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AM Outlook - Looking Lower

GOOD MORNING, Prices continue to trade on a mixed note, with bean prices mostly responding to good growing weather in Brazil and Argentina, which assures 2020 supplies will be ample.  Wheat saw support from ideas that China may want to lock down imports in lieu of Australia's lower production this year.  Chicago and KC wheat prices were firmer Monday, with Minneapolis trying to follow.   Other reasons for the wheat rally could include the fact that world values were firmer for a second week in a row, with Russian wheat offers higher on export demand.  There is also some chatter about a decrease in planted areas in western Europe, with the US planted areas falling as much as 10%.  Argentina quality issues also...

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