According to the closing report, the Iowa hog base closed $1.22 lower compared with the Prior Day settlement ($84.00-$92.00, weighted average $91.08). Corn futures closed higher, up 6 3/4 in the December, up 6 1/2 in the March and up 6 in the May.
Futures closed higher, up 100 to 127. Following extremely sluggish trade through most of the session Thursday, aggressive triple-digit gains developed before closing bell. October and December contracts both posted $1 per cwt gains, closing above $1.69 per barrel. With nearby contracts setting new record highs every time buyers step ...