Corn is 1 to 2 cents higher, soybeans are 1 to 2 cents higher, and wheat is 8 to 9 cents lower.
The U.S. stock market is sharply higher with the Dow 1000 points higher. The dollar index is 8 points higher. Interest rate products are weaker. Energies are firmer with crude up $1.60. Livestock trade is mixed with hogs leading. Precious metals are lower with gold down $44.
Corn trade is 1 to 2 cents higher with trade holding the upper end of the recent range but lacking the spark to take out the overhead resistance levels so far. Ethanol margins remain stable with improvements in driving demand so far this week and energy strength on further OPEC cuts with unleaded up a nickel. Warmer drier weather for most is expected for the bulk of the week before cooling next week with the west staying dry. Basis has been mostly steady this week. On the July contract support is the 20-day at $3.20, and resistance the fresh high at $3.31 which we are testing at midday.
Soybean trade is 1 to 2 cents higher at midday with trade looking to consolidate the breakout going into the weekend with the real gaining vs. the dollar this a.m., along with sales of 330,000 and 258,000 metric tons announced to unknown.
Wheat trade is 7 to 9 cents lower with selling pressure on the dollar flattening out, and with trade heading into a harvest weekend. The plains look to trend warmer and drier to push the crop along this week with harvest starting to expand to the south, while European weather looks little changed. KC is at a 53-cent discount to Chicago on the July with steady action today, while Minneapolis is back to a 3 cent premium. The July KC chart support is the 20-day at $4.58, with resistance the upper Bollinger Band at $4.80.