Markets

Previous Open High Low Last Change Close
ETHANOL Jul '20 1.310 1.310 0.000 1.310
ETHANOL Aug '20 1.295 1.319 1.340 1.319 1.319 0.024 1.319
ETHANOL Sep '20 1.285 1.309 0.024 1.309
CORN Jul '20 342'4 348'2 349'0 345'2 346'4 4'0 346'4
CORN Sep '20 343'4 349'2 350'0 345'4 346'4 3'0 346'4
CORN Dec '20 353'4 359'4 360'0 355'2 356'2 2'6 356'2
SOYBEANS Jul '20 892'4 897'4 901'4 897'0 898'4 6'0 898'4
SOYBEANS Aug '20 891'2 896'0 904'0 895'6 898'4 7'2 898'4
SOYBEANS Sep '20 890'0 895'2 905'0 895'2 899'0 9'0 899'0
WHEAT Jul '20 490'0 489'0 489'2 485'6 489'4 -0'4 489'4
WHEAT Sep '20 492'0 494'0 496'4 487'6 493'2 1'2 493'2
WHEAT Dec '20 499'6 501'6 504'2 496'0 501'0 1'2 501'0
LIVE CATTLE Aug '20 99.400 100.250 101.425 99.725 100.100 0.700 100.100
LIVE CATTLE Oct '20 102.675 103.350 104.800 103.100 103.925 1.250 103.925
LIVE CATTLE Dec '20 105.925 106.375 107.550 106.025 107.050 1.125 107.050
LEAN HOGS Jul '20 44.725 45.000 45.450 44.650 44.950 0.225 44.950
LEAN HOGS Aug '20 49.200 49.850 50.350 49.200 49.275 0.075 49.275
LEAN HOGS Oct '20 48.350 48.625 49.350 48.550 49.050 0.700 49.050
SOYBEAN MEAL Jul '20 2935 2959 2969 2942 2954 19 2954
SOYBEAN MEAL Aug '20 2962 2980 2994 2965 2978 16 2978
SOYBEAN MEAL Sep '20 2984 3000 3019 2990 3003 19 3003
CANADIAN DOLLAR Jul '20 0.738500 0.738800 0.738500
CANADIAN DOLLAR Aug '20 0.738550 0.738900 0.738600
CANADIAN DOLLAR Sep '20 0.738600 0.738750 0.738900 0.738600 0.738750 0.000150 0.738600
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Kub's Den

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Rural Health and COVID-19 - 1

In the first of a two-story package on how COVID-19 is affecting the rural health system, DTN Staff Reporter Todd Neeley looks at how and why some rural Iowa hospitals are seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases.Read more

Todd's Take

Because of how ag prices were depressed and financial prices were elevated in 2019, I found last year's economic mood highly similar to the year 2000. Unfortunately, the comparison continues into 2020.Read more

View From the Cab

Our 2020 View From the Cab farmers celebrate an independence to farm and take a break from it when they wish.Read more

Ag Role in House Climate Plan

After months of hearings, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released a 547-page report that focuses on "rapid development of wind, solar, energy efficiency and other zero-carbon energy sources." The plan, with a long list of proposals for agriculture, could provide a boost to biofuels and promote carbon sequestration markets, but industry groups such the Fertilizer Institute warn against higher production costs.Read more

EPA Holding Up on RFS Volumes

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said his agency doesn't plan to release proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes before Friday's federal holiday. The ethanol industry has been anticipating the release of those volume levels. Wheeler held a call Wednesday mainly to tout environmental provisions in the USMCA deal.Read more

Farm Progress, HHD Shows Canceled

Because of rising cases of COVID-19 in most of the United States, Farm Progress announced June 28 the 2020 Farm Progress Show is canceled after stating less than two weeks ago that the show would still happen. The 2020 Husker Harvest Days Show also is canceled.Read more

USMCA Goes Into Effect

With July starting, the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement goes into effect. It could boost agricultural exports about $2 billion.Read more

Grain Inspections Mixed

Soybean inspections were neutral while corn and wheat inspections were bearish in the latest USDA Export Inspections report.Read more