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Friday, August 22, 2014 10:50AM CDT Chris Clayton continues looking at the state of agriculture along historic Route 66, dubbed "The Mother Road" by novelist John Steinbeck. In his seventh installment, Clayton visits New Mexico and sees how the road and agriculture have changed for some farm families who have lived in the state for decades, but other farmers are still being attracted to settle down and do business there.
Thursday, August 21, 2014 2:59PM CDT The beef industry working group has largely been a quiet affair. That was by design because groups didn't want to fight in the press. But leaders of the Ranchers-Cattlemen's Action Legal Fund complained about the process because the group has been excluded from the talks. Now, NFU members are willing to abandon the discussions.
Thursday, August 21, 2014 2:58PM CDT Chris Clayton continues looking at the state of agriculture along historic Route 66, dubbed "The Mother Road" by novelist John Steinbeck. In his sixth installment, Clayton profiles a feedyard operator who is seeing more rain in his area, along with better crops and grazing conditions. However, rail costs are rising, and changing basis at local elevators is affecting the Texas cattle business.
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DTN Market Headlines
Corn is higher at 6 a.m. (CT); soybeans are higher; wheat is higher.
Lean hog contracts should open moderately higher, supported by follow-through buying and late-week profit taking. The cattle complex seems set to begin with mixed process as traders position ahead of cash news and the August 1 on feed report.
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