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Market Commentary: Spring Wheat Falls on Dakota Rains; Exports Support Corn

The CBOT was primarily focused on the ongoing index fund roll and positioning for tomorrow’s WASDE. Prices opened lower and traded that direction until mid-morning when end-users reentered the market with prices at key levels. Wetter weather across the northern Plains pressured spring wheat futures while falling palm oil and soyoil values pressured the soy complex. Corn was the only major market to post strong gains for the day with suspicions rising that USDA may increase its export forecast again tomorrow.  The U.S. weather forecast offers favorable showers and precipitation for the northern Plains, PNW, and parts of the Corn Belt this week but turns dry again after that. Notably, temperatures will be above average for areas i...

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The attached PDF offers graphical depiction and seasonal analysis of managed money and commercial traders' net position in key agricultural commodity markets. The data is, of course, taken from the CFTC's weekly Commitment of Traders report, using the futures only data. WPI recently completed a...

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