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Summary of Futures

Mar 20 Corn closed at $3.835/bushel, up $0.0425 from yesterday's close.  Mar 20 Wheat closed at $5.5875/bushel, up $0.025 from yesterday's close.  Mar 20 Soybeans closed at $8.82/bushel, up $0.01 from yesterday's close.  Mar 20 Soymeal closed at $289.3/short ton, up $1.1 from yesterday's close.  Mar 20 Soyoil closed at 30.97 cents/lb down 0.27 cents from yesterday's close.  Apr 20 Live Cattle closed at $119.8/cwt up $0.05 from yesterday's close.  Mar 20 Feeder Cattle closed at $135.2/cwt down $0.7 from yesterday's close.  Apr 20 Lean Hogs closed at $66.25/cwt up $1.375 from yesterday's close.  Mar 20 WTI Crude Oil closed at $50.41/barrel down $0.54 from yesterday's close.   ...

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