NEWS
DTN Midday Grain Comments
David M. Fiala DTN Contributing Analyst
Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:38 AM CDT
General Comments

The U.S. stock markets are firmer with the Dow futures up 35. The interest rate products are higher. The dollar index is 35 lower. Energies are mixed. Livestock trade is mixed. Precious metals are higher with gold up $8.

CORN

Corn trade is trading around a nickel lower at midday. We saw limited upside follow-through overnight and have been down nearly a dime. Crop progress listed 97% of the crop silking versus the 99% average, 52% in the dough stage versus 65% average and 11% dented versus the 30% average. Crop conditions slipped 3% to 61% good to ...

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