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DTN Closing Grain Comments

Soybean Oil Shows Grit on Quiet Day, Closes Higher

In a quiet pre-holiday session in the grain sector, most contracts finished mixed with a couple of exceptions. The largest percentage gain was in January soybean oil, closing up 0.47, while the largest percentage loss belonged to a 12 1/4 cent loss in December oats.

DTN Closing Livestock Comments

Cattle Futures Close Moderately Higher, Buoyed by Ideas of Steady-to-Firm Feedlot Sales

The cattle complex closed with a firm undertone thanks to late-session short-covering and friendly on-feed news. Lean hog contracts finished moderately lower, checked by profit-taking and overbought deferreds.

DTN Daily Feedstuffs Comments

Soybeans Turn Higher Tuesday; DDG Firm

Soybeans were higher as some fresh export business announced by the USDA in the morning gave the market something to cheer about.

DTN Closing Dairy Comments

American Cheese Stocks Increase

Class III futures closed lower for the day and put in a very negative week. Futures fell in reaction to the decline of cheese prices. The October Cold Storage report showed declines in all categories except American cheese, which resulted in more pressure on milk futures.

DTN Daily Ethanol Comments

Ethanol Futures Rally on Inventory Shift

Ethanol stocks fell for the first time in three weeks based on strong blending demand and lower production at the end of last week. This posted strong gains in all ethanol futures trade despite lackluster interest in the corn market.

DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

Anhydrous Leads Fertilizer Prices Higher Again

All retail fertilizer prices except 10-34-0 moved higher the second week of November 2018. Leading the way higher was the price of anhydrous, which was up 5% from last month.

DTN Closing Cotton Commentary

Cotton Posts New Lows Into Close

March cotton was sharply higher Wednesday, encouraged by short-covering ahead of the Thanksgiving Break and improving outside markets.

DTN Plains, Prairies Closing Comments

Canola Ends Higher With Palm and Soy Oil

Spring wheat ended 1 1/4 to 2 1/4 cents higher while hard red winter wheat ended 4 to 4 1/4 cents lower, corn ended 1/2 to 3/4 cents higher, soybeans finished 2 to 2 1/4 cents higher and canola finished $1.70 to $1.90 per metric ton higher.

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