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Summary of Futures

Dec 21 Corn closed at $5.7725/bushel, up $0.0775 from yesterday's close.  Dec 21 Wheat closed at $8.17/bushel, up $0.045 from yesterday's close.  Jan 22 Soybeans closed at $12.4425/bushel, up $0.2275 from yesterday's close.  Dec 21 Soymeal closed at $362.1/short ton, up $17.6 from yesterday's close.  Dec 21 Soyoil closed at 58.97 cents/lb down 0.17 cents from yesterday's close.  Dec 21 Live Cattle closed at $132.125/cwt up $0.25 from yesterday's close.  Jan 22 Feeder Cattle closed at $157.725/cwt down $1.35 from yesterday's close.  Dec 21 Lean Hogs closed at $75.875/cwt up $0.5 from yesterday's close.  Dec 21 WTI Crude Oil closed at $80.86/barrel down $0.73 from yesterday's close.   ...

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