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DTN Closing Grain Comments

Trade Deal Takes Step Forward

Active futures prices of U.S. corn, soybeans, cattle and hogs were all higher Friday, boosted by official announcements of a phase one trade agreement between the U.S. and China. March wheat prices were steady to a little higher on a day when the March U.S. dollar index is trading modestly lower.

DTN Closing Livestock Comments

Livestock Complex Holds Gains Through Closing Friday

All three livestock contracts close significantly higher on Friday

DTN Daily Feedstuffs Comments

Markets Get Trade Deal Announcement

Markets remain aflutter surrounding news that an agreement has been reached in the ongoing trade issues with China. There are still very few specifics, but this news is more than what was seen earlier, giving markets hope.

DTN Closing Dairy Comments

Barrels Post Largest One-Week Decline

Class III futures continue to exhibit weakness due to the decline of cheese prices. There does not seem to be a bottom in the market, but it should find some support soon. More trading activity is evident in barrels, but buying continues to take place on the way down.

DTN Daily Ethanol Comments

Prices Rally on Trade News

The announcement Friday that the U.S. and China have made preliminary agreements on a phase one trade deal sparked active support in most markets. This pushed corn and ethanol prices firmly higher, while energy futures also gained momentum Friday.

DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

All Fertilizers' Prices Now Lower

Retail fertilizer prices continued to move lower during the first week of December.

DTN Closing Cotton Commentary

Cotton Ends Session Confused

Cotton finished Friday with mixed results.

DTN Plains, Prairies Closing Comments

Soybeans Pull Grains Higher on News of Trade Deal

Corn ended 2 3/4 to 3 3/4 cents higher, soybeans closed 8 1/4 to 9 1/4 cents higher, canola settled $1.70 to $2.50/metric ton higher, Chicago wheat ended 1 1/2 to 2 1/4 cents higher and HRS settled 2 3/4 cents higher across old-crop contracts.

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