Markets

Previous Open High Low Last Change Close
ETHANOL Apr '20 0.939 0.940 0.940 0.940 0.940 0.001 0.940
ETHANOL May '20 0.986 0.969 0.969 0.938 0.964 -0.022 0.964
ETHANOL Jun '20 1.027 0.998 0.998 0.998 0.998 -0.029 0.998
CORN May '20 341'2 341'6 342'4 341'4 342'2 1'0
CORN Jul '20 347'4 347'6 348'4 347'2 348'2 0'6
CORN Sep '20 352'0 352'0 352'6 351'4 352'6 0'6
SOYBEANS May '20 882'2 882'4 887'4 882'2 884'4 2'2
SOYBEANS Jul '20 886'4 886'4 892'2 886'4 889'2 2'6
SOYBEANS Aug '20 886'0 886'2 891'0 886'2 888'6 2'6
WHEAT May '20 569'4 569'6 574'6 569'2 572'0 2'4
WHEAT Jul '20 558'2 558'6 561'6 557'4 559'6 1'4
WHEAT Sep '20 559'0 559'0 562'2 558'0 561'2 2'2
LIVE CATTLE Apr '20 100.950 100.500 102.000 98.400 99.200 -1.750 99.200
LIVE CATTLE Jun '20 89.425 88.975 90.400 86.350 89.075 -0.350 89.075
LIVE CATTLE Aug '20 90.450 90.375 91.125 87.850 90.625 0.175 90.625
LEAN HOGS Apr '20 58.450 58.100 58.250 53.950 53.950 -4.500 53.950
LEAN HOGS May '20 57.625 56.350 56.350 53.125 53.125 -4.500 53.125
LEAN HOGS Jun '20 64.250 63.225 63.250 59.750 59.775 -4.475 59.775
SOYBEAN MEAL May '20 3255 3260 3269 3251 3260 5
SOYBEAN MEAL Jul '20 3209 3215 3217 3205 3211 2
SOYBEAN MEAL Aug '20 3150 3152 3164 3147 3147 -3
CANADIAN DOLLAR Apr '20 0.706450 0.704500 0.705800 0.704500 0.704500 -0.001950 0.706450
CANADIAN DOLLAR May '20 0.706700 0.706400 0.704600
CANADIAN DOLLAR Jun '20 0.706850 0.706800 0.707050 0.704350 0.705450 -0.001400
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H-2A Visa Waiver Expanded

Under some new waivers granted by the State Department, new visa applicants for H-2A and H-2B workers can get their visas approved without requiring in-person interviews. When embassies and consulate offices announced earlier this month they would stop in-person visa interviews, that risked curbing the number of H-2A workers farmers could bring into the U.S. this year.Read more

Todd's Take

After the trade dispute with China began, the planting choice favored corn over soybeans. In 2020, the better odds for a higher return have now shifted back to soybeans.Read more

House Passes Stimulus Bill

The House passed the CARES Act by unanimous consent Friday. The legislation has nearly $2.2 trillion in aid, including $14 billion that would boost USDA's Commodity Credit Corp., and provide a specific aid set aside for livestock producers, dairy farmers and farmers who sell directly at farmers markets or sell to other businesses affected by the shutdown.Read more

Machinery Survey in Full Swing

The Progressive Farmer Reader Insights survey has been professionally designed to measure growers' overall experience and satisfaction with the equipment lines powering the productivity of their farms and ranches. The first category to be surveyed is tractors.Read more

CRP Sign-Up Results

USDA announced Thursday more than 3.4 million acres will go into the Conservation Reserve Program, which is allowed to go up to 24.5 million acres this year.Read more

Farming Through COVID-19

With planting underway or just around the corner, farms are making changes to help combat the spread of COVID-19. DTN experts offered suggestions and updates in a recent webinar.Read more

Crop Invaders - 5

Meet the Iowa farmer who refused to be beat by an unseen pest. He used an inquisitive nature, a little persuasion and, most importantly, yield maps to eventually "unmask" once-mysterious villains, soybean cyst nematodes.Read more

Ag Groups Praise Aid Bill

As part of the deal struck between congressional leaders and the Trump administration, more funding would go to USDA's Commodity Credit Corp., and provide a specific aid set aside for livestock producers, dairy farmers and farmers who sell directly at farmers markets or sell to other businesses impacted by the shutdown.Read more

Celebrate Ag Day

While the physical celebrations and events in Washington, D.C., have been cancelled, there's still plenty to celebrate about the importance of farmers, ranchers and the agriculture industry during National Ag Day.Read more