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Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.83/bushel, up $0.0325 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.17/bushel, up $0.0325 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.215/bushel, up $0.0875 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $319/short ton, up $2.3 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soyoil closed at 28.64 cents/lb up 0.21 cents from yesterday's close.  Feb 19 Live Cattle closed at $121.925/cwt down $1.3 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $142.825/cwt down $1.625 from yesterday's close.  Feb 19 Lean Hogs closed at $61.95/cwt down $0.2 from yesterday's close.  Feb 19 WTI Crude Oil closed at $48.25/barrel up $1.16 from yesterday's close.   ...

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