Markets

Previous Open High Low Last Change Close
ETHANOL Apr '19 1.382 1.403 1.421 1.401 1.417 0.035
ETHANOL May '19 1.381 1.403 1.421 1.395 1.405 0.024
ETHANOL Jun '19 1.380 1.377 1.377 1.360 1.385 0.005 1.385
CORN May '19 373'2 374'0 375'4 370'6 372'0 -1'2
CORN Jul '19 382'2 383'0 384'4 380'2 381'4 -0'6
CORN Sep '19 388'6 389'2 390'2 387'2 388'2 -0'4
SOYBEANS May '19 909'2 910'0 911'4 903'4 905'4 -3'6
SOYBEANS Jul '19 923'0 923'0 925'0 917'0 919'2 -3'6
SOYBEANS Aug '19 928'6 929'4 930'0 923'2 925'2 -3'4
WHEAT May '19 462'2 463'2 464'0 456'4 458'4 -3'6
WHEAT Jul '19 468'2 469'4 469'6 463'2 465'2 -3'0
WHEAT Sep '19 476'6 477'4 478'0 472'4 474'0 -2'6
LIVE CATTLE Apr '19 129.100 129.250 129.700 128.475 128.875 -0.225
LIVE CATTLE Jun '19 121.925 121.700 122.275 121.575 122.025 0.100
LIVE CATTLE Aug '19 117.725 117.575 117.950 117.400 117.750 0.025
LEAN HOGS Apr '19 68.800 69.625 70.225 67.525 69.650 0.850
LEAN HOGS May '19 77.900 78.800 79.525 77.350 78.450 0.550
LEAN HOGS Jun '19 86.525 88.325 88.875 85.325 86.675 0.150
SOYBEAN MEAL May '19 3108 3110 3119 3090 3097 -11
SOYBEAN MEAL Jul '19 3145 3149 3155 3128 3135 -10
SOYBEAN MEAL Aug '19 3160 3163 3170 3145 3151 -9
CANADIAN DOLLAR Mar '19 0.749300 0.749800 0.751750 0.749250 0.750100 0.000800
CANADIAN DOLLAR Apr '19 0.749800 0.749950 0.751450 0.749800 0.751150 0.001350
CANADIAN DOLLAR May '19 0.750350 0.750550 0.751350 0.750550 0.750550 0.000200
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DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

Average retail prices for five of the fertilizers DTN tracks were slightly lower than last month, while two were slightly higher.Read more

EPA Adds to Rural Woes

The EPA on Thursday announced an additional five small-refinery exemptions to the Renewable Fuel Standard, raising the total approved for 2016 and 2017 to 53.Read more

Listen to the Land -- 9

Young farmer Brian Martin doesn't believe he has to settle for the soils his family has farmed for three generations.Read more

NASS Changing August Crop Data

On Tuesday, NASS announced 2019 program changes for its surveys and reports. Among the changes announced, NASS eliminated its "Objective Yield" survey -- a field survey -- for corn and soybeans, as well as for cotton outside of the state of Texas. A NASS official said the field survey in August is often still early in the season, and NASS will maintain field surveys for other months.Read more

Kub's Den

Volatile price movements in wheat and lean hog futures have likely been driven by speculative traders shedding some of their accumulated bearish trend-following positions. There are implications for other ag markets with big "managed money" positions built up over the past month.Read more

Prepare to See Spots

"We will see it this year -- it's just a matter of how heavy the disease pressure will be," one agronomist cautions.Read more

Cash Market Moves

Increasing water levels as a result of heavy rain in the Mississippi and Ohio river valleys prompted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to open the Bonnet Carre Spillway on Feb. 27 to regulate the flow of the Mississippi river through the greater New Orleans area.Read more

Budget Plan Tightens Ag Spending

The White House budget proposal for FY 2020 would tighten farmer eligibility for crop insurance and USDA commodity programs as part of an array of proposed cuts to USDA that would top $5.4 billion in savings for taxpayers. Overall, though, President Trump's budget would continue higher annual federal deficits throughout the next decade.Read more

Listen to the Land - 8

To make big soil improvements, these brothers had to think small.Read more