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Daily US grain report: grains mixed early Tuesday as traders gearing up for big report Friday

US grain futures prices were mixed to firmer overnight. Corn was up around 1 cent, soybeans down around 1 cent and wheat up 2 to 4 cents.

5 November 2019, at 10:00am

The grain markets are mostly in pause mode ahead of this Friday's key USDA monthly supply and demand report (WASDE). Forecasts for the November WASDE report show US corn average corn yield at 167 bushels per acre compared to 168.4 bushels in the last USDA report. US corn production is seen at 13.6 billion bushels compared to 13.779 in last month's report. US soybean average yield is forecast at 46.6 bushels per acre compared to 46.9 bushels in the last USDA report. US soybean production is seen at 3.51 billion bushels versus 3.55 billion in last month's report.

Look for more choppy and sideways trading up until the monthly USDA report on 8th November; bulls and bears on level near-term playing field at present
Look for more choppy and sideways trading up until the monthly USDA report on 8th November; bulls and bears on level near-term playing field at present

© Jim Wyckoff

Limiting selling interest in grain futures this week are notions the US.

and China are moving closer to a trade deal that would include significantly more Chinese purchases of US. agricultural products.

Bulls have near-term technical advantage; look for quieter trading ahead of Friday's USDA report
Bulls have near-term technical advantage; look for quieter trading ahead of Friday's USDA report

© Jim Wyckoff

However, limiting buying interest in futures is commercial seasonal hedge pressure in the corn and soybean futures markets amid the US. harvest.

The USDA weekly crop progress report out Monday afternoon showed US corn harvest at 52 percent complete versus 54 percent expected. US soybean harvest was at 75 percent complete, which was in line with expectations. US winter wheat planting was at 89 percent complete versus 91 percent expected.