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Chicago Close: Wither the Weather?

US corn and soybean futures markets closed higher. The move was small compared to recent steep losses but most cash crop farmers will surely welcome a pause in the selling.

Dry Bean Crops Continue to Face Heat, Hail in Some Growing Areas

Dry bean crop conditions have been largely the same this week as the previous two report weeks, according to the latest crop update from Thompsons Ltd. in Blenheim. Manitoba and MinnDak have received hail over the past week, which has been the only change in conditions. Eastern regions continue to need rain, while western regions have more than plenty.

US Wheat Futures Watching Europe, Lows May be in

US wheat futures are trading just above their lowest level in ten years, but the lows may be in for the time being as funds are already holding large short positions and attention turns to problems with the European crop.

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