Markets

Previous Open High Low Last Change Close
ETHANOL May '19 1.332 1.327 1.335 1.327 1.333 0.001 1.333
ETHANOL Jun '19 1.346 1.351 1.351 1.343 1.347 0.001 1.347
ETHANOL Jul '19 1.356 1.363 1.363 1.363 1.357 0.001 1.357
CORN May '19 358'2 358'0 359'2 357'0 358'4 0'2 358'4
CORN Jul '19 367'0 366'4 367'6 365'6 367'2 0'2 367'2
CORN Sep '19 375'0 374'6 375'4 373'6 375'0 0'0 375'0
SOYBEANS May '19 879'0 878'6 882'0 876'4 880'4 1'4 880'4
SOYBEANS Jul '19 892'4 892'4 895'4 890'2 894'2 1'6 894'2
SOYBEANS Aug '19 898'4 898'4 901'0 896'2 900'0 1'4 900'0
WHEAT May '19 447'0 447'2 448'2 439'2 444'2 -2'6 444'2
WHEAT Jul '19 450'2 450'0 451'4 443'2 448'2 -2'0 448'2
WHEAT Sep '19 457'0 456'6 458'2 450'2 454'6 -2'2 454'6
LIVE CATTLE Apr '19 126.925 127.250 128.600 127.100 128.525 1.600 128.525
LIVE CATTLE Jun '19 122.375 122.625 122.775 121.625 122.675 0.300 122.675
LIVE CATTLE Aug '19 119.550 119.700 119.950 118.725 119.750 0.200 119.750
LEAN HOGS May '19 88.925 88.750 90.350 87.700 90.200 1.275 90.200
LEAN HOGS Jun '19 96.125 96.525 97.025 94.350 96.750 0.625 96.750
LEAN HOGS Jul '19 100.625 100.625 101.225 98.600 100.550 -0.075 100.550
SOYBEAN MEAL May '19 3039 3038 3048 3030 3032 -7 3032
SOYBEAN MEAL Jul '19 3076 3074 3085 3065 3068 -8 3068
SOYBEAN MEAL Aug '19 3088 3085 3097 3078 3080 -8 3080
CANADIAN DOLLAR May '19 0.749950 0.747500 0.748100 0.747000 0.747350 -0.002600 0.747350
CANADIAN DOLLAR Jun '19 0.750550 0.750150 0.750550 0.747250 0.748000 -0.002550 0.748000
CANADIAN DOLLAR Jul '19 0.751100 0.748550 -0.002550 0.748550
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To Find a Pigweed

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Pushing Back on Oil Refiners

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Taxlink

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Missouri River Floods Debate

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Property Taxes on the Farm

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Connect

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Cash Market Moves

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FCC Details 5G Expansion

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USDA Weekly Crop Progress

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