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It was a mixed day with most of the volume and bullishness occurring in the soy complex as grains counted their losses. It didn’t help that export sales were underwhelming, and some bears are now holding out hope for a so-called Santa Clause rally to end the year on a cheerier note. Actually, the gift of stronger markets and prices is ahead in 2020 and beyond, at least if one adds up such sentiments. For example, • Argentine weather is still iffy, and if there is inadequate rain within the next couple of weeks, it could get ugly. • The supply of wheat is large, but so is demand and smaller crops are being reported in Australia, Russia and elsewhere. • Mexico’s corn imports are forecast to grow by 14 percent in...

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