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First Thing Today | June 17, 2022

Corn and soybean futures saw active followthrough buying overnight after strong gains Thursday, while the wheat market was quiet in two-sided trade.

More than 90% of Rural Bankers Expect Recession

Monthly survey finds negative impact from raging input costs, high expectations of recession.

Market Watch | June 16, 2022

Cash corn prices continue to rise.

Hot summer, featuring western Corn Belt dryness

Heat isn't expected to build in the central and northern Corn Belt until after corn pollination.

Another disappointing week for corn export sales

Corn sales were a marketing-year low for 2021-22 and light for 2022-23, too.

First Thing Today | June 16, 2022

Corn futures mildly built on Wednesday’s gains overnight, while soybeans and wheat traded mixed.

Midweek Cash Markets | June 15, 2022

Corn basis continues to firm. The national average cash price is now just shy of $8.

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Fed goes off-script as it tries to catch up with inflation; still behind the curve

Today's 75-basis-point increase to interest rates signals the Fed has grown increasingly concerned with inflation, though it is still playing catchup.