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DTN Closing Grain Comments

Row Crops Hold Small Gains; Wheat Slides Lower

After three days of selling, March contracts of corn and soybeans finished the session with small gains Thursday, helped by news of more export sales. All three U.S. wheats ended a little lower despite a new forecast of continuing drought in the western U.S. Plains.

DTN Closing Livestock Comments

Livestock Contracts Bat for Higher Prices

Heading into Friday, the livestock complex is hopeful to keep these strong gains.

DTN Daily Feedstuffs Comments

Soybeans, Meal Lower Again at Midweek

Soybeans and meal were lower as weather conditions improved in parts of South America.

DTN Closing Dairy Comments

December Dairy Cattle Slaughter Jumps

February, March and April Class III contracts took a beating Thursday, following cheese prices lower again. One wonders if there is a bottom in cheese as sellers continue to remain aggressive. Dairy cattle slaughter jumped from November and was also higher than December 2019.

DTN Daily Ethanol Comments

Ethanol Futures, Cash Prices Lower

Front-month February ethanol futures were down 3 cents Thursday at $1.60 and March ethanol futures were down 3 cents at $1.575. March corn closed up 2 1/4 cents at $5.24 1/4 and May corn closed up 2 1/4 cents at $5.26 1/4.

DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

Retail Fertilizer Prices Chug Higher With MAP, Anhydrous Leading

Retail prices for six of the eight major fertilizers tracked by DTN climbed this week, with MAP once again leading the pack upwards.

DTN Closing Cotton Commentary

Cotton Higher as Trend Remains Up

The market ended with triple-digit gains Thursday as the U.S. dollar traded lower and Chicago grains recovered.

DTN Plains, Prairies Closing Comments

New-Crop Leads the Canola Market Higher

Old-crop soybeans ended 3/4 cent to 2 3/4 cents higher, canola finished $8.60 to $12.80/mt higher, corn settled 1 cent to 3 cents higher, SRW ended 5 3/4 cents to 7 cents lower, HRS ended 1 cent to 2 1/4 cents lower and HRW settled 1 1/4 cents lower across old-crop contracts.

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