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In 1847 the United States crop irrigation began in Utah


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Friday, April 18, 2014 5:53PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Farmers are getting frustrated. Not only are they unable to empty their grain bins due to delayed railcar placements, but they are also concerned that rail delays will limit their ability to get fertilizer for spring field work.

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Closing the Sale
Thursday, April 24, 2014 10:12AM CDT
Reliability, resale value and ease of maintenance are the top three requirements for crop and livestock producers when buying equipment.
Clouds on TPP Horizon
Thursday, April 24, 2014 10:00AM CDT
Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations between Japan and the U.S. are getting bogged down.
Let The Tests Begin
Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:48AM CDT
Agronomist Dan Davidson turns his fields into mini science projects this time of year. Here's what he's doing and what he hopes to learn during this growing season.
When Corn Gets Cold
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 2:50PM CDT
Cool, wet weather in parts of the Corn Belt means growers may need to revisit DTN Contributing Agronomist Dan Davidson's thoughts on how corn deals with wet, cold soils.

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In 1902 the existence and function of hormones was discovered


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Jul 509'6 506'6 507'6 0'4
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Jun 136.650 136.300 136.450 0.600
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Agronomist Dan Davidson turns his fields into mini science projects this time of year. Here's what he's doing and what he hopes to learn during this growing season. See DTN Ag News. 1^Let The Tests Begin...

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 3:54PM CDT
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.

Thursday, April 17, 2014 9:22AM CDT
Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major correction in land values.

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  • SOYBEANS (May 14) 1475'6 3'6 4/25/14   2:14 AM CST
  • SOYBEANS (Jul 14) 1473'2 3'2 4/25/14   2:19 AM CST
  • SOYBEANS (Aug 14) 1414'2 4'6 4/25/14   2:07 AM CST
  • HARD RED SPRING WHEAT (May 14) 739'0 2'6 4/24/14   8:12 PM CST
  • HARD RED SPRING WHEAT (Jul 14) 739'4 0'0 4/25/14   1:23 AM CST
  • HARD RED SPRING WHEAT (Sep 14) 747'6     CST
  • HARD RED SPRING WHEAT (Dec 14) 759'0 2'0 4/24/14   7:39 PM CST
  • HARD RED SPRING WHEAT (Mar 15) 763'6 14'2 4/24/14   1:32 PM CST
  • LIVE CATTLE (Apr 14) 144.750 0.500 4/24/14   7:39 PM CST
  • LIVE CATTLE (Jun 14) 136.450 0.600 4/25/14   2:14 AM CST
  • LIVE CATTLE (Aug 14) 135.350 0.450 4/25/14   1:13 AM CST
  • LEAN HOGS (May 14) 122.000 - 0.900 4/25/14   1:20 AM CST
  • LEAN HOGS (Jun 14) 125.425 - 0.125 4/25/14   1:23 AM CST
  • LEAN HOGS (Jul 14) 123.550 - 0.400 4/25/14   1:18 AM CST

 
 
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