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Monday’s CBOT trade was quiet with corn leading to the downside as funds continue to be net sellers. Soybean futures traded a mixed day with early short covering in soymeal offering support. Wheat future are looking for a bottom and may have found one with the market rallying 3-4 cents this afternoon. Fundamental news remains light and for now, it’s all about the U.S. weather forecast and exports.  China’s new COVID-19 food safety regulations are causing confusion in physical meat markets. A memo that China’s CIQ (the equivalent to USDA APHIS) circulated to U.S. meat exporters warns that food exports to China will have to be COVID-19-free to be accepted for import. Some traders/exporters have reportedly not sig...

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Dec 20 Corn closed at $3.365/bushel, down $0.0825 from yesterday's close.  Sep 20 Wheat closed at $5.2475/bushel, down $0.0925 from yesterday's close.  Nov 20 Soybeans closed at $8.7525/bushel, down $0.155 from yesterday's close.  Dec 20 Soymeal closed at $291.7/short ton, down $...

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