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The CBOT was called mixed/lower to start today and it did just that. Corn and the soy complex were subject to fund selling and broke key technical support points while the wheat market strengthened on news of a Russian export quota. The livestock markets are in complete disarray and swung from wide losses to large gains today, before settling mostly lower.  The CBOT remains mired in bearish sentiment and funds are aggressive net sellers. Grain market fundamentals are bearish with ethanol demand having been destroyed by crude oil prices and lack of driving in America. The financial plight of the livestock industry remains a headwind for grain demand as well. At this point, there needs to be a strong shift in the tide in the fight again...

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