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·         The dollar continues to surge higher to new 11-year highs as the euro falls.

·         The Department of Energy reports that ethanol stocks eased back to 21.5 million barrels, down from 21.6 million the previous week, but up from 16.6 million the previous year.

·         Ethanol production fell to its lowest level since October at 931K barrels per day, down from 947K the previous week, but up from 894K the previous year.

·         McDonalds announced today that it will begin to phase out purchases of chicken produced with human antibiotics.

·         Corn is 4 to 5 cents lower, dragged down by double-digit losses in soybeans and wheat.

·         Soybeans are down 17 cents as new-crop supplies flow in Brazil and as charts turn bearish.

·         Wheat id sown 10 cents in Chicago, down 8 cents in KC and MN on strength of the dollar.

·         Live cattle futures are up $1 to $1.80 per cwt as April bounces off support at $150. Packers are said to be offering $157 in Kansas and Texas, while asking prices are at $162.

·         Feeder cattle are up $2.60 to $3.25 on strength in the fat cattle market, with the lead March contract probing above key resistance at $205.

·         Lean hog futures are up $1.15 to $1.90. The cash market is mostly steady, although Illinois markets were mostly steady to 50 cents weaker.


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