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Thank you again to everyone who helped with the CHS Harvest for Hunger campaign in March. We hope to see checks arrive soon from CHS, Inc. and we will the get them distributed as soon as possible.

CHS Eastern Farmer's totals for this year were:

$29,326 in donations to be given to Feeding South Dakota & Second Harvest Heartland (designated for Rock Cnty)

5,973 pounds of food

In addition, we will receive the following bonus contributions from CHS:

$9,900 ($75 per employee)

$2,500 (additional bonus for collecting donations over $100/employee)

$1,000 (additional bonus - Midwest Region was #1 and received $10,000 bonus overall)


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Quotes retrieved on July 25, 2014, 03:55:28 AM CDT
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Brandon, South Dakota (57005)

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Wheat -

Wheat futures gains evaporated, similar to what happened in corn. The three markets closed 2 to 5 cents lower. The Spring Wheat Tour projected

Lean Hogs -

Lean hogs posted triple digit loses today, down $.90 to $2.87. December futures touched limit down. The average pork carcass cutout value was $1.29

Cotton -

Cotton futures closed 138 to 237 lower today. Volume jumped with the new selling (technically bearish). Estimated volume was 28,400 contracts vs.

Cattle -

Cattle futures settled 5 to 75 cents higher, extending their market into life of contract and all time highs. Feeder futures were surprisingly

Soybeans -

Soybean futures settled 6 to 9 3/4 higher, with September the strongest. Meal futures were up another $3.80/ton to support the rally, but soy oil

Corn -

Corn futures were unable to sustain early gains and closed 1/2 to 1 1/4 lower in “buy the rumor, sell the fact” action following

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