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Ethanol Averages by State

Last Updated: Wed 4/21/2021 12:11 PM CDT
State Today's Avg Change
Alabama 2.3835 0.0000
Arizona 1.6000 0.0000
Arkansas 2.7152 0.0771
California 2.5500 0.0000
Colorado 2.3838 0.0100
Florida 1.2000 0.0000
Georgia 1.5000 0.0000
Iowa 2.2241 -0.0029
Illinois 2.2173 0.0000
Indiana 2.2486 0.0000
Kansas 2.3642 -0.0408
Louisiana 2.2620 0.0000
Michigan 2.2486 0.0000
Minnesota 2.1852 -0.0326
Missouri 2.3440 -0.1544
Mississippi 2.1807 0.0000
State Today's Avg Change
Montana 1.5444 0.0000
North Carolina 2.3892 0.0000
North Dakota 2.2068 0.1088
Nebraska 2.1957 -0.0493
New Jersey 1.5500 0.0000
Ohio 2.2486 0.0000
Oklahoma 2.5439 -0.0131
Oregon 1.5500 0.0000
South Carolina 2.6220 0.0000
South Dakota 2.2094 0.0227
Texas 2.6800 0.0800
Virginia 2.3954 0.0000
Washington 2.2995 0.0000
Wisconsin 2.1786 0.0000
Wyoming 2.2798 0.0000
Average Price 2.1774 0.0002
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CORN Strategies Snapshot

TREND: The trend in December corn is up.

NONCOMMERCIAL OUTLOOK: Noncommercial traders held a net-long futures position of 543,286 contracts in corn as of April 13, an increase of 7,134 contracts from the previous week and near the largest bullish holding for corn on record.

COMMERCIAL OUTLOOK: Commercials remain heavily net short as of April 13. The May contract is priced 11 3/4 cents above the July contract, still a bullish indication of demand.

SEASONAL INDEX: Corn prices tend to peak in early June and bottom in early October.

PRICE PROBABILITY: The spot contract inched up to the 95th percentile, an expensive location and above the old five-year high.

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DTN Daily Ethanol Comments

Ethanol Futures Higher; Cash Prices Soar Again

May ethanol futures closed higher Tuesday, up 2 cents at $2.16, and June ethanol futures were up 2 cents at $2.16. May corn closed up 14 1/2 cents at $6.06 1/2 and July corn was up 11 1/2 cents at $5.92.

DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

Anhydrous Price Hits $700 Per Ton for First Time Since 2015

While retail anhydrous prices hit $700 per ton this week, the month-over-month increase was 4%, the smallest since the beginning of February. The other seven fertilizers also had higher prices, but the increases were much smaller than in recent months.

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