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7/28 06:08PM
DTN Daily Basis Comments
Soybeans Basis Down 2 Cents; Corn Basis Steady; HRS Basis Up 1
7/28 04:42PM
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
Feeder Futures Explode to New Record Price Levels
7/28 04:36PM
DTN Closing Dairy Comments
Traders Expect Price Rebound
7/28 04:30PM
DTN Daily Ethanol Comments
Corn, Ethanol Futures Move Higher to Start Week
7/28 03:45PM
Conservation Practices Touted
Ag Media Summit Highlights Importance of Cover Crops
7/28 03:10PM
Rain Tuesday for West, Southwest Areas
7/28 03:02PM
DTN Closing Cotton Commentary
Cotton Closes Higher Amid Suspected Business
7/28 02:03PM
Ethanol Blog
7/28 01:55PM
DTN Closing Grain Comments
Soybeans Rally on Dry Forecast, Exports
7/28 01:39PM
DTN Ag Weather Brief
7/28 01:04PM
DTN's Grain Quick Takes
7/28 12:46PM
DTN Midday Dairy Comments
Milk Futures Shrug Off Lower Barrels
Blogs
Market Matters Blog

Dread Grows as Harvest Nears

Technically Speaking

The End is Near for Cotton

Fundamentally Speaking

MN Corn Ear/Plant Ratio

Ag Policy Blog

CoBank to Lead New Rural Investment Fund

Minding Ag's Business

Fat-Cat Rents Most Vulnerable

Ag Weather Forum

Southwest Water Loss Is Incredible

Ethanol Blog

Spot Ethanol Edges Up on Oversold Market, Logistics

Production Blog

Four-Leaf Soy Surprise

Harrington's Sort & Cull

Radically Short-Bought

South America Calling

Brazil's Soybean Market Firm

An Urban's Rural View

Why Interest Rates Could Rise Sooner Than Expected

Machinery Chatter

Great Plains Short Disk Shows Global Influence

Editors' Notebook

Leapfrog to Harvest

Contract Month Last Chg High Low
ELEC. CORN[10] Sep-14 365'6 -2'0 368'4 365'6
Dec-14 374'4 -2'2 377'2 374'4
ELEC. SOYBEANS[10] Aug-14 1233'6 -2'6 1242'2 1233'4
Nov-14 1105'0 -2'6 1116'4 1105'0
ELEC. WHEAT[10] Sep-14 533'0 -1'6 535'2 532'4
Dec-14 555'4 -2'2 557'6 555'0
ELEC. HRW WHEAT[10] Sep-14 624'6 -0'6 625'4 624'4
Dec-14 639'4 -0'6 640'4 639'2
ELEC. HRS WHEAT[10] Sep-14 620'0 -1'2 621'0 620'0
Dec-14 629'2 -1'4 630'2 629'0
LIVE CATTLE[10] Aug-14 159.050s -0.050 160.200 158.350
Oct-14 159.075s -0.725 160.700 158.250
FEEDER CATTLE[10] Aug-14 220.175s 1.925 220.525 219.250
Sep-14 221.200s 1.950 221.700 220.250
MILK CLASS III[10] Jul-14 21.53s 0.00 --- ---
Sep-14 21.07s 0.35 21.10 21.10
ELEC. COTTON # 2[10] Oct-14 65.30 -0.06 65.30 65.30
Dec-14 65.45 -0.43 65.99 65.43
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 5:43 AM CDT    *Quotes are in market time.
Delay is indicated in brackets.
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Reporter's Notebook
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Route 66 - 4
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  • The New Dicamba At an event exhibiting the company's soon-to-arrive Dicamba-tolerant soybean trait, Monsanto repr...
  • Racing the Clock For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four...
  • Hay Baling Safety Important Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of t...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collabo...
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Markets
DTN Closing Grain Comments Soybeans Rally on Dry Forecast, Exports 7/28 1:55PM
November soybeans closed higher Monday, spurred on by a lack of rain in the five-day forecast, just as soybeans are heading into their critical pod-setting stage, and news from USDA of a large new-crop sale to China. Corn prices also closed higher with influence from Monday's buying in beans.
Weather
Rain Tuesday for West, Southwest Areas 7/28 3:10PM
Rain is expected Tuesday for the central and southern Rockies and for the southwestern Plains. Elsewhere will by dry to very dry.
Crops
The New Dicamba Change Up Spray Habits 7/16 5:16PM
At an event exhibiting the company's soon-to-arrive Dicamba-tolerant soybean trait, Monsanto representatives stressed the importance that good spraying stewardship must play in a future full of different herbicide-tolerant crops.
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
"Easy Money Times Over" Cautious Tone for Ag Outlook 7/16 10:33AM
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.
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
McCarthy: Dispelling 'Myths' EPA Administrator Reaches Out on Waters of the U.S. Rule
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 Battles Bugs, Soy Rust; Iowa Farmers Add to Cattle Herd
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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.