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Midday Update

·         Export sales for the week ending December 18 totaled 67.1 million bushels of old crop corn (strong), 23.4 million old- & 55.0 million new-crop soybeans (strong), and 10.8 million bushels of wheat (average)

·         USDA’s Weekly Grain inspections showed 24 million bushels of corn exported, 52.3 million bushels of soybeans for export, and 7.3 million bushels of wheat for export.

·         Indonesia and Malaysia are continuing to deal with heavy rains and flooding , the forecasts will remain wet for a few more days before they get a break.  The harvest, transportation, and crushing of new supplies could impact into early January.

·         Corn futures have turned lower on the day, down 3 cents.

·         Soybean futures are also lower down 2 cents and soymeal down $3.90, while oil is still higher up .60 providing a mixed feeling in the bean complex.

·         Wheat futures are down 2 cents on the Kansas City market, while Chicago is down 2 and Minneapolis is down 1 cent.

·         Live cattle futures are very strong, up $2.00 to $3.00 in 1 contract month, as feeder cattle seem to be leading the way

·         Feeder cattle are up $4.00 in most contract months.

·         Lean hogs are up $.30 to $.80.


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