* At midday, corn is +1, soybeans are +1, Chicago wheat is -8, KC wheat is -7, Minneapolis wheat is -4, March feeders -1.200, Feb fat cattle -1.800, Feb hogs +.450.
* USDA Weekly export sales for corn were 26.3 mln, at the top end of expectations. Soybeans sales were 41.4 mln bushel, also at the top end of expectations. Wheat weekly sales were 10.7 mln bushels, and in the middle of the range.
* Cash cattle in Texas and Nebraska have traded around $134/cwt today and a couple of dollars higher than last week.
* Concern is building that Southern Russian wheat will lack snow cover when a cold shift will occur in the 11-15 day forecast and leaving over half of the crop vulnerable to winterkill.
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