Grain futures posted positive gains this week with beans up 23 and corn up 6, but in the cash market overall trends in the basis were mostly flat. Corn managed a 1-cent improvement on the week, while soybeans were unchanged on average across the country.
The USDA Ag Outlook Forum provided a boost for soybean prices on Thursday.
Grains saw some trend reversal overnight with corn and beans giving up some of their gains from the previous session while wheat recovered from its losses on Thursday. Corn was down 1 cent a bushel, soybeans off 2 cents a bushel and wheat was up 2 cents.
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In the overnight session corn traded down a penny, soybeans increased 5 cents and wheat fell 1 ¼ cents by the pause in trading. Corn is currently trading at $3.82 which is right on its 100 day moving average. Soybeans 100 day moving average hangs over prices at $10.07.
The grains are trading slightly lower this morning after a positive day yesterday. Cold weather throughout the Midwest and an Egyptian tender has provided a bid under wheat.
In the overnight session corn traded down 2 ¼ cents, soybeans slipped 2 cents and wheat increased 1 ¾ of a cent. Be careful of soybeans hitting resistance during today’s trading session. We are currently trading near resistance from the lows of the soybeans channel that lasted from October...
Grain markets were mostly quiet this week with corn and soybean futures showing little directional bias. In the cash market, basis continued to firm with US average corn basis up 2 cents while soybeans were up 3 cents a bushel.
In corn, ethanol plants continue to show less basis strength...