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Midday Update

·         The dollar is lower for the third day in a row after failing to reach to new highs this week and pressure from the jobs report.

·         Weakness in wheat continues driven by two things; weather and fund shorts. Weather outlook is cooperative in the plains while the funds continue to grow their short position to near record levels. Exports on wheat was disappointing, down 85% from previous week.

·         Corn futures are off 2-3 cents in spite of exports coming in on the high end of expectations.

·         Soybeans are off 5-7 cents. Old crop bean sales came in well above expectations and NOPA crush came in above expectations but the market is looking at reduced meal exports and strong domestic meal production.

·         Wheat futures are 2 cents lower in Chicago, down 7 in KC and down 4 in MN.

·         Live cattle futures are 30 cents higher in April.

·         Feeder cattle futures are $.70 to $1.00 higher.

·         Lean hog futures are recovering from yesterday, up 40 to 70 cents.


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