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Morning Comments May 9, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 7:05 AM
Submitted by: Landus Cooperative


Opening Calls:

Corn: 1 to 2 higher

Beans: steady to 1 higher

 

Yesterday saw corn 4 to 5 cents lower, even with talk of a wet eastern corn belt. Planting progress, at 47% for corn appeared as expected, but still 5% behind the average. Iowa is estimated to be 52% planted vs. 28% last week. The 6 to 10 day forecast looks drier than normal for most of the south and east, while the 11 to 15 is showing a wetter pattern. 

 

Soybeans were 5 to 8 lower yesterday. The Brazilian farmer is taking advantage of the lower Real to make some sales. The planting progress report showed 14% complete vs. 17% on average.  A fairly ho-hum report, but not much else in the way of news.

 

There is a WASDE report due out tomorrow from the USDA, but we don’t expect much new information from this report.

 

 

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