Congress is out this week but House GOP leaders will continue to look for a speaker who can garner enought votes when the full House decides on the position.
Far eastern areas of the Corn Belt are the exception, as they are expected to see more normal temps and precip.
Corn and wheat ended 1 to 2 cents lower, with soybeans up 1 to 2 cents. Livestock futures ended slightly to moderately higher.
Corn and wheat futures are slightly lower in morning trade, with soybeans 5 to 7 cents higher. Livestock futures are stronger to start the week.
A weaker tone in the U.S. dollar index limited selling in corn and wheat futures overnight, with soybeans supported by strength in the Chinese stock market. Livestock traders will gauge product markets this week.
Soybean futures ended the day mostly around 4 cents higher, with corn 5 to 8 cents lower and wheat mostly 2 to 3 cents lower.
Soybean futures firmed in reaction to the bigger-than-expected cut to the soybean crop, while corn futures were choppy after the smaller-than-expected cut to the corn crop.
Your editors break down the figures from USDA's Crop Production and Supply & Demand Reports.
Text highlights from USDA's October WASDE Report project lower wheat ending stocks, slightly lower corn harvested area and slightly lower soybean ending stocks.
Acreage updates were made in several States following a thorough review of all available data.
As of Tuesday, October 13
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