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CBOT markets opened on a mixed note this morning with some buying interest emerging after the two-day selloff. Soymeal started the day with a strong rally that didn’t stop until the close after Argentina’s Ag Ministry stated it would temporarily halt the registration of new agricultural product exports. The move comes as the country is preparing to increase its export taxes on soybeans and related products. The news was bullish U.S. soymeal exports and futures rallied accordingly. The CBOT also received support from a higher open by U.S. stocks, which helped bring some perception of the selloff having at least slowed, if not ended.  The Buenos Aires Times reported that Argentina’s government is preparing to increase...

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