Markets

Previous Open High Low Last Change Close
ETHANOL Jun '21 2.340 2.340 0.000 2.340
ETHANOL Jul '21 2.340 2.340 0.000 2.340
ETHANOL Aug '21 2.260 2.330 2.330 2.330 2.260 0.000 2.260
CORN May '21 753'2 761'0 767'4 753'2 753'2 0'0
CORN Jul '21 708'4 709'4 722'4 709'2 711'0 2'4
CORN Sep '21 631'0 633'0 642'0 631'6 633'6 2'6
SOYBEANS May '21 1582'0 1590'4 1605'2 1589'6 1599'0 17'0
SOYBEANS Jul '21 1542'2 1547'0 1567'6 1543'0 1556'0 13'6
SOYBEANS Aug '21 1491'4 1495'6 1513'6 1492'2 1503'2 11'6
WHEAT May '21 755'6 761'0 761'0 753'4 753'4 -2'2
WHEAT Jul '21 744'4 746'6 754'6 735'4 737'4 -7'0
WHEAT Sep '21 744'0 746'0 753'6 735'6 738'0 -6'0
LIVE CATTLE Jun '21 113.025 113.450 114.550 113.100 114.425 1.400 114.425
LIVE CATTLE Aug '21 116.625 116.950 118.000 116.675 117.725 1.100 117.725
LIVE CATTLE Oct '21 121.750 122.000 123.375 121.750 123.100 1.350 123.100
LEAN HOGS May '21 111.150 111.050 111.525 110.650 111.375 0.225 111.375
LEAN HOGS Jun '21 113.550 113.950 114.575 112.550 114.425 0.875 114.425
LEAN HOGS Jul '21 113.425 113.875 114.725 112.500 114.475 1.050 114.475
SOYBEAN MEAL May '21 4243 4274 4278 4274 4278 35
SOYBEAN MEAL Jul '21 4244 4253 4301 4250 4267 23
SOYBEAN MEAL Aug '21 4191 4199 4240 4192 4206 15
CANADIAN DOLLAR May '21 0.814350 0.816800 0.817250 0.816450 0.816800 0.002450
CANADIAN DOLLAR Jun '21 0.814350 0.815200 0.817400 0.813750 0.817350 0.003000
CANADIAN DOLLAR Jul '21 0.814400 0.814250 0.817350 0.814250 0.816250 0.001850
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EPA Chief Visits Iowa

EPA Administrator Michael Regan, along with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, toured the Lincolnway Energy ethanol plant near Nevada, Iowa, and hosted a roundtable discussion with producers. Ethanol producers made the case that the Biden administration shouldn't put all of its stock in electric vehicles. Regan also later visited a Superfund site in downtown Des Moines.Read more

DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

Retail fertilizer prices inched upward compared to last month, a potential sign that months of rapid increases have come to an end.Read more

Kub's Den

The price gains seen for corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, canola, oats and any other plantable commodity this spring are part of a broader phenomenon inflating most other commodity sectors at the same time.Read more

Corps: Keep Dakota Access Pipeline Open

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers told a federal court the Dakota Access pipeline should remain open pending an environmental review that could last until March 2022.Read more

Nitrogen Calculations: Getting it Right

Nitrogen math and tools help farmers calculate optimum N rates.Read more

Hearing Looks at Overtime Exclusions

A congressional hearing Monday highlighted overtime exclusions in the Fair Labor Standards Act, going back to 1938, that Democratic witnesses said were meant to affect people of color. Monday's hearing focused on farmworkers, domestic workers and restaurant workers who rely on tips.Read more

USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report

U.S. corn was 46% planted and soybeans were 24% planted as of Sunday, May 2, USDA NASS reported on Monday.Read more

EPA Asks Court to Vacate RFS Exemptions

During the same week the EPA presented oral arguments to the Supreme Court in a small-refinery exemptions case, the agency asked a federal appeals court to vacate three exemptions granted by the Trump administration.Read more

Survey Shows Grazing Land Stewardship

The results of a recent survey of cattle producers show most care for the environment with their various grazing and pasture and rangeland management practices. Producers also showed great knowledge of how beneficial organisms, such as dung beetles and earthworms, help to keep the grassland ecosystem well balanced.Read more