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Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.8475/bushel, up $0.0275 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.225/bushel, up $0.0125 from yesterday's close.  Jan 19 Soybeans closed at $9.1175/bushel, up $0.06 from yesterday's close.  Jan 19 Soymeal closed at $314.7/short ton, up $0.3 from yesterday's close.  Jan 19 Soyoil closed at 28.9 cents/lb up 0.33 cents from yesterday's close.  Feb 19 Live Cattle closed at $121.65/cwt up $1.475 from yesterday's close.  Jan 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $144.4/cwt down $0.1 from yesterday's close.  Feb 19 Lean Hogs closed at $66.05/cwt down $0.85 from yesterday's close.  Jan 19 WTI Crude Oil closed at $52.94/barrel down $0.01 from yesterday's close.   ...

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