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What DTN Is Watching


DTN will be watching for the Consumer sentiment index and leading economic indicators. We will also be watching for updated weather forecasts for the primary Corn Belt, and any information regarding the U.S.-China trade situation. Also, the CFTC Commitment of Traders report will be out on Friday and will give us a glimpse of early week fund short-covering in all three primary ag markets.


Light to moderate rain is in store for the Northern Plains through portions of the northern and western Midwest Friday, causing a new round of planting disruption. Other crop areas will be dry and very warm, offering chances for progress. The next week looks wet for the northern and western Midwest and most of the Plains. Eastern Midwest, Delta and Southeast areas will be drier.