Heartland Express | December 14, 2017

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Carcass...................................189.55 206.83 207.08 Western Corn Belt Base Hog Price Carcass, Negotiated .............47.83 60.85 59.20 Pork Carcass Cutout, 185 lb. Carcass 51-52% Lean................... 73.11 78.39 82.66 Slaughter Lambs, wooled and shorn, 135-165 lb. National ........141.90 142.22 134.53 National Carcass Lamb Cutout FOB ..........................................352.34 381.23 388.43 Crops, Daily Spot Prices Year Ago 4 Wks Ago 12/1/17 Wheat, No. 1, H.W. Imperial, bu ................................................. 2.64 3.23 3.26 Corn, No. 2, Yellow Columbus, bu .............................................. 3.09 3.13 3.12 Soybeans, No. 1, Yellow Columbus, bu ....................................... 9.53 8.92 9.10 Grain Sorghum, No.2, Yellow Dorchester, cwt .............................4.79 5.59 5.51 Oats, No. 2, Heavy Minneapolis, Mn, bu..................................... 2.85 2.99 2.74 Feed Alfalfa, Large Square Bales, Good to Premium, RFV 160-185 Northeast Nebraska, ton ...................................NA 157.50 * Alfalfa, Large Rounds, Good Platte Valley, ton............................67.50 82.50 87.50 Grass Hay, Large Rounds, Good Nebraska, ton......................... 65.00 82.50 82.50 Dried Distillers Grains, 10% Moisture Nebraska Average ...........107.50 125.50 144.00 Wet Distillers Grains, 65-70% Moisture Nebraska Average .........42.00 42.00 44.00 Network Service Co. www.farmandranchnetwork.net Your source for ag news that affects Nebraska and the Plains region. For daily agriculture news, updates and local happenings, visit www.farmandranchnetwork.net Proud Supporters Of Russell Hubbard BH News Service Wall Street has given ethanol producers a modest boost since last week’s as-expected announcement by federal regulators of how much of the corn-based motor fuel must be added to the nation’s gas tanks. Shares of Omaha-based Green Plains, the nation’s second-largest producer, spiked as much as 5 percent to $17.15 last week after the Environmental Protection Agency requirements for 2018 were released, before settling this week to around $16.50. The stock of Chicago-based Archer Daniels Midland, with ethanol plants in Iowa and Nebraska, as well as a wide variety of other businesses, has risen about 5 percent since last week. And shares of Ohio-based The Andersons, with an ethanol plant in Denison and five Nebraska grain-buying elevators, climbed as much as 7 percent last week to $32.75 and are now trading around $31.70. The optimism among investors stems from the EPA’s decision on how much ethanol fuel refiners must blend into gas-pump mixtures such as E10, with 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent clear gas. The agency, charged with administering bipartisan federal laws passed last decade to Continued on page A10 Nebraska and Iowa are the largest corn producers and the two largest ethanol producers in the U.S. The grain’s distillation is the main feedstock for ethanol. 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