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Quotes retrieved on August 16, 2018, 06:15:50 PM CDT

Market Commentary
Cattle
Live cattle futures settled the Thursday session with most contracts steady to 55 cents higher. Feeder cattle futures were also steady to $1.225 higher. The CME feeder cattle index was down 5 cents from the previous day at $150.29. Wholesale boxed be...
Corn
Corn futures ended the Thursday session with most contracts 3 to 4 cents higher. Bulls got help from decent export sales data and spill over from soybeans and wheat. The weekly FAS Export Sales report indicated old crop sales on the light side of tra...
Lean Hogs
Lean hog futures posted limit gains in the nearby contracts on Thursday, anticipating renewed US/China trade talks later this month. The CME Lean Hog Index was down $1.58 on August 14, to $55.23. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was down 86 cents f...
Cotton
Cotton futures were 83 to 106 points higher in most front months on Thursday, on the potential for renewed dialog between the US and China on trade. It could still be some time before we see any kind of deal. The USDA Export Sales report showed 77,71...
Soybeans
Soybean futures closed 26 to 28 1/4 cents in the green on Thursday, after China indicated that it would return to the bargaining table with the US for low level talks. That’s not the same as having a deal, but you can’t get a deal if you ...
Ag Market Commentary
Corn futures ended the Thursday session with most contracts 3 to 4 cents higher. Bulls got help from decent export sales data and spill over from soybeans and wheat. The weekly FAS Export Sales report indicated old crop sales on the light side of tra...