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This chart compares maximum gains to losses for December corn from 1990 to 2016 and shows a distinct difference between the two. Corn's gains tend to be fleeting while drawdowns tend to hang on to the end. (Source: DTN ProphetX)
Todd's Take
2/28/2017 | 7:00 AM CST
Iowa farmer Tim Burrack had a smile on his face during a break at the USDA Outlook conference last week, but he's concerned with the near-term forecasts for farm income and the production investments happening now by export-competing countries such as Argentina and Brazil. (DTN photo by Chris Clayton)
Not Liking Current Outlook
2/27/2017 | 8:39 AM CST
The Soil Health Partnership is one of the main organizations promoting soil-friendly practices. It dug this demonstration soil pit in Iowa as a learning tool. (Photo courtesy of Soil Health Partnership)
Underground Movement - 1
2/27/2017 | 11:36 AM CST
Wally Tyner built a research strategy that would take into account a wide range of variables. (Photo courtesy of Purdue Agricultural Communication/Tom Campbell)
Underground Movement - 2
2/27/2017 | 11:19 AM CST
Cattle can revitalize soils and awaken productivity lost in a monoculture environment. (Photo courtesy Allen Williams)
Pasture Regeneration
2/27/2017 | 4:49 PM CST
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November canola lost $2.60/metric ton in Monday's trade, although bounced back to the mid-point of the session's range after reaching the contract's lowest point since Jan. 16. Trade held above support in the $493.50 to $494.80/mt range, while the Nov/Jan spread (lower-study) is reported at minus $5.60/mt and can be viewed as a neutral response overall by commercial traders. (DTN graphic by Nick Scalise)

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