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First Thing Today | May 20, 2022

Wheat futures faced followthrough selling pressure overnight, while corn also traded lower. Soybeans have turned mixed after earlier weakness.

Rural Bankers Note Surge in Loan Volume, Slowing Economy

The Rural Mainstreet Index finds loan volumes up on increased input costs.

Market Watch | May 19, 2022

Big weekly gains in cash prices for corn, soybeans and wheat.

Winter wheat drought footprint shrinks a little more

Drought still covers two-thirds of U.S. winter wheat area.

Hot summer across U.S.; dry in western Corn Belt, Southern Plains

If the forecast verifies, it suggests crop stress could develop across the western Corn Belt and persist in the Southern Plains

Old-crop soybean exports sales top expectations

China continues to buy sizable quantities of U.S. old-crop soybeans, accounting for more than half of the weekly total.

First Thing Today | May 19, 2022

Wheat and corn futures faced continued pressure from Wednesday’s losses overnight, while soybeans traded mixed.