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Markets Commentary

DTN Midday Grain Comments

Corn, Beans Lower at Midday

Trade is mostly lower at midday led by soybeans.

DTN Midday Livestock Comments

Strong Live Cattle Gains Redevelop in February Contracts

February live cattle futures have posted sharp triple-digit gains Thursday morning. The cash market gains Wednesday is bringing additional buyer interest in front-month futures. Lean hog futures remain under pressure as traders are looking for the potential to bring a sense of stability to the weakened complex.

DTN Daily Feedstuffs Comments

Weakness Develops in Protein Markets Based on Soybean Meal Softness

Despite the lack of aggressive moves midweek in soybean markets, the soybean meal market posted moderate pressure based on traders backing away from nearby soybean meal futures. This placed additional softness into most protein segments with cash soybean meal and canola meal prices posting uniform $2 per ton losses.

DTN Opening Dairy Comments

Milk Futures Slide Lower Thursday

Additional pressure in cash markets is expected to bring additional softness to milk futures early Thursday morning. Even though the market remains under pressure, current market moves are expected to be minimalized by the potential that firm demand may limit long-term pressure in cash trade.

DTN Daily Ethanol Comments

Ethanol Futures Shift Slightly Higher Wednesday

Light buyer support developed in ethanol futures trade with fractional gains seen in nearby contracts. The light gains in corn prices as well as firming buyer support in RBOB gasoline markets helped draw traders back to the table.

DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

Most Retail Fertilizer Prices Higher

Average retail fertilizer prices continued to increase the third week of February 2017, marking the fourth week in a row prices have moved higher.

DTN Morning Cotton Commentary

Cotton Bounces Quietly Near Session High

An additional 111 delivery notices issued. Weekly export sales delayed. U.S. weekly jobless claims moved higher. Cash online cotton sales declined to 5,123 bales on The Seam.

DTN Plains & Prairies Opening Comments

Row Crops Grind Lower

May soybeans are 3 cents lower, May canola is $2.60/mt lower, March corn is 1/2 cent lower and May HRS is 1/2 cent lower while winter wheat is trading lower. The Canadian dollar is 9 basis points higher.

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