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Recap: Pre-WASDE Expectations

Once more, here are the advertised expectations for tomorrow's November WASDE.   Some expectations include lower yield and production estimates, and harvested acreage.   Industry analysts expects the USDA to cut corn exports given the slow pace and stiff competition from other origins.   Friday's numbers will include updated harvest estimates for spring wheat and durum from several northern states impacted by adverse harvest weather.   In the past five years, the Nov. WASDE has been bearish for corn and bean prices, but traders are hoping a late harvest and crop damage may buck that trend.   U.S. PRODUCTION (Million Bushels) 2019-20                ...

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