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Summary of Futures

Dec 19 Corn closed at $3.7525/bushel, down $0.025 from yesterday's close.  Dec 19 Wheat closed at $5.09/bushel, down $0.08 from yesterday's close.  Jan 20 Soybeans closed at $9.1525/bushel, down $0.0175 from yesterday's close.  Dec 19 Soymeal closed at $304.1/short ton, up $1.8 from yesterday's close.  Dec 19 Soyoil closed at 30.53 cents/lb down 0.5 cents from yesterday's close.  Dec 19 Live Cattle closed at $118.1/cwt down $1.65 from yesterday's close.  Jan 20 Feeder Cattle closed at $142.825/cwt down $4.3 from yesterday's close.  Dec 19 Lean Hogs closed at $63.125/cwt down $1.6 from yesterday's close.  Dec 19 WTI Crude Oil closed at $57.29/barrel up $0.49 from yesterday's close.   ...

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