Markets

Previous Open High Low Last Change Close
ETHANOL Jun '19 1.380 1.399 1.411 1.384 1.392 0.012 1.392
ETHANOL Jul '19 1.388 1.407 1.419 1.393 1.400 0.012 1.400
ETHANOL Aug '19 1.400 1.422 1.422 1.401 1.412 0.012 1.412
CORN Jul '19 394'2 393'2 396'2 393'0 395'2 1'0 394'2
CORN Sep '19 402'6 402'0 404'6 401'4 404'0 1'2 402'6
CORN Dec '19 410'4 409'4 412'4 409'2 412'2 1'6 410'4
SOYBEANS Jul '19 822'0 819'4 830'4 819'0 829'2 7'2 822'0
SOYBEANS Aug '19 828'6 826'2 836'6 825'6 836'2 7'4 828'6
SOYBEANS Sep '19 835'4 833'0 843'2 833'0 843'2 7'6 835'4
WHEAT Jul '19 478'6 475'6 480'6 475'2 479'6 1'0 478'6
WHEAT Sep '19 486'0 482'4 488'0 482'4 486'6 0'6 486'0
WHEAT Dec '19 498'2 495'2 500'2 495'2 499'2 1'0 498'2
LIVE CATTLE Jun '19 111.350 111.850 111.875 110.400 110.850 -0.500 110.850
LIVE CATTLE Aug '19 108.525 108.875 109.325 107.725 108.275 -0.250 108.275
LIVE CATTLE Oct '19 108.500 108.825 109.575 107.900 108.300 -0.200 108.300
LEAN HOGS Jun '19 91.750 91.550 91.675 89.925 90.100 -1.650 90.100
LEAN HOGS Jul '19 93.000 92.750 93.375 91.025 91.375 -1.625 91.375
LEAN HOGS Aug '19 94.450 94.150 94.650 92.225 92.475 -1.975 92.475
SOYBEAN MEAL Jul '19 2953 2944 2970 2942 2966 13 2953
SOYBEAN MEAL Aug '19 2969 2962 2984 2962 2984 15 2969
SOYBEAN MEAL Sep '19 2988 2980 3006 2980 3006 18 2988
CANADIAN DOLLAR Jun '19 0.746600 0.746400 0.747050 0.746200 0.746550 -0.000050 0.746600
CANADIAN DOLLAR Jul '19 0.747150 0.747550 0.746850
CANADIAN DOLLAR Aug '19 0.747700 0.748100 0.747400
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USDA Weekly Crop Progress

Farmers took advantage of the short period of drier weather last week, but, nationwide, corn planting progress stood at only 49% complete as of Sunday, May 19, according to Monday's USDA NASS Crop Progress report.Read more

Cash Market Moves

For most of 2019, inclement weather has disrupted barge traffic along the Mississippi, Ohio and Arkansas rivers. This has caused year-to-date grain barge tonnages through the locking portions of the rivers to fall below the three-year average and last year, according to USDA.Read more

Trade Aid Questions Loom

USDA officials are working on a trade program as planting season continues across most of the country. The wet spring has led to expectations of higher prevented planting acres than normal. Those farmers could lose out on trade-aid payments if USDA structures the aid program based on actual production as the department did in 2018.Read more

Cattle Trader Alleges Packer Conspiracy

A Florida-based cattle trader has filed a class action lawsuit similar to action taken by Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund United Stockgrowers of America, or R-CALF USA, accusing the nation's largest meatpackers of conspiracy to drive down cattle prices.Read more

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DTN Field Roundup

Persistent wet weather, a slow planting pace and volatile markets are making #plant19 one for the memory books.Read more

View From the Cab

Our View From the Cab Farmers are hoping for more sunshine and planting time as the calendar days slip away.Read more

Trade Aid Could Reach $20B

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said late Wednesday that a second trade aid package for farmers may total $15 billion to $20 billion.Read more

EU Cancels US Ethanol Duty

U.S. ethanol producers received a bit of good news this week, as the European Union Commission canceled an anti-dumping duty in place on U.S. imports since 2013.Read more