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·         CME Group announces that it will close the trading pits for most futures by July.  Pit Volume accounts for around 1% of total volume, options pits will remain open.

·         Export sales for the week ending January 29 totaled 33.3 million bushels of corn (good), 8.8 million bushels of grain sorghum (strong), 18.0 million bushels of soybeans (good), and 14.6 million bushels of wheat (good).

·         Safras Mercado estimated 2015 Brazil Soybean exports at 46.2 million mt, sees a 6% rise in soybean processing in 2015 by 39.2 million mt.

·         GASC officials told Rueters they will continue to monitor market prices of wheat, adding that while no definitive decision has been made yet, there is a possibility to announce tender for US wheat with its $100 million credit line from the US for US wheat purchases.

·         Combination of lower US dollar and higher energy markets supporting grains today.

·         Corn futures are 1/4 cents higher following the rebound in energy markets.

·         Soybeans are 8 cents higher.

·         Wheat prices are 6-cents higher in Chicago, 6 cents higher in KC and 7 cents higher in Minneapolis with the possible demand announcement.

·         Feeder cattle are another $2 to $2.20 lower this morning but have traded both sides so far today, still very volatile.

·         February live cattle are 25 cents lower, but April is $.50 lower on weakness in the feeder cattle market. Trade also talking about competition from poultry and pork prices.

·         Lean hog futures are $1.40 to $1.70 lower from follow through chart weakness and cash market continues to slide.


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