Markets

Previous Open High Low Last Change Close
ETHANOL Nov '20 1.470 1.530 1.530 1.530 1.530 0.060
ETHANOL Dec '20 1.493 1.466 1.490 1.390 1.413 -0.080 1.413
ETHANOL Jan '21 1.478 1.398 -0.080 1.398
CORN Dec '20 401'4 401'0 404'2 393'0 396'6 -4'6
CORN Mar '21 404'2 404'0 406'6 396'0 400'0 -4'2
CORN May '21 405'2 405'0 407'4 397'2 401'4 -3'6
SOYBEANS Nov '20 1057'2 1058'4 1062'2 1051'0 1053'2 -4'0
SOYBEANS Jan '21 1054'6 1056'2 1058'6 1048'4 1051'6 -3'0
SOYBEANS Mar '21 1041'6 1043'2 1045'6 1036'6 1040'4 -1'2
WHEAT Dec '20 608'6 609'6 611'2 598'4 603'2 -5'4
WHEAT Mar '21 607'6 608'2 609'6 598'0 602'4 -5'2
WHEAT May '21 605'4 605'6 606'6 596'2 599'4 -6'0
LIVE CATTLE Oct '20 104.850 104.650 106.150 104.650 105.850 1.000 105.850
LIVE CATTLE Dec '20 104.050 103.475 105.025 102.850 104.675 0.625 104.675
LIVE CATTLE Feb '21 107.025 106.475 107.875 105.950 107.700 0.675 107.700
LEAN HOGS Dec '20 67.650 67.000 67.325 65.825 66.375 -1.275 66.375
LEAN HOGS Feb '21 68.050 67.325 67.425 65.675 66.200 -1.850 66.200
LEAN HOGS Apr '21 70.375 69.900 69.900 68.200 68.750 -1.625 68.750
SOYBEAN MEAL Dec '20 3767 3772 3788 3728 3745 -22
SOYBEAN MEAL Jan '21 3701 3705 3718 3667 3678 -23
SOYBEAN MEAL Mar '21 3580 3584 3596 3555 3564 -16
CANADIAN DOLLAR Nov '20 0.752100 0.751100 0.752450 0.747450 0.747650 -0.004450
CANADIAN DOLLAR Dec '20 0.752150 0.750600 0.753200 0.747500 0.747550 -0.004600
CANADIAN DOLLAR Jan '21 0.752350 0.752900 0.752900 0.747700 0.749000 -0.003350
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Biden's Tax Plan Details

For most farmers, changes in Democratic nominee Joe Biden's tax plan would be negligible. But for farmers earning more than $400,000 a year, they would see higher income taxes, payroll taxes and the loss of some business and personal deductions. Capital gains rates become ordinary income for people earning more than $1 million. Estate tax exemptions would fall as well.Read more

EPA Registers Dicamba Again

EPA granted five-year registrations to three dicamba herbicides for use with Xtend crops in 2021, with nationwide cotton and soybean cutoff dates, and limited states' ability to further restrict them.Read more

Family Business Matters

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Crop-Dusting Drone

California-based Pyka has added a new autonomous spraying aircraft, one it hopes can help define the future of the growing industry.Read more

Cash Market Moves

Though the cash price of corn continues to rise, many farmers are remaining on the sidelines for now.Read more

Survey Finds Issues Vex Rural America

A majority of rural adults approve of President Donald Trump's job performance, but a DTN/Progressive Farmer Zogby Analytics Election poll found there is indecision and dissatisfaction in rural America and issues that Trump or his successor dare not avoid if elected.Read more

Late-Fall Storm Could Stress Cattle

An early winter storm is set to cross the High Plains during the upcoming weekend. The storm will see low temperatures into the single digits, rain and snow. The storm will stop harvest and stress livestock.Read more

Campaign Enters Final Throes

Agriculture has gone through four volatile years of trade wars, exacerbated by extreme weather events and a year wracked by COVID-19 that devastated livestock markets. Still, prices are recovering during this harvest and election season, offering a more positive outlook that generally favors incumbents when rural America votes.Read more

Todd's Take

Cash corn is trading near its highest prices in four years -- why?Read more