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Corn prices are headed lower, but this year's bearish arguments
aren't as strong as a year ago.
See . FTodd's Take...
A focus on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade
Agreement, or NAFTA, may be a reason for little action on bilateral agreements
with countries such as Japan.
See DTN Ag News. BNAFTA, Tax Reform Eyed...
Crop conditions were mostly stable last week with corn condition
unchanged from the previous week and soybean condition up just 1 percentage
point in the good-to-excellent category, making this week's USDA Crop Progress
report neutral again for both crops, according to DTN Analyst Todd Hultman.
See DTN Ag News. BUSDA Weekly Crop Progress...
As the U.S. spring wheat harvest nears the halfway point, producers
from around the Upper Midwest and Northern Plains are reporting a wide variety
of yields, protein levels and grain quality issues.
See DTN Ag News. 4^Cash Market Moves...
DTN/The Progressive Farmer will not be attending or reporting on
events or data related to the former Pro Farmer Crop Tour.
See DTN Ag News. F^Note to DTN Subscribers...
8/10/2017 NAFTA and Mexico: Interview w/ Martin Gonzalez
NAFTA Mexico Day 2
8/9/2017 NAFTA and Mexico: Video Journal Day 2
DTN Closing Corn Comments
Darin Newsom DTN Sr Analyst
December corn closed down 3 cents Tuesday with scattered showers stretched
from eastern Kansas across the eastern Midwest, heavy in some spots like Kansas
City where flooding occurred. The Midwest is not expecting much rain the next
seven days while the better chances are across the southern U.S. Temperatures
are expected to stay mild through the end of August. Late Monday, USDA said 76%
of corn had reached dough stage and 29% was dented, down from the five-year
average of 35% dented for this time of year. 62% of corn was rated either good
or excellent, the same as a week ago. 14% of Illinois corn rated poor or very
poor, up from 11% last week. While this year's corn crop is slower to develop,
there is no threat of early freeze seen in the current fall forecast. For now,
December corn continues to trickle to new lows in 2017, in line with its
seasonal tendency and anticipating a corn harvest near 14 billion bushels this
fall. DTN's National Corn Index closed at $3.12 Monday, priced 37 cents below
the September contract and at a new 2017 low. In outside markets, the September
U.S. dollar index is up 0.48 with financial traders waiting to see if the
Federal Reserve Chairman gives any interest rate hints at Jackson Hole,
Wyoming, on Friday.