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Market Commentary

The CBOT turned lower this morning after China confirmed that it would not roll back tariffs on soybeans like it said it will for other products. That news, combined with an Argentina-China trade agreement (more details in the Soybean section of this report), pressured soybeans and soymeal and generally put traders in a selling mood. Funds are rumored to have sold most of what they purchased yesterday, though buying interest was notable as prices moved towards support levels. Corn, wheat, and soybeans all finished the day in the red with notable buy corn/sell wheat and buy soyoil/sell soymeal spread trading.  Weather patterns remain favorable for U.S. crops (bearish prices) but somewhat worrisome (bullish prices) for South America. U...

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