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Market Commentary - Torn Between Factors

The CBOT was mixed to start the week with corn and soybeans posting lackluster days. The wheat market continued last week’s strength early in the session but quickly found selling pressure that created bearish signals on the charts. Funds were modest net buyers in corn and soybeans while turning into wheat bears. Cattle futures were lower, following post-Cattle on Feed report expectations while the hog market finished with slight gains as cash prices continue to firm.  The U.S. weather forecast remains dominated by hot/dry weather for most of the West and Midwest while the Gulf is bracing for the possibility of two hurricanes making landfall this week. The Delta and U.S. Southeast will receive 3-6” of rain this week with s...

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