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Fear of the impact of higher interest rates sent the U.S. stock market and nearly every commodity market spinning lower today. And as traders contemplate tomorrow’s October WASDE, they are well aware of the bearish tone of the August and September WASDEs. The assumption is that the October WASDE will give off similar bearish vibes based on larger U.S. supplies and increased U.S. ending stocks estimates for 2018/19. Grain and soy markets did not exhibit such fears overnight, but then they did not show much of anything overnight with prices unchanged to slightly lower on scant volume when trading recessed. The bearish sentiments became a bit more pronounced during the day session, especially for the soy complex. The soybean outlook is...

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Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.8475/bushel, up $0.005 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.3/bushel, down $0.06 from yesterday's close.  Jan 19 Soybeans closed at $9.005/bushel, down $0.065 from yesterday's close.  Jan 19 Soymeal closed at $307.3/short ton, down $1.2 from...

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