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Contract Month Last Chg High Low
ELEC. CORN[10] Sep-14 355'6 -1'2 358'6 354'0
Dec-14 365'4 -1'4 368'2 363'6
ELEC. SOYBEANS[10] Aug-14 1217'0 -7'4 1225'6 1212'4
Nov-14 1062'4 -19'4 1079'6 1060'2
ELEC. WHEAT[10] Sep-14 539'0 8'6 544'0 530'4
Dec-14 558'2 8'0 562'6 550'2
ELEC. HRW WHEAT[10] Sep-14 637'0 11'2 642'2 625'2
Dec-14 649'0 10'0 654'0 638'4
ELEC. HRS WHEAT[10] Sep-14 621'6 5'6 627'0 615'0
Dec-14 632'2 6'0 638'0 625'4
LIVE CATTLE[10] Aug-14 156.200 -1.725 157.100 155.300
Oct-14 155.200 -2.125 156.700 154.500
FEEDER CATTLE[10] Aug-14 --- --- --- ---
Sep-14 --- --- --- ---
MILK CLASS III[10] Aug-14 21.44s 0.06 --- ---
Oct-14 20.57s 0.16 --- ---
ELEC. COTTON # 2[10] Oct-14 62.97 0.88 62.97 61.34
Dec-14 63.89 1.02 63.97 62.02
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 10:56 AM CDT    *Quotes are in market time.
Delay is indicated in brackets.
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Markets
DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments Corn, Soybeans Lower With Rain Possible Next Week 8/1 8:07AM
December corn was down 2 cents, November soybeans were down 10 1/4 cents, and September K.C. wheat was up 7 1/4 cents.
Weather
Rain Friday in Plains, Delta, Southeast 8/1 5:57AM
Areas in the southwestern Plains, Delta and Southeast will see rain today. The central Prairies will also some light rain. Elsewhere, conditions will be dry.
Crops
Prepping for a Pest New Guidelines for an Old World Pest 7/30 8:56AM
USDA has released a new set of pest response guidelines for Helicoverpa armigera, the voracious global agricultural pest that invaded Brazil last year.
Rootworm Pressure Detected Digging For Answers
Crop Tech Corner Plant Defense Mechanism Discovered; Scientists Prepare for Future of Charcoal Rot
Passionate About Pollination Look Beneath the Husks
Livestock
Racing the Clock Newborn Calf Care Is Money in the Bank 7/28 10:02AM
For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four or five hours, this Missouri producer makes sure newborns are given an immunity-building bolus to head off scours and pneumonia, and lessen stress.
Farmland: Trophy or Investment? Timing of Purchase, Price Determine How Farmland Stacks Up As Investment
Zilmax Effects Disputed Study: Zilmax Causes No Adverse Effect on Cattle
Ask The Vet Implants May Decrease Heifer Fertility
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.
Land Conversion May Be Overstated Scientists Point to 'Faulty' Data in EWG Study
Under The Covers Get the Most Out of Cover Crop Seeds
Farmland: Trophy or Investment? Timing of Purchase, Price Determine How Farmland Stacks Up As Investment
Farm Business
Study Your Farm Bill Options New Law Offers Rare Chance to Update Base and Yields 7/31 11:23AM
Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forecast, so economists and lenders are bracing for a more muted farm economy over the next 10 years or more. Documenting your recent base and yield with FSA could be time consuming but highly rewarding. Start now to make your future farm program payments reflect agronomic gains since the 1990s.
Rates Too Low Too Long Bankers Say Interest Rates Need to Rise
Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
Senior Partners - 3 What Farm Widows Wished They Knew
Equipment
Hay Baling Safety Important 7/28 10:41AM
Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of the Corn Belt.
Tamping Down Dust Temporary Storage Not Counted
Great Plains Short Disk Goes Global Great Plains Short Disk Shows Global Influence
Purdue Examines Machinery Investments Purdue University Article Examines Machinery Investment, Costs
Ag Policy
Clearing the Air EPA Chief McCarthy Implores Ag for Help 7/10 4:37PM
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency wants to clarify the proposed Clean Water Act rule.
Ag Sees Clean Water Act Gap Connectivity Raised as Primary Concern
Iowa Solar Farm Powers Up Small Rural Electric Cooperative Becomes National Energy Leader
Senators Meet with McCarthy Stances Appear Unchanged as Senior GOP Senators Complain About Water Rule
Farm Life
Klinefelter: By the Numbers Big Farms Morph Even Bigger 7/28 10:11AM
Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collaborate with neighbors to compete on technology and scale.
Corn's Hidden Highways Scientist Maps Growth Pattern
Senior Partners - 3 What Farm Widows Wished They Knew
View From the Cab Florida Farmer Sees Strong Corn Yields
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Newsom on the Market Cool Dry Place 8/1 7:29AM
As August gets under way, weather remains the "hot" topic in corn and soybeans.
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Expert Advice
Ask the Vet Implants May Decrease Heifer Fertility 7/28 10:10AM
Before implanting heifers that will be bred, consult with a veterinarian to be sure fertility won't be impacted.