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Midday Update

·         USDA’s daily export reporting system today included confirmation that China bought another 4.4 million bushels of U.S. old-crop soybeans.

·         The outside markets continue to influence movement in the grain and oilseed sector, with money flow in/out of the broader commodities inverse of movement in the dollar.

·         The dollar rallied overnight, pulled back earlier this morning, but is now firming once again.

·         Export shipments for the week ending February 5 totaled 27.6 million bushels of corn (routine), 4.8 million bushels of grain sorghum (good), 54.6 million bushels of soybeans (strong) and 14.6 million bushels of wheat (weak).

·         Corn futures are up 4 cents on supportive money flow earlier this morning, but are thus far holding as that flow slows. March corn fell a penny short thus far of the January 21 high of $3.925.

·         Soymeal is $0.30 lower after erasing earlier gains.

·         Soybeans are a penny higher and more than 8 cents off their highs.

·         Wheat is mixed.

·         Feeder cattle are locked the $4.50 per cwt daily limit higher for the first two contracts following Thursday’s reversal, as futures try to close the gap with the cash market.

·         Live cattle are $2.55 to $3.35 higher on stronger feeder cattle and better-than-expected cash trade on Friday. Boxed beef prices are mixed, but movement is very good for a Monday.

·         Lean hog futures are $1.80 to $2.55 lower on weaker cash. The cash market is mostly $1 lower, with Illinois $1 to $2 lower. Product prices are modestly higher at midday.


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Arlan Suderman | Senior Market Analyst
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