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WASDE Soybeans

According to USDA: Soybean production is estimated at 4,544 million bushels, down 56 million.  Harvested area is estimated at 88.1 million acres, down fractionally from the previous report.  Yield is estimated at 51.6 bushels per acre, down 0.5 bushels, led by reductions for North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska.   The 2018/19 global soybean outlook includes lower production, exports, crush, and stocks.  Global soybean production is lowered 8.2 million tons to 361.0 million with lower crops for Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and South Africa.  Production for Brazil is lowered 5 million tons to 117 million due to dryness in parts of the South and Center-West regions.  Production for Argentina is...

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Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.7475/bushel, up $0 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.0425/bushel, down $0.0275 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.075/bushel, up $0.04 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $306.5/short ton, up $1 from yeste...

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