Markets

Previous Open High Low Last Change Close
ETHANOL Jul '17 1.497 1.510 1.510 1.503 1.503 0.006 1.503
ETHANOL Aug '17 1.501 1.500 1.514 1.500 1.504 0.003 1.504
ETHANOL Sep '17 1.499 1.505 1.512 1.503 1.502 0.003 1.502
CORN Jul '17 359'0 361'2 364'2 359'2 359'2 0'2 359'2
CORN Sep '17 367'2 369'0 372'4 367'4 367'6 0'4 367'6
CORN Dec '17 377'0 379'0 382'0 377'2 377'4 0'4 377'4
SOYBEANS Jul '17 906'6 909'0 918'0 909'0 911'2 4'4 911'2
SOYBEANS Aug '17 911'2 912'0 922'4 912'0 916'0 4'6 916'0
SOYBEANS Sep '17 912'4 913'2 923'4 913'2 917'2 4'6 917'2
WHEAT Jul '17 450'0 450'0 457'0 449'2 453'2 3'2 453'2
WHEAT Sep '17 465'4 466'0 472'4 465'0 469'0 3'4 469'0
WHEAT Dec '17 488'0 488'0 494'6 487'4 491'2 3'2 491'2
LIVE CATTLE Jun '17 121.475 121.725 121.775 119.100 119.600 -1.875 119.600
LIVE CATTLE Aug '17 118.275 118.550 118.800 114.950 115.025 -3.250 115.025
LIVE CATTLE Oct '17 115.275 115.500 115.550 112.325 112.775 -2.500 112.775
LEAN HOGS Jul '17 87.025 87.300 87.400 86.250 86.475 -0.550 86.475
LEAN HOGS Aug '17 78.675 79.000 79.225 77.775 78.550 -0.125 78.550
LEAN HOGS Oct '17 68.375 68.425 68.550 67.275 67.650 -0.725 67.650
SOYBEAN MEAL Jul '17 2941 2942 2962 2935 2940 -1 2940
SOYBEAN MEAL Aug '17 2960 2959 2981 2954 2958 -2 2958
SOYBEAN MEAL Sep '17 2968 2973 2991 2963 2967 -1 2967
CANADIAN DOLLAR Jul '17 0.760600 0.758800 0.758100
CANADIAN DOLLAR Aug '17 0.761000 0.759200 0.759200 0.759100 0.759200 -0.001800 0.761000
CANADIAN DOLLAR Sep '17 0.761400 0.759300 0.759700 0.758750 0.759400 -0.002000 0.761400
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Grain Inspections Bullish

Corn, soybean and wheat inspections were bullish again this week in this week's export inspections report.Read more

China Corn Acreage Down

Corn acreage in China will be down this year, but the question is exactly how much? Production estimates range from 7.7 billion bushels to as high as 8.46 billion bushels.Read more

Cash Market Moves

Last week, NGFA and others responded to the Surface Transportation Board's request for comments on improving procedures, saying that the nature of the SAC standard the board uses is the single greatest source of delay in processing SAC cases.Read more

Hoping for Premium Relief

Farmers aren't certain if they would fare better under the health care bill in the U.S. Senate, but they are looking for relief from a steady rise in premiums and wider spread of deductibles they've seen over the past several years.Read more

A Sickly Harvest

The outbreak of the disease, spread by grain curl mites, stems from poor volunteer wheat control last summer and a long, warm fall.Read more

Jury Rules Against Syngenta

A jury awarded 7,000 farmers $217.7 million in finding Syngenta at fault in the shipment of Viptera corn to China.Read more

Dicamba Drama

Arkansas sidestepped banning dicamba for the rest of the growing season Tuesday, but a voting error pulls the question back up again on Friday.Read more

Ag Lenders Take Caution

There are pockets of more severe financial strain, such as dryland wheat country in the western Plains and in the Southeast U.S., although lenders at last week's the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank's annual Ag Symposium did not report an excessive amount of troubled loans.Read more

Trump Salutes Ag

President Donald Trump used his trip to Iowa on Wednesday to hit on many of the issues important to farmers and ranchers.Read more