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·         USDA reported private sale of 235,000 MT of Soybeans (8.6 million bushels) sold to China for the 14/15 MY.  USDA reported private sale of 174,000 MT of Soy Meal sold to Thailand for the 15-16 MY.  USDA reported private sale of 116,000 MT of Sorghum sold to "unknown" destination for the 14/15 MY.

·         USDA weekly corn inspections: 529,801 MT tons vs. expected 700,000

·         USDA weekly soybean inspections: 2,784,913 MT tons vs. expected 2.55 million MT.

·         USDA weekly wheat inspections: 447,353 MT tons vs. expected 300,000.

·         Corn futures are down 3 cents, Poor close on Friday and lack of supportive news over weekend contributing to follow through weakness thus far.

·         Soybeans are down 10 cents, with soymeal down $1.00. Soy oil up .29, Better than expected inspections helping support soybeans, good weather in South America putting weight on the soy complex.

·         Wheat futures are up 1 in Chicago, up 1-2 in Kansas City and up 1 cents in Minneapolis.  Colder weather in forecasts and light snow cover overall giving some support so far along with some better than expected inspections.

·         Live cattle futures are down 50 cents after barely making a new high in the December contract but backing off now.  Cash trade set a record on Friday, but cattle on feed report was bearish. 

·         Feeder cattle futures are 1.40 to 1.60 cents lower.  Feeders have not been as strong as the fat cattle lately and starting to lead lower.

·         Lean hog futures are $.40 lower to $1.20 higher, follow through from the cold storage report being viewed as bullish because of strong out movement in product in the month of October.


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