Markets

Previous Open High Low Last Change Close
ETHANOL Aug '20 1.360 1.388 1.395 1.388 1.395 0.035 1.395
ETHANOL Sep '20 1.350 1.385 0.035 1.385
ETHANOL Oct '20 1.350 1.385 0.035 1.385
CORN Jul '20 351'2 350'2 352'0 349'4 350'4 -0'6
CORN Sep '20 348'6 348'6 351'4 346'2 348'0 -0'6
CORN Dec '20 357'0 357'0 359'4 354'4 355'6 -1'2
SOYBEANS Jul '20 898'2 898'4 899'4 897'0 897'0 -1'2
SOYBEANS Aug '20 896'4 896'4 900'4 893'6 896'6 0'2
SOYBEANS Sep '20 895'2 895'2 898'6 893'0 895'6 0'4
WHEAT Jul '20 526'2 536'6 536'6 536'6 536'6 10'4 526'2
WHEAT Sep '20 525'0 524'0 526'6 520'4 524'6 -0'2
WHEAT Dec '20 530'0 529'4 530'6 525'2 529'0 -1'0
LIVE CATTLE Aug '20 99.150 99.225 100.425 99.000 99.250 0.100 99.250
LIVE CATTLE Oct '20 103.500 103.525 104.725 103.250 103.925 0.425 103.925
LIVE CATTLE Dec '20 106.675 106.675 108.150 106.525 107.450 0.775 107.450
LEAN HOGS Jul '20 44.050 44.600 46.200 44.600 45.850 1.800 45.850
LEAN HOGS Aug '20 47.950 48.950 51.175 48.750 50.225 2.275 50.225
LEAN HOGS Oct '20 48.800 49.525 51.400 49.400 50.550 1.750 50.550
SOYBEAN MEAL Jul '20 2916 2938 2961 2938 2951 35 2951
SOYBEAN MEAL Aug '20 2973 2977 2983 2968 2968 -5
SOYBEAN MEAL Sep '20 2999 3004 3010 2995 2995 -4
CANADIAN DOLLAR Jul '20 0.736400 0.736400 0.736400 0.733750 0.734900 -0.001500
CANADIAN DOLLAR Aug '20 0.736450 0.734900 0.735900 0.733800 0.735500 -0.000950
CANADIAN DOLLAR Sep '20 0.736500 0.736500 0.736700 0.733650 0.735150 -0.001350
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USDA Filling FMD Vaccine Bank

USDA has announced spending $27.1 million between two companies for vaccine concentrate that will function as a strategic reserve against the risk of foot-and-mouth disease returning to the livestock herd.Read more

Positive Case Concerns

The president of the American Farm Bureau Federation tested positive for COVID-19 after feeling some symptoms. His last official event was June 25 in Georgia with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Gov. Brian Kemp in attendance.Read more

Call the Market

I understand that you can wear whatever hat you choose, but there's always the potential for a different outcome. Bulls can be bit by bears and bears can be outworked by bulls. So instead of choosing one outlook, I find the most clarity being completely factual and rely on the hard facts to lead me to new questions and hopefully stronger conclusions.Read more

COVID-19 Slows Custom Crews

Virus-related shutdowns, red tape slow the roll for hundreds of cutting crews.Read more

SBA PPP Reopened for Loans

Agriculture, forestry and fishing account for just under $8 billion in Paycheck Protection Program loans, still one of the smaller industries receiving loans under the program. The Small Business Administration announced there are still more than $130 billion in funds available for businesses.Read more

DTN Field Roundup

The summer heat is cranking up just as corn starts pollinating, soybeans flower and spring cereals start grain fill.Read more

Manage a U-Turn

A shift in grazing management allowed this producer to start bringing in stockers, while still improving body condition on his 150-head cow herd.Read more

Ag Role in House Climate Plan

After months of hearings, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released a 547-page report that focuses on "rapid development of wind, solar, energy efficiency and other zero-carbon energy sources." The plan, with a long list of proposals for agriculture, could provide a boost to biofuels and promote carbon sequestration markets, but industry groups such the Fertilizer Institute warn against higher production costs.Read more

EPA Holding Up on RFS Volumes

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said his agency doesn't plan to release proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes before Friday's federal holiday. The ethanol industry has been anticipating the release of those volume levels. Wheeler held a call Wednesday mainly to tout environmental provisions in the USMCA deal.Read more