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Midday Update

·         The dollar dropped sharply in profit taking after failing to test the March 2009 highs this morning.

·         The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been down more than 200 points at times on global economic concerns after China took steps to tighten collateral requirements for short-term loans.

·         Crude oil dropped to a new low $62.25 early today, before rallying on a rapidly dropping dollar.

·         Grain and oilseed prices have tried to follow crude oil and much of the rest of the commodity sector higher on the retreating dollar, but it has struggled at times as sellers respond to the higher prices.

·         Repeated efforts to rally the grain and oilseed complex have been sold, despite interest in building ownership in the broader commodity sector today.

·         Corn futures are up 2 cents on tight farmer selling, but Gulf basis was softer once again on weak demand, with spot basis at its weakest in two months.

·         Soybeans are mixed, while soymeal is up $1 per ton on tight supplies, but both markets have been reluctant to take out overhead resistance on the charts.

·         Wheat prices are down 16 cents in Kansas City, down 13 cents in Chicago and down 12 cents in Minneapolis as the trade again focuses on high U.S. prices relative to much of the rest of the world.

·         Live cattle futures are up $1 to $1.25 per cwt on a technical bounce following recent sharp losses.

·         Feeder cattle futures are steady to $1.25 lower on a weaker cash market.

·         Lean hog futures are mostly 60 to 75 cents lower on soft fundamentals, although the lead December contract is 32 cents higher.


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Arlan Suderman | Senior Market Analyst
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