These changes were widely expected. Get all the volume targets here.
Our weighted Crop Condition Index shows the HRW crop improved 3.35 points from last week and the SRW crop improved marginally.
Corn ended mostly 5 cents higher, with soybeans up 7 to 8 cents. SRW wheat was mixed, while HRW and HRS were firmer. Cattle ended lower and hogs were mixed amid spreading.
Gail Martell points out a once severe drought has been diminished to patchy areas of the Great Plains and Midwest.
Corn is mostly 2 cents higher, with soybeans up 4 to 5 cents. Wheat is favoring a firmer tone and livestock futures are under pressure.
The Restaurant Performance Index rose by 0.7 points in October to 102.1 -- its 32nd consecutive month of expansion.
Wheat export inspections were within lackluster expectations. Get more details.
Corn was mixed overnight, with soybeans and wheat mostly firmer. Livestock futures are called higher as traders gauge post-holiday product markets.
In last week's report USDA showed a huge increase in weekly corn export sales with Mexico a featured buyer. Cotton analysts lower global production.
Congress returns in a "rush" to conclude issues they have talked about for months, including spending issues, policy riders, highway funding and tax incentive extenders.
As of Tuesday, December 1
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