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07/31/2015 @ 2:10pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (Agriculture.com)--On Friday, the CME Group grains futures ended mostly lower, with soybeans giving up gains from earlier in the week, corn lower, and…
China Cancellation Hits Beans China Cancellation Hits Beans By: 07/31/2015 @ 11:11am At midday, the CME Group's corn and soybean contracts are trading lower.Aug. soybean futures are 6 cents lower at…
Soybean Complex Down at Open Soybean Complex Down at Open By: 07/31/2015 @ 8:53am Grain markets opened mixed Friday, hardly reversing a bearish month for grains. Shortly after the open, the Sept. corn…
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Fund Rallies Ruling The Markets By: 05/22/2015 @ 11:19am

Yes, the wheat market has rallied 60¢ since May 13. And yes, the corn and soybean markets have benefited in a small way. But the rallies are short-lived…

  • Women in Ag: When the Rain Doesn't Come - 08/01/2015 12:31 PM

    When the rain doesn't come they work twice as hard on the farm, which I didn't think was possible. When the rain doesn't come, the crops can't take advantage of the nutrients and fertilizer in the soil When the rain doesn't come, we worry if the seedlings will emerge, if the transplants will survive and if the crop will produce.

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  • Farm and Dairy's week in review: 8/1 - 08/01/2015 11:00 AM

    Here are this week’s top stories from Farm and Dairy: A cornfield on the Molly Caren Agricultural Center grounds in London, Ohio, is showing Buckeye pride, but there’s a reason for that. The field is actually a demonstration field for Ohio State University researchers to test new dual-hybrid precision ag.

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  • Technical Thoughts by SoyRoy - 07/31/2015 05:08 PM

    My philosophy has been that there is still time to avoid missing the good prices completely. At this point in the marketing year there are still at least two possibilities to avoid missing the harvest low that normally accompanies a big harvest. The importance of gaps in market history is that almost always there will be a retracement that fills the gap.

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  • Wheat Finds New Lows - 07/31/2015 05:04 PM

    Wheat spent most of the week grinding lower, barely coming up for air on Tuesday before getting another round of selling. The North Dakota spring wheat tour commenced this week, with a final yield estimate of 49.9 bu/acre, up from 48.6 last year and the 45.2 average. It appears that the very large crop coming from North Dakota will pretty much offset the losses from drought in Montana and Canada.

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  • Hog Outlook: Year to date slaughter is 7.5% above 2014 - 07/31/2015 03:27 PM

    The release of the prices received and prices paid indexes for livestock production in the latest Agricultural Prices report delivered this week is a reminder of the squeeze that has been occurring for the livestock sector in 2015. Thursday's average negotiated carcass price for plant delivered hogs was $74.57/cwt, up 30 cents from last week.

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  • American Farm Bureau Newsline - July 31, 2015 - 07/31/2015 03:00 PM

    FARM INCOMES FALLING TO NEW LOWS FOR GRAIN FARMERS For more information on Newsline, contact: Kari Barbic, Media Specialist, American Farm Bureau Federation, karib@fb.org . With the prices for corn, soybeans and wheat down from recent years, farm incomes across the Midwest are falling to new lows.

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  • GRAINS-Soybean, corn futures fall; wheat mixed - 07/31/2015 02:18 PM

    CHICAGO, July 31- Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures fell on Friday, pressured by profit-taking and the cancellation of an export deal with China, traders said. "The weather so far is non-threatening," said Don Roose, president of brokerage U.S. Chicago Board of Trade August soybeans settled down 9-1/ 2 cents at $9.80-3/ 4 a.

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  • Month-End Slide For Beans - 07/31/2015 02:10 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa (Agriculture.com)--On Friday, the CME Group grains futures ended mostly lower, with soybeans giving up gains from earlier in the week, corn lower, and wheat slightly higher. corn futures settled 2 1/4 cents lower at $3.71; Dec corn futures closed 2 1/2 cents lower at $3.81 1/4. Several factors weighed on prices Friday, says Al Kluis of Kluis Commodities.

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  • Video: Lock and Dam Tour - 07/31/2015 02:00 PM

    Have you ever been curious as to how your soybeans travel through the U.S. inland-waterway system. Come along on this virtual tour created by the soy checkoff that showcases how locks help move U.S. This video takes viewers on a quick tour to show how locks work and how the inland-waterway system contributes to the competitive advantage of U.S.

