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Contract Month Last Chg High Low
ELEC. CORN[10] Sep-15 350'0 2'2 350'0 346'6
Dec-15 364'0 2'4 364'6 360'4
ELEC. SOYBEANS[10] Sep-15 878'0 -1'6 885'4 877'2
Nov-15 869'4 0'0 875'6 865'4
ELEC. WHEAT[10] Sep-15 457'6 1'2 459'0 455'4
Dec-15 467'4 2'2 469'4 463'0
ELEC. HRW WHEAT[10] Sep-15 445'0 3'4 445'2 440'2
Dec-15 474'4 6'6 474'4 465'6
ELEC. HRS WHEAT[10] Sep-15 --- --- --- ---
Dec-15 505'0 4'6 505'0 499'0
ELEC. LIVE CATTLE[10] Oct-15 141.000 -0.600 141.250 140.650
Dec-15 143.275 -0.600 143.500 142.925
ELEC. FEEDER CATTLE[10] Sep-15 201.850 -0.700 202.200 201.200
Oct-15 196.375 -0.950 196.925 195.775
ELEC. CLASS III MILK[10] Sep-15 16.11 -0.06 16.16 16.10
Oct-15 16.43 -0.16 16.53 16.43
ELEC. COTTON # 2[10] Oct-15 62.50 -0.62 62.50 62.50
Dec-15 62.58 -0.18 62.86 62.50
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 9:30 AM CDT    *Quotes are in market time.
Delay is indicated in brackets.
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DTN Before The Bell Grain Comments Grains Higher Ahead Of Three-Day Weekend 9/4 8:12AM
December corn is up 1/2 cent, November soybeans are up 3 cents, and December Chicago wheat is up 2 1/2 cents.
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