* At midday, corn is +3, soybeans are -2, Chicago wheat is -2, KC wheat is -3, Minneapolis wheat -1, May feeders -1.600, Jun fat cattle -.800, Apr hogs -.100.
* USDA Export Sales this morning showed corn at 37.2 mln bushels and in the middle of the expected range. Soybeans at 15.4 mln bushels, within the expected range. Wheat sales were below expectations at 5.9 for the next marketing year but canceled 2.1 mln bushels for current year.
* Japan bought 5.7 mln bushels in a private sale according to the USDA for current marketing year.
* Ethanol futures have been on the rise today and providing the strength in corn futures along with the better export sales reported this morning. Soy product sales were disappointing and have held down the overall bean complex.
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