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Stocks closed lower on Wednesday, led by sharp declines in health-care companies as outrage over the steep price hikes for Mylan's EpiPens escalates.

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Shelby County, Iowa, farmer Amy McLaughlin (far right) talks to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (far left) about how high CRP rental rates are making it hard for younger farmers such as herself to lease ground where she lives. McLaughlin knows about the rental rates because she also works at the local FSA office. (DTN photo by Chris Clayton)
Posted by Chris Clayton

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack held a roundtable Wednesday with a mix of young and beginning Iowa farmers. The farmers used the forum to talk about their success or complications with various USDA programs, but there were also a lot of complaints about CRP rental rates and finding access...

What DTN Is Watching


Moderate to heavy rain is in store for the northern and central Midwest Wednesday. This is a continuation of rain that brought flooding to the western Midwest in the past 24 hours. We'll also see light rain in the Texas Panhandle and in the Canadian Prairies, with a dry pattern elsewhere. Temperatures will be cool north, seasonal central and hot south.


Grain traders are looking at a day with little fresh news to provide direction. Financial markets will take a look at July existing home sales data set for release Wednesday morning while waiting on Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen's speech Friday.