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DTN Before The Bell Grains

Grains Prices Higher; Eastern Fields Remain Soggy

July corn was up 8 1/4 cents, July soybeans were up 13 3/4 cents and July Kansas City wheat was up 9 3/4 cents.

DTN Before The Bell-Livestock

Continued Selling Develops

Firm pressure entered most livestock futures Monday morning as active losses quickly developed in feeder cattle and lean hog trade. This is limiting potential market stability during early-week trade.

DDG Weekly Update

DTN Weekly DDG Average Price Strengthens

DTN's weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was up $4 on average, at $137 per ton.

DTN Opening Dairy Comments

Income Over Feed Declining

Milk futures are not reacting to the continued higher grain prices. There is no spillover trading activity yet. Grain markets are moving higher due to weather while dairy markets are holding due to weather being mostly favorable for milk production. That will change in time, as there is a delayed correlation.

DTN Daily Ethanol Comments

Friday's Ethanol Futures Higher Again

Ethanol futures were up 6.1 cents in the July contract at $1.61 and up 5.5 cents in the August contract at $1.609. Corn closed up 11 cents in the July contract at $4.53 and up 10 1/2 cents in the September contract at $4.58 1/4.

DTN Fertilizer Outlook

Oversupply Weakens Global Ammonia Prices

Wet fields, delayed planting, and how many corn acres are lost this year because of challenging weather and field conditions are influencing domestic demand of some fertilizers. The global ammonia price level is starting to hurt some production spots but, so far, no major cutbacks in output are seen.

DTN Morning Cotton Commentary

Cotton Sharply Higher on Grains, Weather

Oil futures and Brent crude edged lower following modest gains Friday, consolidating within last week's trade range ahead of the expiration of July West Texas Intermediate options Monday afternoon.

DTN Plains & Prairies Opening Comments

Soybeans Lead With Double-Digit Gains

July soybeans are 16 1/4 cents higher; July canola is $1.90/mt higher; July spring wheat is up 6 1/2 cents; July SRW is 10 cents higher; July corn is up 8 3/4 cents. The Canadian dollar is up 4 basis points in overseas trade against the USD.

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