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DTN Daily Basis Comments
Soybean Basis Higher; Wheat, Corn Basis Unchanged
4/24 05:45PM
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4/24 04:24PM
DTN Closing Dairy Comments
Class III Futures Jump Despite Weaker Cheese Price
4/24 04:13PM
Meal Matters
Customers Focus on Soybean Composition for Livestock, Poultry Feed
4/24 04:07PM
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
Spring Rains Trigger New Contract Highs in Feeder Pit
4/24 03:11PM
DTN Closing Cotton Commentary
Cotton Settles Higher in July, December
4/24 02:22PM
DTN Daily Ethanol Comments
Ethanol Futures Move Lower; Corn Weaker
4/24 02:20PM
Rain, Snow for Eastern Midwest Friday
4/24 01:42PM
DTN Closing Grain Comments
Wheat Ends Higher, Fewer Canadian Acres Expected
4/24 01:42PM
Farm Bill: Looking to 2018
Divisions Created in Passing Legislation Could Linger
4/24 01:09PM
Ethanol Blog
4/24 12:55PM
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End of March Palmer Drought Ratings

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Vermont Lawmakers Pass Biotech Labeling Legislation

Minding Ag's Business

Not 1979 All Over Again

Ag Weather Forum

Cold Spring Leads to Late Start for Canadian Farmers

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Spot Ethanol Prices Post Losses on Higher Ethanol Supply

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Tend Your Traits

Harrington's Sort & Cull

Behind the PED Curve

South America Calling

Suspected Brazil BSE Case

An Urban's Rural View

Gone Fishing (Well, Same Idea, Anyway)

Machinery Chatter

Looking Into The Past For The Future of Farm Machinery

Editors' Notebook

Reader Planting Updates

Contract Month Last Chg High Low
ELEC. CORN[10] May-14 502'6 1'4 503'6 501'0
Dec-14 504'0 1'2 505'0 502'6
ELEC. SOYBEANS[10] May-14 1475'4 3'4 1479'2 1472'0
Nov-14 1232'0 1'0 1232'6 1227'0
ELEC. WHEAT[10] May-14 691'4 2'4 693'6 688'0
Dec-14 721'2 1'4 724'0 717'6
ELEC. HRW WHEAT[10] May-14 762'2 2'6 763'2 759'0
Dec-14 --- --- --- ---
ELEC. HRS WHEAT[10] May-14 739'0 2'6 739'0 735'4
Dec-14 759'0 2'0 759'0 757'0
LIVE CATTLE[10] Apr-14 144.250s 0.325 144.250 143.750
Jun-14 135.850s 0.750 135.850 135.125
FEEDER CATTLE[10] May-14 179.600s 0.975 179.600 179.600
Aug-14 184.050s 1.600 184.075 183.000
MILK CLASS III[10] Apr-14 24.31s 0.10 --- ---
Jun-14 20.81s 0.48 --- ---
ELEC. COTTON # 2[10] May-14 92.98 0.32 92.98 92.98
Jul-14 93.13 -0.07 93.27 93.04
Thu, Apr 24, 2014 11:16 PM CDT    *Quotes are in market time.
Delay is indicated in brackets.
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DTN Closing Grain Comments Wheat Ends Higher, Fewer Canadian Acres Expected 4/24 1:42PM
July Chicago wheat traded higher Thursday after Statistics Canada said they expect 4.8% fewer wheat acres in 2014 and fighting in eastern Ukraine kept sellers at a distance. Corn ended lower with rain slowly making its way across the Midwest and soybeans were higher with ongoing support from a lack of available supply.
Weather
Rain, Snow for Eastern Midwest Friday 4/24 2:20PM
Rain and snow Friday in the eastern Midwest will be followed for more rain and snow Sunday into Monday.
Crops
Is Your Burndown Working? Weather, Herbicide Resistance Challenge Weed Control 4/18 8:08AM
A cool, wet spring and the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds mean farmers should take the extra time to ensure no weeds escaped their spring burndown before planting.
Crop Tech Corner A Roundup of Crop Research and News
Rootworm Realities Can Remedies for Rootworm Resistance Make it to the Field?
When Corn Gets Cold Seed Doesn't Like Cold Drinks
Livestock
Gains on Covers Unusual Cover Crop Mix Cuts Need for Hay Production By 75% 4/21 10:59AM
It took Jerry Doan several years and a lot of trials, but the North Dakota beef producer has learned how to replace hay with cover crops for winter feed. It was time well spent. Doan said he's reducing annual feed costs by as much as $50,000.
Bloat Basics Too Much Of a Good Thing
USDA Now Requires PED Reporting Vilsack: Action Aimed at Slowing Spread of Disease While Maintaining Pig Movement
Ask the Vet IPM Approach to Fly Control
Land Management
Senators Question EPA President Told of Agency 'Land Grab' on Water Rule 4/21 10:52AM
A group of U.S. senators Wednesday told President Barack Obama that his administration has not followed the proper channel in developing the proposed Clean Water Act rule.
A Savanna Reborn Iowa Couple Restores Native Trees, Shrubs to Once Clear-Cut Land
Drought Perspectives Soil Moisture Concerns Persist in Plains
Clean Water Rule Announced EPA Proposal Would Exempt Conservation
Farm Business
Stress Test for Borrowers How Bulletproof Are Farm Finances? 4/17 9:22AM
Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major correction in land values.
I-9 Audits Under Fire Recent Report on Worksite Inspections Worries Ag Players
Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
Farm Bill Forecasting The Great ARC or PLC Debate
Equipment
Side-by-Sides and Cool Helmets 4/14 1:35PM
Side-by-side manufactures continue to roll out new machines and machine updates. Here are two more.
Honda Pioneer 700: Arizona Test Ride Honda Pioneer 700: The Arizona Test Ride
Farmer Want to See New Planter Tech DTN Poll: Farmers Want to See New Planter Technology at Work
Safety Matters Don't Forget Your Helmet, Among Other Things
Ag Policy
Climate Work Ahead at USDA Ag Secretary Takes on Disputes Over Dairy, Cellulosic Ethanol Emissions 4/22 3:54PM
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about GOP complaints regarding the Obama administration's work with dairy producers to reduce methane emissions during an Earth Day forum on climate change held at Drake University. USDA also announced $6 million in grants to 10 universities to study the effects of climate change on agriculture. The universities are designated as USDA's "climate hubs" to help producers adapt to changing climate conditions.
I-9 Audits Under Fire Recent Report on Worksite Inspections Worries Ag Players
Biofuel Backers: Protect RFS NASCAR's Richard Childress Among Those Championing Higher Ethanol Blends
West Blast Victims Remembered Texas Fertilizer Plant Disaster Changes Little Nationally for AN Storage
Farm Life
Full-Circle Farming More Markets, More Buyers, More Profits 4/21 10:29AM
Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm.
Making the Grade Industry Takes Closer Look at U.S. Soybean Composition
Farm Bureau Discusses 'Big Data' Organization Explores Opportunities, Concerns Surrounding Data Collection
View From the Cab Winter Maintains Grip on Iowa; Fla. Farmer Wrapping Up Corn Planting
Featured Column
The Market's Fine Print The Fox in Mrs. Obama's Garden 4/23 7:36PM
DTN Livestock Analyst John Harrington muses on how it would be nice to have some meat to go along with the vegetables from the first lady's garden.
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