Morning Comments December 13, 2019

Bradford plot harvest

Opening Calls:
Corn: 2 to 4 higher
Beans: 6 to 10 higher

Good morning,
The corn market rallied yesterday after it was announced that a phase-one deal had been reached with the U.S. and China. A positive export report also helped the market along as U.S. corn showed 874,000 mt vs a predicted 400-800,000. Bulls continue to hope the USDA will reduce yields in the January report and we need to continue to keep a close eye on the potential corn acres for 2020. The trade announcement also provided some support for soybeans yesterday with the market continuing to trade higher this morning. U.S. bean export sales came in at 1.050 mmt vs a predicted 500,000 – 1.1 mmt. 

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