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8/20 08:52PM
Midwest Crop Tour - Day 3
Illinois Corn Average Yield Up 15.5%
8/20 06:27PM
DTN Daily Basis Comments
Soybean basis 8 Cents Stronger; Corn Basis 1 Cent Stronger
8/20 04:33PM
Calif. Debates Unregulated Pumping
Drought Has State Considering End to Pump-As-You-Please Policy
8/20 04:23PM
Ethanol Blog
8/20 04:22PM
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
Cattle Futures Implode for Second Consecutive Session
8/20 04:10PM
DTN Closing Dairy Comments
September Class I Declines to $23.63
8/20 04:06PM
DTN Daily Ethanol Comments
Ethanol Futures Hold Light Gains
8/20 03:35PM
DTN Closing Cotton Commentary
Cotton Surges Above Prior Three Weekly Highs
8/20 01:44PM
DTN Closing Grain Comments
All Three Grains Finish Lower
8/20 01:17PM
DTN Daily Feedstuffs Comments
Corn Turns Around Tuesday; Soybeans Mixed
8/20 01:04PM
NWS River Stages
8/20 12:53PM
DTN's Grain Quick Takes
Blogs
Market Matters Blog

Rail Backlogs Continue

Technically Speaking

Feeder Cattle Fading

Fundamentally Speaking

August 1st Soybean Ratings

Ag Policy Blog

NFU Leaders Want to Walk Away from Beef Talks

Minding Ag's Business

Debate Rages Over APH Forgiveness

Ag Weather Forum

The Indian Monsoon Weakens Again

Ethanol Blog

Ethanol Futures Supported Despite Growing Stocks

Production Blog

Yield Countdown

Harrington's Sort & Cull

Basis Anarchy

South America Calling

Brazil's Industry Raises Soybean Export View Amid High Premiums

An Urban's Rural View

A Modest Proposal For a Healthier Tractor

Machinery Chatter

ET Gauges Help Schedule Irrigation; Nebraska is No. 1!!

Editors' Notebook

Some Moisture Stress Made Less by Cooler Temps

Contract Month Last Chg High Low
ELEC. CORN[10] Sep-14 358'4 -1'0 359'6 358'0
Dec-14 366'4 -1'0 368'0 366'0
ELEC. SOYBEANS[10] Sep-14 1126'4 6'6 1126'6 1119'6
Nov-14 1042'0 4'0 1043'0 1037'2
ELEC. WHEAT[10] Sep-14 538'4 -1'0 540'0 536'6
Dec-14 548'6 -1'2 550'4 547'0
ELEC. HRW WHEAT[10] Sep-14 618'4 -0'2 621'0 618'4
Dec-14 629'6 -1'0 632'2 628'4
ELEC. HRS WHEAT[10] Sep-14 607'2 -3'0 612'6 607'2
Dec-14 618'4 -0'2 620'2 615'4
LIVE CATTLE[10] Aug-14 149.250s -1.250 149.400 148.000
Oct-14 145.400s -1.825 146.100 144.225
FEEDER CATTLE[10] Aug-14 214.950s -2.200 216.100 214.700
Sep-14 211.250s -3.000 211.250 211.250
MILK CLASS III[10] Aug-14 22.20s 0.02 --- ---
Oct-14 21.59s 0.13 --- ---
ELEC. COTTON # 2[10] Oct-14 65.76 0.44 65.76 65.64
Dec-14 66.44 0.63 66.50 65.90
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 11:22 PM CDT    *Quotes are in market time.
Delay is indicated in brackets.
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Markets
DTN Closing Grain Comments All Three Grains Finish Lower 8/20 1:44PM
Rain across the central Midwest and more tweets of favorable corn yields and soybean pod counts from this week's crop tour knocked grain prices lower again Wednesday. Corn and wheat stayed within their sideways ranges, but November soybeans fell to a new contract low under the weight of bearish expectations for a record fall harvest.
Weather
More Rain Thursday in NP, Midwest 8/20 12:28PM
Scattered showers and thundershowers are expected during Thursday through western areas of the Northern Plains and southern areas of the Canadian Prairies. Rain or showers and thunderstorms will also affect the northern and east-central areas of the Midwest.
Crops
Betting on Shorter Beans Gene Discovery Could Shrink, Stabilize Northern Soybean Varieties 8/15 10:26AM
Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produces semi-determinate soybean plants, in the hopes that their smaller stature could help farmers with lodging in high-yielding environments.
Rootworm Pressure Detected Digging For Answers
Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy Take On Two Ears
Sauder's New Vision Control the Plant
Livestock
Herd Booster Supplement Boosts Operation's Conception Rates by 15% 8/18 10:28AM
In 1935, in an effort to help ranchers hit hard by the Dust Bowl, the U.S. government bought 547 head of Hereford cattle in Arizona and New Mexico, and shipped them to the Seminole reservation in Florida. While the purchase may have helped the ranchers, it didn't do the cattle any favors. Most couldn't survive on the poor-quality flatwoods forages.
Extra Layers Have a Plan to Keep Trouble Outside the Fence
Beef Checkoff Rift Continues R-CALF, Excluded From Talks, Opposes Possible Changes
Ask The Vet Remote Control For Horn Flies
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.
Rediscovering Grain Sorghum Corn Growers Look at Grain Sorghum in Regions Where Drought is Common
Interpretive Rule Seen as Invalid Agency Asked to Conduct Rulemaking
Do a Yield Checkup Preharvest Examinations Help Select Seed for Next Year
Farm Business
Pick Contingency Plans - 3 Weigh Insurance in the Equation 8/20 12:01PM
As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal farm support programs.
Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Farm Programs Adjusted for Payment Caps and Income Eligibility
Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
Vilsack Resists APH Update Ag Secretary Says Other Farm Bill Provisions Take Priority
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.
New Holland Dealers Are a Big Deal
Great Plains Short Disk Goes Global Great Plains Short Disk Shows Global Influence
Buyer Be Aware New Business Takes Some Risk Out of Buying Used Farm Equipment
Ag Policy
Vilsack Resists APH Update Ag Secretary Says Other Farm Bill Provisions Take Priority 8/6 5:14PM
U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack said on the eve of the six-month anniversary of the 2014 farm bill that he is proud of USDA's record on implementation, but noted that farmers will not be able to update their actual production history records until the 2016 crop year.
Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Farm Programs Adjusted for Payment Caps and Income Eligibility
Pick Contingency Plans - 1 ARC Could be Antidote for Price Crash
Pick Contingency Plans - 3 Weigh Insurance in the Equation
Farm Life
Taxlink by Andy Biebl IRS Scrutinizes Hedgers 8/18 12:31PM
What farmers consider a hedge may be speculation in the eyes of IRS -- and that significantly alters tax treatment.
Woodbury: Family Business Matters What Will You Leave Behind?
Pick Contingency Plans - 1 ARC Could be Antidote for Price Crash
View From the Cab Florida Farmer Plants Broccoli; Iowa Family Puts Up Hay
Featured Column
Kub's Den Unwrapping Profitability Scenarios 8/20 10:51AM
It's almost like Christmas morning as DTN Contributing Analyst Elaine Kub unwraps some possible profitability scenarios for corn growers based on state yield estimates reported by scouts on this week's Midwest Crop Tour.
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Expert Advice
Ask the Vet Remote Control For Horn Flies 8/18 10:19AM
Some tips on fly control.