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9/29 04:49PM
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9/29 04:48PM
DTN Closing Dairy Comments
Cheese Prices Move to Lowest Level In a Month
9/29 04:29PM
What's a Soybean Worth?
Industry Considering Composition-Based Pricing System
9/29 04:26PM
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
Cattle Complex Soars to New All-Time Highs
9/29 04:00PM
South America Calling
Argentine Farmers Worry About Crops, Crisis
9/29 03:55PM
DTN Daily Ethanol Comments
Ethanol Futures Rally on Stronger Corn Prices
9/29 03:42PM
DTN Closing Cotton Commentary
Cotton Finishes Inside Day Slightly Lower
9/29 03:30PM
USDA Weekly Crop Progress
Numbers Bearish for Corn, Soybeans
9/29 02:55PM
One Of Those Years
9/29 02:31PM
Vintage Harvest Equipment
9/29 02:25PM
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Corn Prices Pressured by Record Yields

Ag Policy Blog

Base Acre and ARC-PLC Deadlines Reported

Minding Ag's Business

Let Watson Pick Your Farm Program

Ag Weather Forum

One Of Those Years

Ethanol Blog

Chicago Area Spot Ethanol Prices Boosted Early by Exports

Production Blog

Corn Is Still Wet, But Clock Ticks

Harrington's Sort & Cull

When Texas Hedging Looks Prudent

South America Calling

Argentine Farmers Worry About Crops, Crisis

An Urban's Rural View

Our Most Demanding Profession

Machinery Chatter

High Centered, Red Faced and Bug Bitten

Editors' Notebook

A Peaceful Secession, Maybe

Contract Month Last Chg High Low
ELEC. CORN[10] Dec-14 325'2 -0'4 326'2 324'4
ELEC. SOYBEANS[10] Nov-14 918'4 -5'0 922'4 917'4
ELEC. WHEAT[10] Dec-14 478'0 -3'2 481'6 477'6
ELEC. HRW WHEAT[10] Dec-14 564'0 -2'4 566'6 564'0
ELEC. HRS WHEAT[10] Dec-14 536'4 -2'6 539'0 536'4
LIVE CATTLE[10] Oct-14 160.950s 2.500 161.450 158.150
Dec-14 164.475s 2.375 165.050 161.200
FEEDER CATTLE[10] Oct-14 234.650s 1.550 --- ---
Nov-14 234.500s 2.900 234.600 234.475
MILK CLASS III[10] Sep-14 24.58s 0.00 --- ---
Nov-14 21.28s -0.75 21.92 21.55
ELEC. COTTON # 2[10] Oct-14 --- --- --- ---
Dec-14 61.27 -0.20 61.87 61.20
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 5:21 AM CDT    *Quotes are in market time.
Delay is indicated in brackets.
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Markets
DTN Closing Grain Comments Grains Start the Week Higher 9/29 2:01PM
All three grains closed higher Monday with November soybeans registering their largest gain in three weeks. Monday's gains were helped by commercial responses to prices near their contract lows along with some short-covering ahead of Tuesday's quarterly Grains Stocks report from USDA.
Weather
Rain in Western Plains Tuesday 9/29 2:01PM
Tuesday will feature light to moderate rain throughout the western half of the Plains, while other areas remain dry.
Crops
Post Patent Puzzle Roundup Ready 1 Patent Expires, Leaves Questions in Its Wake 9/24 10:19AM
Monsanto has promised to maintain international registrations for their post-patent Roundup Ready 1 soybean trait through 2021, but questions about the availability of generic seed and the future of the trait remain.
Sizing Up SDS Disease Could Force Seed, Management Decisions This Fall
Grain Storage Pests Manage Mold, Insects in Stored Corn
Keep Your Cover Crops Legal Herbicide Labels and Cover Crops Don't Always Mix
Livestock
Herd Mentality Beef's New Normal 9/29 10:55AM
As cattlemen gather round the bright glow of record prices, there is a marked divide about what it will take to keep demand strong. One camp is staking the future on hamburgers, the other on premium bone-in rib eyes.
Hay Saver Reduce Feed Costs by Reducing Waste
Farm Investors Welcome Stock Markets Open Door to Land Pools
Ask The Vet Solving Mystery Deaths of Calves
Land Management
Soil Health Values Explained Despite Obvious Conservation Benefits, Farmers Need Economic Incentives 9/29 2:22PM
Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas stressed his belief in the value of soil health at a hearing Thursday with supporters of improving the soil through no-till farming and cover crops.
Farm Investors Welcome Stock Markets Open Door to Land Pools
Interpretive Rule Seen as Invalid House Pushes Agency on Maps; EPA Asked to Disclose Contract Details
Nutrient Reductions Seen Slow Mississippi River Basin Lags Behind in Reducing Nutrient Runoff
Farm Business
Farm Investors Welcome Stock Markets Open Door to Land Pools 9/22 12:27PM
Why own farms when you can own shares in a farmland pool? The advent of agriculture's first real estate investment trusts means small-scale investors can get a share of farmland's action for the first time.
Insure Your Revenue Guarantee Play Crop Insurance Defense
Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
Rents Resist Price Relief Big Yields Stall Cash Rent Negotiations
Equipment
Chrysler: What's New for 2015 High Centered, Red Faced and Bug Bitten 9/22 11:00AM
Here's something you don't want to do at a media event for seasoned automotive journalists from all over the world: high center a dually pickup truck during a test drive ... on an off-road trail where you are not supposed to take that kind of vehicle.
Cattle Chutes on Display at Farm Show Cattle Chutes on Display at Husker Harvest Days
Vintage Harvest Equipment
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
ARC-PLC Details Clearing Up USDA Readies Commodity Programs as Decision Tools Released
Climate Smart Alliance for Ag Groups Announce New Partnership at UN Climate Summit
Farm Life
Klinefelter: By the Numbers 9/29 1:52PM
Pita Alexander is part King Solomon, part comedian, part farm business adviser. Consider his commandments for your farm management instruction book.
Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Keep Grandpa Out of Prison
Insure Your Revenue Guarantee Play Crop Insurance Defense
View From the Cab Western Iowa Farmers Estimate Corn, Soy Harvest Still a Few Weeks Away
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Gulke: Stocks Report 9/29 7:19AM
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Ask the Vet Solving Mystery Deaths of Calves 9/29 12:12PM
Why are my calves dying?