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Dec 18 Corn closed at $3.4325/bushel, down $0.0475 from yesterday's close.  Dec 18 Wheat closed at $5.105/bushel, up $0.0425 from yesterday's close.  Nov 18 Soybeans closed at $8.14/bushel, down $0.095 from yesterday's close.  Dec 18 Soymeal closed at $303.3/short ton, down $2.4 from yesterday's close.  Dec 18 Soyoil closed at 27.37 cents/lb down 0.33 cents from yesterday's close.  Oct 18 Live Cattle closed at $113.225/cwt down $0.2 from yesterday's close.  Oct 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $158.025/cwt down $1.15 from yesterday's close.  Oct 18 Lean Hogs closed at $59.175/cwt up $2.725 from yesterday's close.  Oct 18 WTI Crude Oil closed at $69.84/barrel up $0.93 from yesterday's close.  &...

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