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Summary of Futures

Dec 19 Corn closed at $3.7575/bushel, up $0.005 from yesterday's close.  Dec 19 Wheat closed at $5.0775/bushel, down $0.0125 from yesterday's close.  Jan 20 Soybeans closed at $9.1675/bushel, up $0.015 from yesterday's close.  Dec 19 Soymeal closed at $303.1/short ton, down $1 from yesterday's close.  Dec 19 Soyoil closed at 30.78 cents/lb up 0.25 cents from yesterday's close.  Dec 19 Live Cattle closed at $119.075/cwt up $0.975 from yesterday's close.  Jan 20 Feeder Cattle closed at $144.05/cwt up $1.225 from yesterday's close.  Dec 19 Lean Hogs closed at $62.75/cwt down $0.375 from yesterday's close.  Dec 19 WTI Crude Oil closed at $56.91/barrel down $0.21 from yesterday's close.  &nbs...

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