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DTN Daily Basis Comments
Corn, Soybean Basis Unchanged; HRS, HRW Basis Weaker
4/17 04:22PM
DTN Closing Dairy Comments
Cheese Imports Increase 65%
4/17 04:06PM
DTN Daily Ethanol Comments
Ethanol Ends Week on Strong Gain
4/17 03:33PM
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
Cattle Futures Close Significantly Lower
4/17 02:50PM
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4/17 02:48PM
DTN Closing Cotton Commentary
Cotton Skids to Lowest July Close Since April 2
4/17 02:27PM
West, Texas: 2 Years Later - 2
Fertilizer Industry Moves Toward More Storage, Handling Rules
4/17 02:01PM
El Nino And Above-Trend Yields
4/17 02:01PM
DTN Closing Grain Comments
Corn, Beans Finish Higher On Quiet Friday
4/17 01:44PM
Rain, Snow Returns Saturday
4/17 01:30PM
DTN Daily Feedstuffs Comments
Soybeans Slightly Higher, Corn Unchanged Thursday
4/17 01:22PM
DTN Ag Weather Brief
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Accuracy of USDA Initial Ending Stocks Estimates

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USDA Touts Organic Growth as Organic Advocates Sue

Minding Ag's Business

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Ag Weather Forum

El Nino And Above-Trend Yields

Ethanol Blog

An Economic Case for Ethanol

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My Own Personal Bee-Gate

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

No Farms, No Food -- But What's a Farm?

Machinery Chatter

Tractor Sets a New World Record

Editors' Notebook

April Showers and So Forth

Contract Month Last Chg High Low
ELEC. CORN[10] May-15 379'6s 3'4 380'6 375'0
Dec-15 403'2s 3'0 404'0 398'4
ELEC. SOYBEANS[10] May-15 968'6s 2'6 972'4 963'0
Nov-15 952'6s 0'0 957'6 950'4
ELEC. WHEAT[10] May-15 494'4s 0'0 499'6 490'6
Dec-15 513'2s -1'4 518'2 511'2
ELEC. HRW WHEAT[10] May-15 509'2s 1'0 513'6 505'6
Dec-15 543'6s 0'0 548'4 541'4
ELEC. HRS WHEAT[10] May-15 532'6s -2'2 536'6 531'2
Dec-15 567'0s -1'2 570'6 563'6
LIVE CATTLE[10] Apr-15 157.800s -3.000 160.825 157.800
Jun-15 149.000s -3.000 152.150 149.000
FEEDER CATTLE[10] Apr-15 213.000s -2.800 213.850 213.000
May-15 208.525s -4.475 209.625 208.525
MILK CLASS III[10] Apr-15 15.80s 0.03 --- ---
Jun-15 16.00s 0.21 15.83 15.83
ELEC. COTTON # 2[10] May-15 63.29s -0.72 64.40 63.16
Jul-15 63.29s -1.29 64.96 63.26
Sat, Apr 18, 2015 11:42 AM CDT    *Quotes are in market time.
Delay is indicated in brackets.
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DTN Closing Grain Comments Corn, Beans Finish Higher On Quiet Friday 4/17 2:01PM
May corn and soybeans finished modestly higher Friday, helped by light commercial buying in corn, soybeans, and meal. July K.C. wheat ended slightly higher, putting an end to a week of rain-anticipated selling.
Weather
Rain, Snow Returns Saturday 4/17 1:44PM
During Saturday, rain will again form in much of the Plains except for northern and southwestern sectors, with showers developing in the western Midwest and Delta. We'll also see more snow in the central Rockies.
Crops
Crop Tech Corner Wheat Gets an Antenna, Corn Research Heads South 4/3 10:48AM
In this week's Crop Tech Corner, British researchers have bred a bacteria-sensing antenna into wheat, Texas scientists are zooming in on genes that favor Southern corn production, and a new online tool lets you track the progress of spring across the nation.
Spring Weed Race Rains Bring On Winter Annuals
Treated Seed Still Reigns Company Policies, Farmers Still Favor Neonics
The Hunt for a Pest U.S. Ramps Up Bollworm Detection Efforts
Livestock
Herd Building Supplement Boosts Operation's Conception Rates by 15% 4/13 10:44AM
Alex Johns said south Florida forages may be abundant, but they aren't always high in quality. A customized supplement was his answer.
Drought Recovery Flexibility Is the Only Rule
Mexico Open for Fed Cattle After Nearly 12-Year Ban, Feeders Can Send Slaughter Cattle South
Ask the Vet Diagnosing a Limp
Land Management
$3 Corn Subdues Bids Midwest Renters Send an SOS 3/30 12:11PM
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?
Field Filters Six Ideas to Help Treat Tile Water Before it Leaves the Farm
Farm Business
Senior Partners - 1 A Will to Save Main Street 3/27 7:39AM
Think how rural communities could rejuvenate if farmland rents stayed local rather than flowing to out-of-state heirs. That's why some farmland owners want their hometowns to inherit at least part of their land.
$3 Corn Subdues Bids Midwest Renters Send an SOS
Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
Senior Partners - 2 Reward Your Hometown Team
Equipment
Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Spare Us From IRS Repair Regulations 3/23 2:04PM
Readers pose tax questions on how to justify repairs, handle capital gains on a residence and compliance on the Affordable Care Act.
"Crimp" Your Style Two Kansas Cover-Crop Farmers Share Their Experiences With Rollers
A Possible Tier 5 Could Be Win, Win Best Buy
Remove Barriers by Building Big-Bin System Reduces Harvest Hurdles, Adds Value to Crops
Ag Policy
Nutrients Ruling District Court Found in Error in Mississippi River Case 4/8 4:23PM
A federal appeals court Tuesday ruled that a lower court could not order EPA to make a decision on whether states in the Mississippi River basin had to set numeric standards to reduce nutrients runoff. The ruling is a win for farmers and state regulators in 31 states that make up the Mississippi River watershed.
EU Could Alter Biotech Trade Proposal Calls for Allowing 28 EU Countries to Opt Out of EU Trade Rules
Congress Closer to Trade Bill Senate Finance Committee Leaders Introduce Trade Promotion Authority Bill
USDA Extends ARC-PLC Deadline Producers Now Have Until April 7 to Choose Between Commodity Programs
Farm Life
The Farm Behind The Glitz 4/13 2:37PM
Biltmore Estate remains a working farm in the spirit of its origin 120 years ago.
Woodbury: Family Business Matters Succession: The Art of Juggling
Mexico Open for Fed Cattle After Nearly 12-Year Ban, Feeders Can Send Slaughter Cattle South
H5N2 Bird Flu Spreading USDA Stresses Biosecurity Measures as Positive Cases Mount
Featured Column
Newsom on the Market Halftime Report 4/17 6:24AM
Tax Day earlier this week marked the midpoint of the spring season in grains, prompting an evaluation of the markets' first-half.
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Ask the Vet Diagnosing a Limp 4/13 10:55AM
What can cause a cow to limp?