Markets

Previous Open High Low Last Change Close
ETHANOL Jul '17 1.498 1.496 1.496 1.490 1.496 -0.002 1.491
ETHANOL Aug '17 1.497 1.497 1.498 1.480 1.495 -0.002 1.495
ETHANOL Sep '17 1.495 1.493 -0.002 1.493
CORN Jul '17 362'6 362'6 364'6 356'4 357'6 -5'0 357'6
CORN Sep '17 370'6 370'6 372'4 364'4 365'4 -5'2 365'4
CORN Dec '17 380'6 380'2 382'6 374'0 375'2 -5'4 375'2
SOYBEANS Jul '17 904'0 906'4 909'0 900'2 904'4 0'4 904'4
SOYBEANS Aug '17 908'4 911'2 913'0 904'4 908'4 0'0 908'4
SOYBEANS Sep '17 909'6 912'0 914'2 905'2 909'0 -0'6 909'0
WHEAT Jul '17 461'2 464'6 467'0 459'0 459'6 -1'4 459'6
WHEAT Sep '17 475'2 477'4 480'4 472'4 473'4 -1'6 473'4
WHEAT Dec '17 497'4 500'0 502'4 494'2 495'2 -2'2 495'2
LIVE CATTLE Jun '17 118.625 119.375 119.575 118.525 119.200 0.575 119.200
LIVE CATTLE Aug '17 114.275 114.775 115.525 114.025 115.275 1.000 115.275
LIVE CATTLE Oct '17 112.000 112.450 112.625 111.600 112.425 0.425 112.425
LEAN HOGS Jul '17 85.025 85.150 85.350 84.100 85.300 0.275 85.300
LEAN HOGS Aug '17 79.875 79.950 79.975 77.900 78.650 -1.225 78.650
LEAN HOGS Oct '17 68.875 68.775 68.775 67.100 68.200 -0.675 68.200
SOYBEAN MEAL Jul '17 2938 2949 2957 2920 2936 -2 2936
SOYBEAN MEAL Aug '17 2954 2966 2973 2935 2951 -3 2951
SOYBEAN MEAL Sep '17 2965 2975 2980 2944 2959 -6 2959
CANADIAN DOLLAR Jul '17 0.755500 0.757150 0.757350 0.751950 0.754250 -0.001250 0.754600
CANADIAN DOLLAR Aug '17 0.755850 0.753450 0.754900 0.752300 0.754500 -0.001350 0.755000
CANADIAN DOLLAR Sep '17 0.756250 0.756900 0.758150 0.752600 0.755000 -0.001250 0.755400
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Dicamba Drama

Arkansas sidestepped banning dicamba for the rest of the growing season Tuesday, but a voting error pulls the question back up again on Friday.Read more

Ag Lenders Take Caution

There are pockets of more severe financial strain, such as dryland wheat country in the western Plains and in the Southeast U.S., although lenders at last week's the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank's annual Ag Symposium did not report an excessive amount of troubled loans.Read more

Trump Salutes Ag

President Donald Trump used his trip to Iowa on Wednesday to hit on many of the issues important to farmers and ranchers.Read more

Firm Fined for Cattle Trades

The CFTC settled charges against McVean Trading and Investments LLC of Memphis; its chairman and CEO, Charles Dow McVean Sr.; and firm president, Michael Wharton, as well as a consultant for the investment firm, Samuel Gilmore. Collectively, the company and employees agreed to pay $5 million in fines.Read more

Pest Roundup

Growers are old hands at spotting soybean aphids and Japanese beetles, but bacterial leaf streak of corn is likely to be less familiar to most this year.Read more

NFU to USDA: Open up CRP

The National Farmers Union wants USDA to open up emergency haying and grazing on CRP acres in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota.Read more

Todd's Take

An admitted skeptic tips his hat to Leonardo of Pisa, a.k.a. Fibonacci.Read more

Machinery Chatter

The Progressive Farmer's Jim Patrico, who traveled to Cuba last fall, looks at what the Trump administration is saying about U.S. and Cuba and how this might affect agriculture in the two countries.Read more

By the Numbers

When most farmers look at their financial ratios, they analyze either their trends over time or relative to benchmarks. But it's also helpful to dig into what is driving their bottom line and to do "what if" analysis to see the impact different changes would have.Read more