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Summary of Futures

Dec 19 Corn closed at $3.7525/bushel, down $0.035 from yesterday's close.  Dec 19 Wheat closed at $5.125/bushel, down $0.0425 from yesterday's close.  Jan 20 Soybeans closed at $9.365/bushel, up $0.09 from yesterday's close.  Dec 19 Soymeal closed at $305.6/short ton, up $6.7 from yesterday's close.  Dec 19 Soyoil closed at 31.43 cents/lb down 0.32 cents from yesterday's close.  Dec 19 Live Cattle closed at $119/cwt up $0 from yesterday's close.  Jan 20 Feeder Cattle closed at $145.775/cwt up $1.35 from yesterday's close.  Dec 19 Lean Hogs closed at $64.3/cwt down $0.475 from yesterday's close.  Dec 19 WTI Crude Oil closed at $56.88/barrel up $0.53 from yesterday's close.   ...

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Spread trade was the biggest feature of the day with traders rolling out of December contracts and into deferred contracts. December options expired this afternoon and there was a solid round of positioning/rolling contracts around that fact. Wheat futures were higher with no deliveries yet reg...

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