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Quotes retrieved on August 19, 2018, 11:30:15 PM CDT

Commentary
Soybeans
Soybean futures rallied into the close to end the day with 4 to 5 cent losses, roughly 10 cents off their lows. Traders were taking money from this week’s 3.61% gains off the table ahead of the weekend. A little buying came late in the day on r...
Ag Market Commentary
Corn futures closed the day with fractional to 1 cent losses in most nearby contracts, as September was up 1.82% on the week. CFTC data on Friday showed spec traders trimming their net short position in corn futures and options by 4,743 contracts dur...
Wheat
Wheat futures posted 15 to 18 1/4 cent gains in the nearby winter wheat contracts on Friday, with MPLS 10 to 12 1/4 cents higher. A weaker US dollar index, down 532 points on the day, provided support. Later in the day on Friday, Mexico’s Econo...
Cattle
Live cattle futures ended the Friday session with gains of 75 cents to $1.60, as August was up 1.09% on the week. Feeder cattle futures were up 67.5 cents to $1.70. The CME feeder cattle index was down 70 cents from the previous day at $149.59. Whole...
Lean Hogs
Lean hog futures saw another round of sharp gains on Friday, with most contracts up triple digits. Nearby Oct used some of the expanded limits on Friday to end the week with 14.51% gains. African Swine Flu rolling through the Chinese hog herd is help...
Cotton
Cotton futures settled the Friday session with most contracts down 30 to 41 points. A weaker dollar helped to limit losses in the cotton. December was down 4.51% over the course of the week. As of last Tuesday, spec funds in cotton futures and option...

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