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Overnight Highlights

  • Overnight grain markets: Corn -1 ¾, Soybeans -3 ¼, Wheat -5 ½, Crude -.93, Gold -.90, Dollar +.20, Dow futures -157.
  • China canceled 4 cargoes of U.S. corn and rebought the it from Ukraine, due to tighter GMO oversight, as Ukraine does not genetically modify crops.
  • China is expecting to consume 4 MMT more ethanol in 2017/18 than last season. Their top growing region, Heilongjiang is planning to add 5 MMT of ethanol production capacity this year.
  • Egypt’s GASC is in for more wheat for March. Ukraine may be able to compete with Russia for this order as Russian values have risen by $3/MMT.
  • The Budget Bill from Congress includes a $1/gal credit for 2017 biodiesel production. RINS values were up following this development.
  • Thursday funds bought 6,000 corn, 9,000 soybeans, 9,000 meal. Sold 6,000 wheat, 5,000 oil.

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