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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:15PM CDT As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal farm support programs.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:45AM CDT Chris Clayton has been continuing his trip looking at the state of agriculture along historic Route 66, dubbed "The Mother Road" by novelist John Steinbeck. In his fifth installment, Clayton examines how modern-day Oklahoma farmers still battle droughts that once drove Dust Bowl farmers to use the highway to escape to what they hoped would be a better life in California.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 4:58PM CDT Commodity payments are largely capped at $125,000 per person. People must also report under $900,000 adjusted gross income annually to stay eligible for farm programs.
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DTN Market Matters Blog
Katie Micik
Markets Editor
Monday, August 18, 2014 7:29PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- As winter wheat harvest winds down (95% as of Aug. 10 according to USDA's latest Crop Progress report) and spring wheat harvest gears up (6%... [Read Full Blog]

Friday, August 8, 2014 7:17PM CDT
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 2:54PM CDT
Technically Speaking
Darin Newsom
DTN Senior Analyst
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 1:01PM CDT

The feeder cattle market has seen its fortunes change over the course of the last few weeks. As its weekly chart shows, the more active October contract has... [Read Full Blog]

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:31PM CDT
Monday, August 18, 2014 4:24PM CDT
Fundamentally Speaking
Joel Karlin
DTN Contributing Analyst
Thursday, August 7, 2014 2:18PM CDT

Despite a very dry second half of July, 2014 U.S. soybean crop ratings as of August 1 have only declined by 2% in the combined good or excellent categories... [Read Full Blog]

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 3:18PM CDT
Friday, August 1, 2014 12:42PM CDT
DTN Ag Policy Blog
Chris Clayton
DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 2:40AM CDT

Leaders in the National Farmers Union want the group to walk away from a three-year effort to reshape the beef-checkoff program.

Monday, August 18, 2014 1:18AM CDT
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 9:23PM CDT
Minding Ag's Business
Marcia Taylor
DTN Executive Editor
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 8:23PM CDT

Great Plains wheat growers were howling over USDA's decision to postpone a big promise in the 2014 farm bill, as DTN's Chris Clayton and Jerry Hagst... [Read Full Blog]

Monday, August 4, 2014 5:44PM CDT
Thursday, July 31, 2014 3:56PM CDT
DTN Ag Weather Forum
Bryce Anderson
DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 4:05PM CDT

The Monsoon rains would typical arrive along the south coast of India at about the 1st of June and would move into the Mumbai (Bombay) area by June 10th. Th... [Read Full Blog]

Thursday, August 14, 2014 3:27PM CDT
Monday, August 11, 2014 2:42PM CDT
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 7:32PM CDT

Ethanol prices see further market erosion Tuesday with losses of 1 to 1.8 cents per gallon developing. The focus in the ethanol complex broke out of the typ... [Read Full Blog]

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 5:30PM CDT
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 4:05PM CDT
DTN Production Blog
Pam Smith
Crops Technology Editor
Friday, August 15, 2014 7:13PM CDT

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- The signs that harvest is close go beyond the calendar date. I can smell it as I walk along the fencerows and hear it in the rustle o... [Read Full Blog]

Thursday, July 17, 2014 11:54AM CDT
Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:46PM CDT
Harrington's Sort & Cull
John Harrington
DTN Livestock Analyst
Friday, August 15, 2014 7:42PM CDT

After all these years, I'm beginning to wonder if I ever actually understood the concept of livestock hedging. Traditionally schooled that cash and futures... [Read Full Blog]

Friday, July 25, 2014 9:40PM CDT
Friday, July 18, 2014 10:22PM CDT
South America Calling
Alastair Stewart
South America Correspondent
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 2:56PM CDT

High soybean export premiums have led to extremely strong shipments over the last couple of months, prompting the Brazilian industry to raise its 2014 expor... [Read Full Blog]

Monday, August 18, 2014 7:33PM CDT
Friday, August 15, 2014 4:23PM CDT
An Urban’s Rural View
Urban Lehner
Editor Emeritus
Monday, August 18, 2014 6:37PM CDT

Texting while driving, watching television while ironing, trying to hit 98 mile-per-hour fastballs while blowing bubblegum bubbles -- multitasking, it seems... [Read Full Blog]

Friday, August 15, 2014 7:44PM CDT
Friday, August 8, 2014 2:10PM CDT
Machinery Chatter
Jim Patrico
Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 3:16PM CDT

No, this is not the University of Nebraska's spot in college football rankings. Although, that would certainly be okay with me and my fellow Husker fans. I... [Read Full Blog]

Thursday, August 14, 2014 8:43PM CDT
Thursday, August 7, 2014 3:36PM CDT
Canadian Markets
Cliff Jamieson
Canadian Grains Analyst
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 10:06PM CDT

Statistics Canada's Crop Condition Assessment Program (CCAP), a satellite crop monitoring program, releases yield estimates for four prairie crops each year... [Read Full Blog]

Monday, August 18, 2014 9:20PM CDT
Friday, August 15, 2014 9:41PM CDT
Editor’s Notebook
Greg D. Horstmeier
DTN Editor-in-Chief
Thursday, August 14, 2014 11:16AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- It's August and USDA has reiterated its monthly warning -- opinion? estimate? let's go with estimate -- that we've got some bumper corn and s... [Read Full Blog]

Friday, July 25, 2014 6:07PM CDT
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DTN Market Headlines
Corn is lower at 6 a.m. (CT); soybeans are lower; wheat is higher.
The live and feeder cattle pits seem likely to open significantly lower, pressure by follow-through selling and beef demand worries. Look for lean hog futures to start moderately lower thanks to the persistence of bearish fundamentals.
 
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