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Overnight Highlights

  • In overnight markets: corn +1 ½, soybeans +2 ¼, wheat +1 ½, crude -.87, gold +2.60, Dollar -.03, Dow futures +78.     
  • Argentina’s monthly numbers showed 2016/17 soybean production at 58 MMT compared to the latest USDA estimate of 57 MMT. They projected corn at 46.5 MMT vs. the USDA estimate of 40.0 MMT.
  • Argentina’s Buenos Aires Exchange pegged soybean harvest at 80% complete compared to 72% last year and the average of 83%.
  • SovEcon, a Russian analyst, reduced its estimate for 2017 grain production from 109.5 MMT to 106.5 MMT.
  • Chinese soybean crush margins are at a the lowest level in 9 months, up to $38 per ton according to one reporting province.
  • EIA Ethanol yesterday was mixed with lower production and lower stocks. Of note, inventories of crude, gasoline and distillates were reduced by 6 million on strong consumption.
  • USDA weekly export sales will be reported at 7:30am CDT.

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