Markets

Previous Open High Low Last Change Close
ETHANOL Oct '17 1.511 1.523 1.547 1.507 1.518 0.007 1.514
ETHANOL Nov '17 1.473 1.490 1.505 1.479 1.490 0.017 1.488
ETHANOL Dec '17 1.450 1.460 1.475 1.460 1.465 0.015 1.465
CORN Dec '17 350'2 349'6 356'2 349'4 353'4 3'2 353'4
CORN Mar '18 363'0 362'2 368'6 362'2 366'0 3'0 366'0
CORN May '18 371'2 370'4 377'0 370'4 374'4 3'2 374'4
SOYBEANS Nov '17 970'6 970'0 987'0 969'0 984'2 13'4 984'2
SOYBEANS Jan '18 981'0 980'0 997'0 979'4 994'4 13'4 994'4
SOYBEANS Mar '18 990'2 989'0 1006'0 988'4 1003'4 13'2 1003'4
WHEAT Dec '17 452'4 452'4 455'0 448'0 449'4 -3'0 449'4
WHEAT Mar '18 472'0 472'0 474'0 468'0 469'4 -2'4 469'4
WHEAT May '18 485'0 484'6 487'0 481'0 483'0 -2'0 483'0
LIVE CATTLE Oct '17 110.100 110.025 111.825 109.700 111.575 1.475 111.575
LIVE CATTLE Dec '17 116.200 116.150 117.725 115.650 117.425 1.225 117.425
LIVE CATTLE Feb '18 119.250 119.075 120.625 118.825 120.050 0.800 120.050
LEAN HOGS Oct '17 57.325 56.375 56.650 55.675 55.700 -1.625 55.700
LEAN HOGS Dec '17 57.800 57.025 57.500 56.500 56.625 -1.175 56.625
LEAN HOGS Feb '18 62.875 62.350 62.600 61.850 61.900 -0.975 61.900
SOYBEAN MEAL Oct '17 3090 3088 3170 3085 3150 60 3150
SOYBEAN MEAL Dec '17 3129 3126 3209 3124 3190 61 3190
SOYBEAN MEAL Jan '18 3149 3146 3227 3145 3210 61 3210
CANADIAN DOLLAR Oct '17 0.810250 0.812000 0.815900 0.809900 0.811300 0.001050
CANADIAN DOLLAR Nov '17 0.810400 0.815000 0.816050 0.810350 0.810800 0.000400
CANADIAN DOLLAR Dec '17 0.810500 0.811800 0.816450 0.810050 0.810950 0.000450
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Michigan Farm Considers Options

Court documents show Zeeland, Michigan-based Boersen Farms is considering restructuring its company or filing for bankruptcy. The farm is facing lawsuits from lenders and suppliers, including CHS Capital, which claimed Boersen Farms defaulted on $145.3 million in loans.Read more

Arkansas Sets Dicamba Limits

The Arkansas State Plant Board unanimously approved regulations that would ban dicamba applications after mid-April, essentially limiting its use as a post-emergence herbicide.Read more

Comparing UAVs, Planes, Satellites

UAVs, airplanes and satellites give agriculture three distinct views of your fields. Which technologies are right for you?Read more

Organic Imports Questioned

Imports of organics have soared in recent years, but there have been growing doubts over whether those products are actually organic. An audit by USDA's Office of Inspector General detailed several flaws in the National Organic Program when it comes to monitoring and verifying organic claims of imported products.Read more

Group Wants Meeting with Perdue

The Organization for Competitive Markets has asked U.S. secretary of agriculture for meeting prior to USDA turning over administration of the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, or GIPSA, to the Agricultural Marketing Service.Read more

States Grapple with Dicamba

The EPA, present at a meeting of state pesticide regulators, promised to issue a decision on dicamba use in time for state regulators and growers to make decisions for the 2018 growing season.Read more

Todd's Take

Commercials are net long corn, soybeans and Chicago wheat.Read more

View From the Cab

Zack Rendel and his family of Miami, Oklahoma, have finished the best corn harvest their farm has ever seen, and his sorghum test plot also produced "phenomenal" yields. Meanwhile, Brent and Lisa Judisch of Cedar Falls, Iowa, are about a week away from finding out how their corn performed this year.Read more

Bayer Requests Extension

German-based Bayer announced Tuesday that it has asked for an extension on its acquisition of Monsanto.Read more