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Midday Update

·         The dollar continues to post very modest losses in a day of consolidation today, while crude oil is down $2.40 per barrel after turning lower at the 100-day moving average on Tuesday and after a bearish energy stocks report.

·         The Department of Energy reported the largest crude oil build since 2001, as crude stocks rose by 10.9 million barrels in the week ending April 3, reaching a new record high of 482.4 million barrels.

·         The weekly energy report showed that ethanol stocks remained largely unchanged at 20.5 million barrels, but up from 16.4 million barrels in storage the previous year.

·         Ethanol production during the week slipped to 936K barrels per day, down from 952K barrels the previous week, but up from 896K barrels per day in the same week last year.

·         A blocked entrants to Brazil’s largest port at Santos will be opened to trucks delivering soybeans overnight, according to the port authority.

·         Corn futures are down 5 cents; currently holding just above trend line support off the March and April lows.

·         Soybean futures are mixed.

·         Wheat futures are down 1-cent in Chicago, down 3 cents in KC and down 1-cent in MN.

·         Live cattle futures are 10 to 50 cents lower while waiting for this week’s cash trade. Packers are said to be passing offers of $170 per cwt in the Plains. Boxed beef prices are higher again on routine movement.

·         Feeder cattle are quietly mixed waiting for direction.

·         Lean hog futures are 15 to 50 cents higher in consolidation. Product prices are modestly higher in good movement. Cash hogs are mostly steady.


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Arlan Suderman | Senior Market Analyst
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