Markets

Previous Open High Low Last Change Close
ETHANOL Jun '17 1.464 1.473 1.490 1.473 1.480 0.016 1.480
ETHANOL Jul '17 1.490 1.500 1.512 1.490 1.505 0.015 1.505
ETHANOL Aug '17 1.498 1.515 1.520 1.515 1.517 0.019 1.517
CORN Jul '17 371'2 371'0 372'2 370'6 372'0 0'6 371'2
CORN Sep '17 379'0 379'0 380'0 378'4 380'0 1'0 379'0
CORN Dec '17 389'6 389'4 390'4 389'0 390'4 0'6 389'6
SOYBEANS Jul '17 948'2 947'6 950'4 947'2 949'6 1'4 948'2
SOYBEANS Aug '17 950'2 949'6 952'2 949'2 951'4 1'2 950'2
SOYBEANS Sep '17 947'6 947'2 949'2 947'0 949'2 1'4 947'6
WHEAT Jul '17 432'4 431'4 434'4 431'4 434'0 1'4 432'4
WHEAT Sep '17 446'0 445'4 447'4 445'4 447'2 1'2 446'0
WHEAT Dec '17 467'6 467'0 470'0 467'0 468'4 0'6 467'6
LIVE CATTLE Jun '17 123.075 122.850 122.875 120.800 122.125 -0.950 122.125
LIVE CATTLE Aug '17 121.325 120.925 120.975 118.650 119.925 -1.400 119.925
LIVE CATTLE Oct '17 118.050 117.725 117.725 115.500 116.750 -1.300 116.750
LEAN HOGS Jun '17 80.150 80.500 80.950 80.025 80.200 0.050 80.200
LEAN HOGS Jul '17 80.025 80.325 80.850 79.625 79.850 -0.175 79.850
LEAN HOGS Aug '17 79.900 79.925 80.400 79.600 79.850 -0.050 79.850
SOYBEAN MEAL Jul '17 3064 3063 3071 3063 3068 4 3064
SOYBEAN MEAL Aug '17 3076 3076 3082 3076 3080 4 3076
SOYBEAN MEAL Sep '17 3089 3089 3094 3089 3089 0 3089
CANADIAN DOLLAR Jun '17 0.744700 0.746250 0.746700 0.745650 0.746600 0.001900 0.744700
CANADIAN DOLLAR Jul '17 0.745100 0.745950 0.747000 0.745800 0.747000 0.001900 0.745100
CANADIAN DOLLAR Aug '17 0.745450 0.747300 0.746650
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Todd's Take

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