Markets

Previous Open High Low Last Change Close
ETHANOL Feb '20 1.341 1.336 1.336 1.322 1.325 -0.016 1.325
ETHANOL Mar '20 1.364 1.364 1.374 1.340 1.346 -0.018 1.343
ETHANOL Apr '20 1.387 1.377 1.377 1.377 1.366 -0.021 1.366
CORN Mar '20 387'4 387'4 391'0 386'6 388'6 1'2 388'6
CORN May '20 393'4 393'4 396'4 392'2 394'2 0'6 394'2
CORN Jul '20 399'2 399'0 401'6 397'6 399'2 0'0 399'2
SOYBEANS Mar '20 916'0 917'0 922'0 913'2 913'6 -2'2 913'6
SOYBEANS May '20 929'6 931'6 935'4 927'0 927'4 -2'2 927'4
SOYBEANS Jul '20 943'4 944'2 949'2 940'6 941'2 -2'2 941'2
WHEAT Mar '20 581'4 581'4 592'4 574'4 577'6 -3'6 577'6
WHEAT May '20 581'0 581'2 590'6 574'4 577'2 -3'6 577'2
WHEAT Jul '20 580'4 580'0 589'0 574'2 576'6 -3'6 576'6
LIVE CATTLE Feb '20 126.375 126.375 126.475 125.900 126.175 -0.200 126.175
LIVE CATTLE Apr '20 127.225 127.225 127.275 126.475 126.775 -0.450 126.775
LIVE CATTLE Jun '20 119.175 119.175 119.175 118.375 118.450 -0.725 118.450
LEAN HOGS Feb '20 67.350 67.625 67.950 66.900 67.550 0.200 67.550
LEAN HOGS Apr '20 73.825 74.150 74.900 73.275 74.525 0.700 74.525
LEAN HOGS May '20 80.350 80.850 80.900 80.700 80.850 0.500 80.850
SOYBEAN MEAL Mar '20 2991 2991 2998 2974 2979 -12 2979
SOYBEAN MEAL May '20 3038 3037 3041 3020 3025 -13 3025
SOYBEAN MEAL Jul '20 3085 3082 3087 3065 3069 -16 3069
CANADIAN DOLLAR Feb '20 0.765050 0.764450 0.767700 0.760450 0.761150 -0.003900 0.760850
CANADIAN DOLLAR Mar '20 0.765050 0.765050 0.767100 0.760250 0.761050 -0.004000 0.760850
CANADIAN DOLLAR Apr '20 0.765100 0.766650 0.760650 0.760900 -0.004200 0.760900
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