Corn Closes Near the Day’s Lows

Sunset over a corn field

Corn futures posted losses of 1 ½ to 7 ¼ cents out to the 24/25 MY contracts, with the rest showing fractional gains. Pressure from the dollar and losses in wheat weighed on things into the close. 

The Tuesday afternoon Crop Progress report showed that Iowa is the only of the I-states to still lag the average planting pace, with NE, CO, KY, PA, TN, and TX all behind normal as well. Wet weather has slowed but not stopped planting progress, with the Plains expected to see some precip this week but things drying by the weekend.

Due to the Monday holiday, EIA data has been pushed back to a Thursday morning release, with Export Sales out on Friday.

China recently approved 2 GMO corn varieties from Argentina for import, expected in July.

Jul 24 Corn  closed at $4.55 1/4, down 7 1/4 cents,

Nearby Cash  was $4.36 1/2, down 6 3/4 cents,

Sep 24 Corn  closed at $4.65, down 6 1/2 cents,

Dec 24 Corn  closed at $4.78 3/4, down 6 1/2 cents,

New Crop Cash  was $4.43 3/8, down 6 3/8 cents,

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