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Midday Update

* Grains and oilseeds are weaker on friendly Brazilian weather and anticipated moisture for the southern US plains.
* This week’s energy report found less growth in crude stocks than the market anticipated, growing by 3.4 billion barrels, while gasoline stocks shrank for third week in a row and distillates (heating oil) stocks shrank even on flat shipping fuel usage.
* Ethanol stocks were reported to be lower by 600k barrels while production was off 7,000 barrels per day at 944,000 barrels.
* The EU parliament rejected a draft law that would have allowed member states to ban the use of EU-approved genetically modified food and feed.
* Dow Jones Commodity Index is up 1.1% on the strength today in the energy market.
* Cattle are stronger on midweek cash trade that was steady with Friday triggering short covering. November feeders and December cattle are currently trading limit up.
* Hogs are lower as packer demand decreased amid seasonal increase in supplies.
* US dollar is weaker on the anticipation of the Fed’s afternoon notes on this week’s FOMC meeting.

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