Markets

Previous Open High Low Last Change Close
ETHANOL May '17 1.592 1.570 1.570 1.550 1.558 -0.034 1.558
ETHANOL Jun '17 1.585 1.576 1.576 1.548 1.560 -0.025 1.560
ETHANOL Jul '17 1.573 1.560 1.565 1.541 1.551 -0.022 1.551
CORN May '17 362'0 360'0 361'2 355'4 358'0 -4'0 358'0
CORN Jul '17 369'2 367'6 369'0 363'4 366'4 -2'6 366'4
CORN Sep '17 376'2 375'0 376'4 371'0 374'2 -2'0 374'2
SOYBEANS May '17 945'6 945'0 947'0 941'4 945'2 -0'4 945'2
SOYBEANS Jul '17 957'2 956'4 958'4 952'4 956'2 -1'0 956'2
SOYBEANS Aug '17 959'2 958'6 960'6 954'4 958'2 -1'0 958'2
WHEAT May '17 413'4 413'0 418'4 413'0 418'4 5'0 418'4
WHEAT Jul '17 431'2 430'4 434'4 429'4 432'2 1'0 432'2
WHEAT Sep '17 444'4 444'2 447'4 442'6 445'6 1'2 445'6
LIVE CATTLE Apr '17 135.600 136.500 138.900 136.275 138.000 2.400 138.000
LIVE CATTLE Jun '17 121.525 122.425 124.225 120.575 124.025 2.500 124.025
LIVE CATTLE Aug '17 117.775 118.475 120.175 116.500 120.050 2.275 120.050
LEAN HOGS May '17 66.900 66.700 67.250 66.600 66.975 0.075 66.975
LEAN HOGS Jun '17 72.825 73.225 74.225 72.825 74.000 1.175 74.000
LEAN HOGS Jul '17 74.025 74.300 75.350 74.000 75.225 1.200 75.225
SOYBEAN MEAL May '17 3105 3100 3124 3093 3117 12 3117
SOYBEAN MEAL Jul '17 3148 3140 3167 3135 3158 10 3158
SOYBEAN MEAL Aug '17 3158 3155 3177 3146 3170 12 3170
CANADIAN DOLLAR May '17 0.734450 0.732200 0.732650 0.730700 0.731650 -0.002800 0.731650
CANADIAN DOLLAR Jun '17 0.734800 0.733850 0.734400 0.730550 0.732000 -0.002800 0.732000
CANADIAN DOLLAR Jul '17 0.735150 0.734600 0.734600 0.731900 0.732350 -0.002800 0.732350
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USACE Shut Out of WOTUS

A former official with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers told a U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday that his agency played little role in writing the waters of the United States rule.Read more

U.S. Not Pulling Out of NAFTA

Farm groups reacted swiftly to reports Wednesday that President Donald Trump may be considering an executive order to withdraw the U.S. from the North American Free Trade Agreement. The president sent out a statement late Wednesday indicating he would not do so.Read more

Cargill Exits Feedlots

Cargill's exit from the feedlot business follows a company trend in past two years.Read more

DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

Average retail fertilizer prices continued to be fairly steady with no significant moves either higher or lower the third week of April 2017. With the opening of Iowa Fertilizer Company's new nitrogen fertilizer production facility near Wever, Iowa, last week, farmers in the Midwest could potentially see lower prices for nitrogen fertilizer over time.Read more

Kub's Den

According to an ancient Latin proverb, "The farmer reaps with the plow." As important as planting date may be to an individual field's yield prospects, the U.S. corn and soybean futures markets seem largely unconcerned with planting season weather.Read more

Farm Bill Hopes

Federal lawmakers said they understand the challenges farmers face and are working toward passing a new farm bill this year. The difficulty, as always, is finding more money for programs while cutting others.Read more

Todd's Take

Last week's higher close in soybean oil may be an early sign of bullish change.Read more

View From the Cab

Continued rain in Iowa and northeast Oklahoma last week kept View From the Cab farmer Zack Rendel of Miami, Oklahoma, from starting his soybean planting and prevented Brent and Lisa Judisch of Cedar Falls, Iowa, from finishing planting the last 25% of their corn.Read more

Trump to Tout Perdue, Farmers

The new head of USDA will meet with a group of farmers to discuss the course of agriculture in this country.Read more