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First Thing Today | July 22, 2021

Profit-taking overnight. Industry still trying to get a handle on Canada’s wheat and canola crops. Central China is dealing with floods. FTC adopts policy statement to take on ‘right to repair.'

First Thing Today | July 21, 2021

A high pressure ridge could lead to more drying in western Corn Belt, Northern Plains. USDA isn’t the only one missing the mark on Canada’s wheat crop. Odds are low for a proposed bill to end corn-ethanol mandate.

First Thing Today | July 20, 2021

Grain and soy futures rallied overnight amid a concerning forecast for some areas and lower-than-expected corn and spring wheat condition ratings.

First Thing Today | July 19, 2021

Spring wheat still soaring amid weather woes, with the warm dry forecast for the western Corn Belt concerning. China’s grain imports are still soaring. Its Sichuan province reported ASF in illegally transported piglets

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.

First Thing Today | July 15, 2021

Another slowdown in crush expected for June, with export sales also out today. Low water levels on Argentina’s Parana River still causing headaches. Chinese pork production hits seven-year high in Q2

First Thing Today | July 14, 2021

Storms expected to roll across the Midwest from today forward. China’s summer wheat crop up from 2020, but quality is a concern. Biden to meet with Senate Democrats about their $3.5-tril. budget reconciliation plan.

First Thing Today | July 13, 2021

Spring wheat CCI rating plunges again. Chinese purchases of soybeans, corn, wheat and meat all up from year-ago through June. Transportation spending bill has a spending offset issue. Cash hog bids dive.