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Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.7975/bushel, up $0.04 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.1375/bushel, up $0.07 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.1275/bushel, up $0.0575 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $316.7/short ton, up $1.8 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soyoil closed at 28.43 cents/lb up 0.25 cents from yesterday's close.  Feb 19 Live Cattle closed at $123.225/cwt down $0.3 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $144.45/cwt down $1.5 from yesterday's close.  Feb 19 Lean Hogs closed at $62.15/cwt up $0.45 from yesterday's close.  Feb 19 WTI Crude Oil closed at $47.11/barrel up $0.57 from yesterday's close.   ...

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