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Summary of Futures

Dec 23 Corn closed at $4.7625/bushel, up $0.0475 from yesterday's close.  Dec 23 Wheat closed at $5.84/bushel, down $0.0725 from yesterday's close.  Nov 23 Soybeans closed at $13.155/bushel, down $0.0125 from yesterday's close.  Dec 23 Soymeal closed at $389.2/short ton, up $1.3 from yesterday's close.  Dec 23 Soyoil closed at 60.29 cents/lb down 0.65 cents from yesterday's close.  Dec 23 Live Cattle closed at $190.475/cwt down $0.525 from yesterday's close.  Oct 23 Feeder Cattle closed at $259.35/cwt down $1.6 from yesterday's close.  Oct 23 Lean Hogs closed at $84.85/cwt up $1.6 from yesterday's close.  Nov 23 WTI Crude Oil closed at $90.85/barrel up $0.27 from yesterday's close.  &nbs...

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