CPI comes in higher than expected.

Overnight- Corn and soybean futures are close to unchanged. CPI for January came out 2 tenths higher than expected. The grains did not react much, but the dollar index reversed higher and is up 70 cents.

If the grains can hold steady to higher on the day with the dollar rallying, it will be a good sign for support.

Yesterday, corn and wheat futures were flat while soybeans gained almost 10 cents.

AgRural bumped its Safrina corn crop estimate by 5 MMT due to additional planted acreage. They are now slightly higher than Conab because their earlier estimate was significantly below Conab.

The real question is how much money is the Brazilian farmer willing to throw at this corn crop as they have negative margins and are looking at a possible early end to monsoon season.


Inflation coming in higher than expected will not help the markets this morning but if the grains can end steady to higher that will be a good sign. China is on holiday so no news good or bad out of them this week. Watch 4.28 & 11.80 for support. NFC Grain Comments Options -2.13.24

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