Markets

Previous Open High Low Last Change Close
ETHANOL May '17 1.595 1.585 1.600 1.577 1.592 -0.003 1.592
ETHANOL Jun '17 1.584 1.580 1.591 1.570 1.585 0.001 1.585
ETHANOL Jul '17 1.572 1.552 1.575 1.552 1.573 0.001 1.573
CORN May '17 362'0 360'0 361'2 359'4 360'0 -2'0
CORN Jul '17 369'2 367'6 369'0 367'2 368'0 -1'2
CORN Sep '17 376'2 375'0 376'4 374'4 375'2 -1'0
SOYBEANS May '17 945'6 945'0 947'0 944'6 946'0 0'2
SOYBEANS Jul '17 957'2 956'4 958'4 955'2 956'6 -0'4
SOYBEANS Aug '17 959'2 958'6 960'6 957'6 959'0 -0'2
WHEAT May '17 413'4 413'0 416'6 413'0 416'6 3'2
WHEAT Jul '17 431'2 430'4 434'0 430'4 432'0 0'6
WHEAT Sep '17 444'4 444'2 447'2 444'2 445'2 0'6
LIVE CATTLE Apr '17 132.025 132.700 137.000 132.500 135.600 3.575 135.600
LIVE CATTLE Jun '17 118.525 118.850 121.525 118.275 121.525 3.000 121.525
LIVE CATTLE Aug '17 114.775 115.000 117.775 114.500 117.775 3.000 117.775
LEAN HOGS May '17 64.675 65.250 67.625 65.250 66.900 2.225 66.900
LEAN HOGS Jun '17 70.750 71.400 73.650 71.300 72.825 2.075 72.825
LEAN HOGS Jul '17 71.750 72.300 74.550 72.300 74.025 2.275 74.025
SOYBEAN MEAL May '17 3105 3100 3108 3100 3105 0
SOYBEAN MEAL Jul '17 3148 3140 3153 3140 3147 -1
SOYBEAN MEAL Aug '17 3158 3155 3163 3153 3161 3
CANADIAN DOLLAR May '17 0.734450 0.733500 0.732900
CANADIAN DOLLAR Jun '17 0.734800 0.733850 0.734400 0.732250 0.733250 -0.001550
CANADIAN DOLLAR Jul '17 0.735150 0.734600 0.734600 0.733600 0.734600 -0.000550 0.735150
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Cargill Exits Feedlots

Cargill's exit from the feedlot business follows a company trend in past two years.Read more

DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

Average retail fertilizer prices continued to be fairly steady with no significant moves either higher or lower the third week of April 2017. With the opening of Iowa Fertilizer Company's new nitrogen fertilizer production facility near Wever, Iowa, last week, farmers in the Midwest could potentially see lower prices for nitrogen fertilizer over time.Read more

Kub's Den

According to an ancient Latin proverb, "The farmer reaps with the plow." As important as planting date may be to an individual field's yield prospects, the U.S. corn and soybean futures markets seem largely unconcerned with planting season weather.Read more

Farm Bill Hopes

Federal lawmakers said they understand the challenges farmers face and are working toward passing a new farm bill this year. The difficulty, as always, is finding more money for programs while cutting others.Read more

Todd's Take

Last week's higher close in soybean oil may be an early sign of bullish change.Read more

View From the Cab

Continued rain in Iowa and northeast Oklahoma last week kept View From the Cab farmer Zack Rendel of Miami, Oklahoma, from starting his soybean planting and prevented Brent and Lisa Judisch of Cedar Falls, Iowa, from finishing planting the last 25% of their corn.Read more

Trump to Tout Perdue, Farmers

The new head of USDA will meet with a group of farmers to discuss the course of agriculture in this country.Read more

March for Science

Agricultural scientists were among the thousands who marched on the Capitol on April 22 in support of science.Read more

Pruitt Pressed on Ethanol

The Renewable Fuels Association asked U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to keep corn ethanol on target in the upcoming Renewable Fuel Standard volumes.Read more