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Dec 19 Corn closed at $4.3575/bushel, up $0.06 from yesterday's close.  Sep 19 Wheat closed at $5.025/bushel, up $0.09 from yesterday's close.  Nov 19 Soybeans closed at $9.1925/bushel, up $0.2025 from yesterday's close.  Dec 19 Soymeal closed at $317.5/short ton, up $4.7 from yesterday's close.  Dec 19 Soyoil closed at 28.56 cents/lb up 0.51 cents from yesterday's close.  Oct 19 Live Cattle closed at $108.5/cwt up $0.25 from yesterday's close.  Aug 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $139.975/cwt up $0.55 from yesterday's close.  Aug 19 Lean Hogs closed at $83.875/cwt up $1.1 from yesterday's close.  Aug 19 WTI Crude Oil closed at $56.09/barrel up $0.79 from yesterday's close.   ...

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feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

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Mar 20 Corn closed at $3.81/bushel, up $0.0325 from yesterday's close.  Mar 20 Wheat closed at $5.325/bushel, up $0.0225 from yesterday's close.  Jan 20 Soybeans closed at $9.075/bushel, up $0.0925 from yesterday's close.  Jan 20 Soymeal closed at $296.9/short ton, up $2.7 from y...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

CBOT markets were sharply higher overnight after news of a pending U.S.-China trade deal. Soybeans posted an amazing 13½ cent overnight gain while corn finished the night session up 5½ cents. Wheat added 3-5 cents in similarly enthusiastic trade.  The day session saw prices m...

Turnaround 2020

The actual agricultural purchases to be made by China next year remains unclear with officials in Beijing failing to confirm President Trump’s boast about huge purchases. There is a press account citing an unnamed Chinese official oddly saying that there will be more imports of American w...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

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Mar 20 Corn closed at $3.81/bushel, up $0.0325 from yesterday's close.  Mar 20 Wheat closed at $5.325/bushel, up $0.0225 from yesterday's close.  Jan 20 Soybeans closed at $9.075/bushel, up $0.0925 from yesterday's close.  Jan 20 Soymeal closed at $296.9/short ton, up $2.7 from y...

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Congress is hitting the home stretch and policy making is at a frenzied paced. Following is a recap and some thoughts on implications. At this point, there are few details available as there are many moving parts. It will be a long weekend for policymakers and their staffs, and many long hours...

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