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Quotes retrieved on August 25, 2019, 02:07:45 AM CDT

Commentary
Soybean Close Lower on Trade Threats
Soybeans futures finished Friday’s trade session 10 1/4 to 12 3/4 cents lower. Meal futures were down $3.80/ton, with soy oil down 20 points. China announced a 5% increase to the tariffs on US soybeans, taking them to 30% starting on Sept. 1. Presi...
Hogs Limit Lower in Nearby Oct
Lean Hog futures ended down the limit in Oct, with nearby contracts $2.225 to $2.775. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 36 cents at $77.04 on August 21. The USDA pork carcass cutout value is down $.29 on Friday morning at $79.65. The national average b...
Cattle Lower on Friday, But See Friendly Cattle on Feed
Live cattle futures ended Friday trading 35 cents lower in Aug and down $1.7 in Oct. Feeder cattle futures were down $1.05 to $ 3.175 in most contracts. USDA showed cattle on feed for August 1 at 11.112 million head, 0.17% larger than last year but b...
Ag Market Commentary
Corn futures were cents 2 1/4 to 3 1/2 cents lower at Friday’s close. The Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour reported a projected a total corn yield of 163.3 bpa, with production at 13.358 bbu on 81.8 million harvested acres. For the week speculators in ...
Wheat Futures Mixed
Wheat futures were mixed across the three markets Friday, with MPLS up 1/4 cents, KC was down by 1 3/4 cents, with CBT higher by 8 cents. Managed money in CBOT flipped their net position to short 1,249 contracts as of 8/20 a move of 5,337 contracts. ...
Corn Lower on Friday
Corn futures were cents 2 1/4 to 3 1/2 cents lower at Friday’s close. The Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour reported a projected a total corn yield of 163.3 bpa, with production at 13.358 bbu on 81.8 million harvested acres. For the week speculators in ...

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