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AM Outlook - Short-Covering

GOOD MORNING, Prices are mostly higher this morning after the release of crop progress reports showed corn conditions off 3 percent vs. expectations for unchanged.  The trade today may consist of more short-covering activity as funds are net short across the board.  Wheat continues to sustain its recent upside turn higher from lower, with spill-over into the soy complex as more strength emerges.   CROP PROGRESS Corn:  3 percent lower vs. an expected unchanged, to 55 percent good/excellent, the lowest corn rating of the year.  States that saw the greatest deterioration included Illinois, Nebraska, Michigan, Tennessee, and Texas.  Missouri, North Carolina, and South Dakota saw the largest improvement.&n...

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