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November 22, 2017 | Grain Hedge Insights | Kevin McNew | Views: 1116

Fall Weather Continues to be Challenging for Harvest

January Soybeans Up in the Overnight Session

In the overnight session the December corn is unchanged, January Soybeans up 5 ¼ cents and December wheat is down ¾ of a cent. December corn continues to trade around resistance at $3.44 ¾ per bushel after breaking below that support level last week. Weather in Brazil looks beneficial to the corn and soybean crop with an active rain pattern across most all of the grain growing regions. Argentina continues to have areas of dryness for their corn and soybean crop, but the 11-15 day weather outlook points to some precipitation.


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Weather this fall has been challenging for harvest. The cooler weather and rain delays made it hard for later planted crops to dry down naturally in the field. Corn has been delivered wet from the field and has experienced moisture deductions and the size of the crop has put pressure on infrastructure.  Some elevators have shortened dump hours for high moisture grain as they try to work through their inventory. We have seen a 3 to 4 cent premium for 14.5 percent moisture corn at the Gulf.   


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