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Posted by Liubov Georges

New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures and Brent traded on the Intercontinental Exchange accelerated a selloff in afternoon trade Friday, with both crude benchmarks finishing a volatile week at their lowest points since early January.

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While it is impossible to completely child-proof a farm, there are certain safety practices that should be implemented. These include supervising children around livestock. (DTN file photo by Russ Quinn)
Posted by Russ Quinn

The idyllic lifestyle of rural living attracts many people to raise children on farms. While many believe raising kids in rural areas is safer, there are also many hazards including farm machinery, livestock, flowing grain and agricultural chemicals.

What DTN Is Watching

USDA's cattle on-feed report for September 1 is the only significant report Friday and is expected to stay close to last year's total of 11.23 million head. Traders will continue to keep track of weather, outside market news, events from Ukraine and any word regarding the vote on the rail workers' contracts.


A weak system is moving through the Corn Belt on Friday. Areas of isolated showers and a few thunderstorms are expected as the system drifts eastward. Showers may produce a few delays to the ongoing corn and soybean harvest, but not much. Cooler temperatures to the north oppose hot temperatures that continue across the south. Winter wheat areas in Kansas and Nebraska have seen a few showers this week, but conditions continue to be poor for most areas.