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  • Scientist studies emergent corn disease that could slash yields across the state - 07/31/2015 12:27 PM

    Virtually unseen in the United States for decades, Physoderma has reared its ugly head in Iowa cornfields with increasing regularity in recent years, said Alison Robertson, an associate professor of plant pathology and microbiology. The disease, caused by the fungus Physoderma maydis, first appeared in India in 1910 and turned up in the United States in 1911.

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  • China Cancellation Hits Beans - 07/31/2015 11:11 AM

    At midday, the CME Group's corn and soybean contracts are trading lower. soybean futures are 6 cents lower at $9.84 1/4, while the Nov. The soybean market gave back a gain of about a dime a bushel earlier in the week after a 200,000 metric ton cancellation in soybean purchases by China this morning, said Don Roose, an analyst with U.S.

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  • This Week's Biggest Stories 7/31 - 07/31/2015 11:10 AM

    8 Common Soybean Problems During Reproductive Stages Evidence of insect feeding, stunted pods or damage and discoloration to leaves and stems are all problems that can present themselves during the reproductive stages in soybeans. Pests, such as beetles or mites, may be the cause, but sometimes issues come from a virus or fungus.

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  • Transparent, electrically conductive network of encapsulated silver nanowires - 07/31/2015 09:20 AM

    The electrodes for connections on the "sunny side" of a solar cell need to be not just electrically conductive, but transparent as well. As a result, electrodes are currently made either by using thin strips of silver in the form of a coarse-meshed grid squeegeed onto a surface, or by applying a transparent layer of electrically conductive indium tin oxide (ITO) compound.

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  • Farewell To Bearish July - 07/31/2015 09:02 AM

    Today we bid farewell to another week and another month and I suspect most bulls will be happy to see this one finish. Even with the little overnight bounce we have, if we closed right now, for the week December corn would be down $.17, November beans $.15 and December wheat $.11. While there is ...

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  • Soybean Complex Down At Open - 07/31/2015 08:53 AM

    Shortly after the open, the Sept. corn futures are 3/4 cent higher at $3.74, Dec corn futures are 1/4 cent higher at $3.84. soybean futures are down 3 cents at $9.86 1/4. November beans are down 8 cents at $9.42. wheat futures are 3 3/4 cents higher at $5.00 1/2. soymeal futures are trading $2.00 per short ton lower at $340.70.

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  • National Farmers' Market Week in Iowa - 07/31/2015 08:34 AM

    Earlier in July, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack declared that Sunday, August 2 to Saturday, August 8 would be recognized asNational Farmers’ Market Week to promote and thank farmers for their contributions to the communities and abroad. Iowa, the largest corn-producing state in the United States, will also recognize farmers’ markets during National Farmers’ Market Week.

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  • Cotton Market Update - 07/31/2015 07:56 AM

    This entry was posted on July 31, 2015 at 8:56 am and is filed under Cotton, Economics. Tagged: ag economics, cotton. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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  • A Mixed, Weak Opening - 07/31/2015 07:54 AM

    On Friday, the CME Group's corn, soybean, and wheat markets are expected to open mixed. The early calls for the commodities on Friday, July 31, 2015, are even to slightly higher. Corn is seen opening 1-2 cents higher, soybeans 1-2 cents lower, and wheat 3-5 cents higher. corn futures contract traded 1 1/4 cents higher at $3.74 1/2 per bushel.

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  • CGC Reminds Of Changes For Aug. 1 - 07/31/2015 07:41 AM

    The Canadian Grain Commission reminds the grain industry and producers about grain grading changes that come into effect on Aug. 1, 2015 in Western Canada. • Tolerances for red smudge in amber durum wheat will be removed and the total smudge tolerance for No. • The registration for the flaxseed variety, CDC Valour, will be cancelled effective Aug.

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  • Corn and soybeans firmed overnight - 07/31/2015 07:02 AM

    Corn futures were firmer in the overnight session approaching the end of the week. End-of-month consolidating by the funds is also likely to occur today as investors lift their eyes to August and to the Supply/Demand report due out on the 12th. Although extreme heat has been largely absent in ...

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  • Floor Talk July 29 At the close: At the close, the Sept. corn futures settled 7 1/4 cents lower at $3.67 3/4, Dec corn futures closed 7 1/4 cents lower at  $3.78…

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