DTN's Quick Takes

Periodic Updates on the Grains, Livestock Futures Markets

(Illustration by Nick Scalise)

OMAHA (DTN) -- After the Sunday evening open, May corn is up 5 3/4 cents, May soybeans are up 16 1/4 cents and May KC wheat is up 2 1/4 cents. Brazil saw more scattered showers over the weekend, and the seven-day forecast continues to look wet for central Brazil. Southern Argentina had limited showers over the weekend with isolated showers expected this week, still a dry forecast overall. Here in the central U.S., the seven-day forecast remains mostly dry. Outside markets are supportive for commodities early with Dow Jones futures trading up 226 points and the March U.S. Dollar Index down 0.13. April gold is up $9.10 and April crude oil is up $1.21 a barrel.