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Overnight Highlights

  • Overnight markets have corn +1 ¼, soybeans +6, wheat +2, crude oil -.48, dollar +.05, gold -1.0 and the Dow +54.
  • Higher markets overnight. Support from better meal prices in China and concern that wet weather could slow harvest. Expect harvest to pick up in the central and east.
  • USDA reported corn harvest progress at 9% compared to 13% average for the date. Traded expected 11%. Winter wheat planting reported at 17% vs 18% on average.
  • FOMC meeting this week. Market expects an interest rate hike to be deferred until December.
  • Yesterday China sold 1,800 mt of 2012 corn but had no takers on the 2011 supplies nor the apparently less collectible 2013 model.
  • Iowa’s ag secretary noted a large portion of the state remains wet, delaying the start of harvest. 52% of the state’s corn crop is rated as mature.
  • Monday funds bought 4,000 soybeans and sold 2,000 corn and 500 wheat.

Commodity Weather Group Forecast

·         Very limited rains in Midwest yesterday (mainly WI); heavier rains in NC threaten cotton quality as 2/3 are open boll

·         Rains in NW 1/4 Midwest this week add to disease concerns in N. IA/S. MN/WI; elsewhere favorable drying all week

·         Showers early next week halt W. 1/2 Midwest harvest but eastern areas see only minor interruptions

·         Delta rains confined to W. 1/2 early next week limiting harvest delays; rains in NC today continue cotton quality threat

·         Extensive Plains wheat rains early next week benefit newly seeded fields but detract from W. TX cotton quality

·         Weekend rains in Canadian wheat/canola areas slow harvest but drier following week keeps damage threat limited

 

 

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