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Except for Kansas City wheat, markets were down overnight, and everything nosedived today. December corn initially tried to recover, but that didn’t last long. It closed at $402.50, below the 200-day moving average (MA). The question opening the day was whether November soybeans would test $8.75; the contract lost 16.25 cents to close at $8.62.25 and may see more trouble ahead. December SRW wheat also closed below this morning’s expectations with a double-digit loss. The market was headed lower anyway, but the trade war with China drove a stake through everything. The Trump administration’s announcement of a 10 percent tariff on another $300 million worth of imports from China hammered equities and agricultural commodity...

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