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Overnight Highlights

  • Overnight markets have corn -2 ½, soybeans -6 ¾, wheat -3 ½, crude oil +.34, dollar -.05, gold -.80 and the Dow +2.
  • Grain markets traded lower overnight with pessimism generated by a more favorable South American weather forecast as well as an unfavorable crop report from Brazil that showed both soybean and corn estimated production up for 2016/17.
  • Traders are expressing some concerns that corn and soybean exports are slowing, with China being absent from daily sales reporting recently and their crush margins deteriorating.
  • Barge freight is firming up with STL bidding 205% compared to 180% last week and the IL River 310% vs 260% a week ago.
  • The USDA January Crop Report will be released this Thursday.
  • Monday funds bought 5,000 corn, 4,000 wheat, 6,000 soybeans, 2,000 meal and 3,000 oil.

Commodity Weather Group Forecast



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