Grain and soy markets are expected to open with a firmer tone. Corn will be supported by bullish export news.
USDA reported weekly corn sales in week ended March 16 at 3.096 MMT, while soybeans and wheat each missed the low-end of their respective pre-report ranges.
Corn futures built on Wednesday’s corrective gains overnight, while soybeans and wheat bounced after recent losses.
Cash corn, soybean and wheat prices are well under year-ago.
The Federal Reserve raised interest rates 25 basis points but seemed to give mixed signals on further monetary policy action. The benchmark lending rate was increase to a range of 4.75% to 5.00%.
Cash livestock and wholesale meat prices dropped over the past week.