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Overnight Highlights

  • Overnight grain markets: Corn -1,  Soybeans -2 ½, Wheat -3 ½, Crude +.49, Gold -2.60, Dollar +.13, Dow futures +89.
  • EPA announced U.S. 2018 and 2019 biofuel mandates – EPA will maintain the U.S. conventional biofuel mandate at 15 billion gallons (same as current year) and keep the biodiesel mandate at 2.1 billion gallons.
  • U.S. tariffs on Argentine biodiesel imports are having an impact, as their exports are off 30% from last year.
  • Soybean crush in China is reported to be around 2 MMT for last week, which is above last year’s levels. Crush margins are below the highs attained in October.
  • Wednesday funds bought 10,000 corn, 4,000 wheat, 4,000 meal. Sold 1,000 soybeans, 1,000 oil.
  • USDA Weekly Export Sales this morning.

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