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Summary of Futures

Jul 20 Corn closed at $3.2825/bushel, down $0.0425 from yesterday's close.  Jul 20 Wheat closed at $4.85/bushel, up $0.0375 from yesterday's close.  Jul 20 Soybeans closed at $8.7625/bushel, down $0.0025 from yesterday's close.  Jul 20 Soymeal closed at $286.5/short ton, down $0.5 from yesterday's close.  Jul 20 Soyoil closed at 28.35 cents/lb down 0.17 cents from yesterday's close.  Aug 20 Live Cattle closed at $95.125/cwt down $0.275 from yesterday's close.  Aug 20 Feeder Cattle closed at $131.75/cwt down $0.8 from yesterday's close.  Aug 20 Lean Hogs closed at $51.1/cwt down $1.7 from yesterday's close.  Aug 20 WTI Crude Oil closed at $40.72/barrel up $0.89 from yesterday's close.  &n...

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