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Oilseed Highlights: Good Weather Nudges Bearish Trend

The Market For the week, front month contracts saw a 4 percent decline (-25.75 cents) in soybeans (1179.25/bushel), a 1 percent decline (-$4) in soymeal ($360.7/ST), and a 4.1 percent (-1.89 cents) in soyoil (43.63/pound. Speculators increased their net short position in soybeans by 3.7 percent to 90,486 contracts. USDA’s 28 June Acreage report could tank things further if it shows acres switching from corn to soybeans as some expect.  USDA’s latest Crop Progress report showed that 78 percent of expected soybean plantings were sown as of last week. The trade expected an 80 percent planting rate. Farmers are now ahead of the historical average, though still behind from last year due to rains disrupting the effort. Soybea...

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