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Bin Doors Slam Shut on Corn
Friday, November 21, 2014 2:33PM CST
The bin doors are closing on this year's corn crop and probably won't open again until spring. DTN Senior Analyst Darin Newsom explains some of the things farmers should be watching for in the meantime.
Immigration Order Shortfalls
Friday, November 21, 2014 11:33AM CST
Although President Barack Obama's executive action may provide some limited relief to agriculture workers, industry experts say the move falls far short in meeting labor needs.
DTN Distillers Grain Weekly Update
Friday, November 21, 2014 10:51AM CST
Since commodity prices and distillers grain prices are falling at a faster rate than alfalfa and forage prices, beef producers may be able to lower winter ration costs by replacing hay with corn and corn co-products.
View From the Cab
Thursday, November 20, 2014 5:36PM CST
Temperatures as low as 23 degrees Fahrenheit this week threatened View From the Cab farmer Jamie Harris' broccoli crop in the Florida Panhandle. The cold also created some challenges for Karen Johnson's family in western Iowa as they tended to livestock.

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Dec 381'4 369'6 370'4 -0'4
Mar 394'2 382'6 383'4 -1'0
May 403'0 391'4 392'4 -0'6
 
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Jan 1040'0 1013'4 1038'0 18'4
Mar 1047'2 1021'0 1045'2 18'0
May 1053'0 1028'0 1051'2 17'6
 
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Dec 589'4 580'0 583'4 -1'2
Mar 597'6 586'6 592'0 0'4
May 605'2 598'2 601'2 0'2
Jul 613'4 605'0 609'2 0'2
Sep 620'6 612'4 617'2 0'2
 
@LE - LIVE CATTLE - CME
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Dec 171.275 169.800 171.025 0.650
Feb 172.650 171.300 172.425 0.325
Apr 171.100 169.800 170.500 0.125
 
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Dec 90.900 90.050 90.675 -0.125
Feb 91.275 90.150 90.475 -0.450
Apr 93.150 92.250 92.775 0.200

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Sunrise: 7:35 Sunset: 4:49
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DTN Farm Business
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 11:51AM CST
The House Republican Steering Committee on Tuesday selected Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, as the chairman of the House Agriculture Committee in the next Congress. His election means that both top leaders on the House Agriculture Committee will be certified public accountants.

Monday, November 17, 2014 2:01PM CST
Farm lenders should halt their petty rivalry and focus on agriculture's best interest: Our nation needs both country banks and their Farm Credit cousins competing for rural borrowers.

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  • CORN (Mar 15) 383'4 -1'0 11/21/14   1:42 PM CST
  • CORN (May 15) 392'4 -0'6 11/21/14   1:42 PM CST
  • SOYBEANS (Jan 15) 1038'0 18'4 11/21/14   1:30 PM CST
  • SOYBEANS (Mar 15) 1045'2 18'0 11/21/14   1:30 PM CST
  • SOYBEANS (May 15) 1051'2 17'6 11/21/14   1:30 PM CST
  • HARD RED SPRING WHEAT (Dec 14) 583'4 -1'2 11/21/14   1:31 PM CST
  • HARD RED SPRING WHEAT (Mar 15) 592'0 0'4 11/21/14   1:31 PM CST
  • HARD RED SPRING WHEAT (May 15) 601'2 0'2 11/21/14   1:31 PM CST
  • HARD RED SPRING WHEAT (Jul 15) 609'2 0'2 11/21/14   1:31 PM CST
  • HARD RED SPRING WHEAT (Sep 15) 617'2 0'2 11/21/14   1:31 PM CST
  • LIVE CATTLE (Dec 14) 171.025 0.650 11/21/14   1:54 PM CST
  • LIVE CATTLE (Feb 15) 172.425 0.325 11/21/14   1:54 PM CST
  • LIVE CATTLE (Apr 15) 170.500 0.125 11/21/14   1:54 PM CST
  • LEAN HOGS (Dec 14) 90.675 -0.125 11/21/14   1:54 PM CST
  • LEAN HOGS (Feb 15) 90.475 -0.450 11/21/14   1:54 PM CST
  • LEAN HOGS (Apr 15) 92.775 0.200 11/21/14   1:53 PM CST

 
 
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