I have a 1099 B loss on a futures contract that expired at a loss. Anyone know how to report this?

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    Generally, if you have a equity futures or grain type commodity futures, you fill out Form 6781 and then take the results and input that to Schedule D as Capitol Gains or Losses.  Equities are all short term and the grains are 60% long term/ 40% short term; see Publication 550.  Be careful of what you mean by a futures, since there are differences.  Also, if you have open positions at year end, then you need to fill in Section 1256 (that is input in TurboTax directly under the 'Straddles and Contacts' section in 'Income'. (P.S.: I am currently trying to figure out how to attach my own hand written form 6781 to my TurboTax output documents, and no luck on that yet.)
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