Markets

Previous Open High Low Last Change Close
ETHANOL Jan '20 1.344 1.359 1.374 1.347 1.368 0.024 1.368
ETHANOL Feb '20 1.364 1.378 1.388 1.378 1.388 0.024 1.388
ETHANOL Mar '20 1.384 1.408 0.024 1.408
CORN Mar '20 381'0 383'4 386'6 383'2 386'2 5'2
CORN May '20 388'0 390'2 393'2 390'2 393'0 5'0
CORN Jul '20 393'6 395'4 398'6 395'2 398'4 4'6
SOYBEANS Jan '20 907'4 912'4 917'2 912'4 915'2 7'6
SOYBEANS Mar '20 921'4 927'0 931'2 926'4 929'6 8'2
SOYBEANS May '20 935'2 939'6 944'0 939'6 943'0 7'6
WHEAT Mar '20 532'4 534'6 539'0 534'6 538'6 6'2
WHEAT May '20 534'6 537'0 541'0 537'0 540'6 6'0
WHEAT Jul '20 537'6 539'0 543'0 539'0 543'0 5'2
LIVE CATTLE Dec '19 120.425 120.725 122.625 120.475 122.375 1.950 122.375
LIVE CATTLE Feb '20 125.100 125.450 127.900 125.275 127.550 2.450 127.550
LIVE CATTLE Apr '20 126.200 126.500 128.450 126.350 128.200 2.000 128.200
LEAN HOGS Dec '19 61.000 60.750 60.825 60.275 60.475 -0.525 60.475
LEAN HOGS Feb '20 68.650 69.500 71.550 68.700 69.500 0.850 69.500
LEAN HOGS Apr '20 74.625 75.650 77.450 75.150 76.225 1.600 76.225
SOYBEAN MEAL Jan '20 2969 2982 3000 2981 2997 28
SOYBEAN MEAL Mar '20 3013 3025 3043 3025 3040 27
SOYBEAN MEAL May '20 3047 3063 3077 3062 3074 27
CANADIAN DOLLAR Dec '19 0.758400 0.758900 0.761000 0.758400 0.761000 0.002600
CANADIAN DOLLAR Jan '20 0.758600 0.759500 0.761150 0.759350 0.760500 0.001900
CANADIAN DOLLAR Feb '20 0.758700 0.760850 0.758950
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