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The CBOT continued making modest adjustments in the wake of Friday’s WASDE, but found relatively little new information upon which to trade. The USDA will resurvey parts of the Midwest where harvest was severely impacted by the fall weather, but even modest reductions to production estimates in those areas won’t make a big deal for the U.S. balance sheet. Consequently, from a supply-side view, the January WASDE/Crop Production reports are presenting the final numbers.    Trade at the CBOT was dominated by spread activity, particularly unwinding of long soybean/short corn spreads. The soy complex was broadly weaker though soymeal finished higher from soymeal/soyoil spread trade. Wheat futures traded a lackluster day th...

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