That's put a damper on adjusting next year's cash rents.
DTN Ag Business Benchmark Land Costs Hamper U.S. Competitiveness
Interpretive Rule Seen as Invalid House Pushes Agency on Maps; EPA Asked to Disclose Contract Details
Do a Yield Checkup Preharvest Examinations Help Select Seed for Next Year
Farm Business
Insure Your Revenue Guarantee Play Crop Insurance Defense 9/16 12:09PM
Private crop insurance riders let you lock a minimum-price crop-insurance guarantee 12 months a year, not just at planting. That deflects damage should futures prices continue to spiral below production cost by February.
Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Farm Programs Adjusted for Payment Caps and Income Eligibility
Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
Rents Resist Price Relief Big Yields Stall Cash Rent Negotiations
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.
Cattle Chutes on Display at Farm Show Cattle Chutes on Display at Husker Harvest Days
To Bag or Not to Bag? Grain Bags One Option for Farmers Who Need Temporary Storage Quickly
Ag Drones Under Scrutiny Farmers Not Always Hobbyists, FAA Says
Ag Policy
GE Critics Range as Skeptics Groups Offer Scientific Panel a Range of Suggestions to Study Biotech Foods 9/18 4:41PM
An ad-hoc committee of 18 scientists is tasked by the National Research Council with examining the science and ramifications of biotech crops by looking at the history of genetic engineering and the potential the crops and biotech foods hold for the future. Speakers offered the committee a range of views from university professors and non-governmental experts who have battled over biotech crops for decades.
GE Crop History Revisited Researchers Talk About Food Safety, Regulations, Markets and Growing Weed Resistance
Senators Lament Rail Logjam Lawmakers Cite Economic Losses by Farmers in Considering New Legislation
USDA Readies Dairy Program Sign-up for New Dairy Margin Protection Program Begins Tuesday
Farm Life
Farming on the Mother Road - 8 Arizona Ranchers Cope With Long-Term Drought, Junipers and Wolf Recovery 9/15 8:48AM
Arizona ranchers are in a constant battle for grass and water. Juniper trees block sunlight that spurs grass production. Another looming concern is a possible federal plan to reintroduce more Mexican Gray Wolves into the southwest.
Farming on the Mother Road - 8 Tribal Farm Prospers Along the Colorado River
Farming on the Mother Road - 10 Agriculture Pushed Farther Into Desert Along Route 66 in California
View From the Cab Florida Farmer Plants Broccoli; Iowa Farmers Work Cattle
Featured Column
Kub's Den Back to Normal 9/17 10:31AM
Compared to the rock-and-roll drought summer of 2012 or even the melancholy of 2009, this summer has been marked by old-fashioned quietude in the daily and weekly trading ranges of corn, (new crop) soybeans, and wheat. But there is one fascinating feature of this return to "normal" trading -- the "normal" price relationships between these markets have magically reasserted themselves.
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Ask the Vet Make Buyers Aware of Withdrawal Times 9/8 10:52AM
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