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Ahead of the Open | July 16, 2021

Spring wheat futures exploded overnight amid U.S. and Canadian crop woes. USDA announced a daily SRW sale to China this morning.

First Thing Today | July 16, 2021

Extreme heat coming for spring wheat country. Brazil’s corn contract washouts could be the highest since 2016. Xi raises food security to national security concern. Germany confirms its first cases of ASF in farm pigs.

After the Bell | July 15, 2021

Some profit-taking moved into the corn and soybean markets, while spring wheat continues to rally, pulling winter wheat futures higher in the process. Cattle and hog futures saw a choppy day of trade.

NOPA’s June crush slows more than anticipated

The data signals USDA is likely too high with its soy crush forecast.

July Rural Mainstreet Index Shows Strong Rural Economies

Monthly economic condition survey finds continuing strong growth in rural areas of the Midwest.

Worrisome long-term weather maps for spring wheat country and into the western Corn Belt

The National Weather Service's 30- and 90-day forecasts favor continued warm, dry weather for these areas.

First Thing Today Audio | July 15, 2021

The E.U. raises its soft wheat forecast, dryness in Brazil results in dredging on the Parana River and ASF continues to cause concern...