MGEX wheat closed 1 1/4 to 2 cents lower, corn closed 2 to 3 cents lower, soybeans finished 7 1/4 to 10 1/2 cents lower while canola closed $0.90 to $1.40/mt lower.
At mid-day trade, the TSX was trading 24 points lower, leaving the index at 13,431, while the Dow and S&P 500 were narrowly mixed. The Canadian dollar was 47 basis points higher, while the U.S. dollar index has rallied 0.398 to 80.235. Gold was $25.50 lower at $1,323.80/ounce. Crude oil was unchanged at $96.77/barrel, while Brent crude was 45 cents lower at $109.51/barrel.