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  Spreadsheet of the MonthCommodities Find Favor from Fund Managers Again

The smart money said 2014 was supposed to be another bad year for commodities. But a funny thing happened this winter.
 
Weekly Analysis
   
The Buzz
  Spreadsheet of the MonthThe Buzz: USDA Set Stage For New Crop Battles

Reports are friendly for corn and soybeans, but prices can't hold gains
 
Market Commentary
 
Morning Market Review by Bryce Knorr Morning Market Review by Bryce Knorr 
Soybeans higher for fourth day, exports awaited. (Comments are updated by 7:30 a.m. Central Time) 
Afternoon Recap by Bob Burgdorfer Afternoon Recap by Bob Burgdorfer 
Corn, soybeans end lower ahead of three-day weekend 
Livestock Call by John Otte Livestock Call by John Otte 
Fed cattle futures ease lower as cash trade slips $1 on adequate supply, hog futures rally on PEDV death loss concerns 
 
Spreadsheet of the Month
  Spreadsheet of the MonthImproving Field Efficiency

Tool examines machine operation costs relative to field size, shape.



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Farm Futures Blogs
This Business of FarmingThis Business of Farming Read latest updates on Twitter
Better management skills will come in handy when financial stress hits the farm
DC DialogueDC Dialogue 
Vermont Senate action GMO labeling takes choice away from consumers.
Defending AgricultureDefending Agriculture 
Accepting the government's definition of 'tributary' would vastly expand its regulatory power
South American Crop WatchSouth American Crop Watch 
As soybean harvest winds down, farmers focus on second-crop corn
Finance FirstFinance First 
Build financial skills with the farm's next leaders
Ten Minute TechTen Minute Tech 
Is social media the right tool for the job?
Managing TalentManaging Talent 
Setting goals, providing feedback and positive reinforcement all contribute to a more successful employee, but it all begins with a good coach
Telling Your StoryTelling Your Story 
A trip to the local farm supply store serves as a reminder that misinformed people are everywhere, including agriculture
Between the FencerowsBetween the Fencerows 
The wheels of progress are moving slowly this spring
Smart OfficeSmart Office 
What the Heartbleed bug is and how to protect your information