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Corn futures closed mostly 1 to 2 cents higher. The weekly EIA report showed ethanol stocks slipped 100,000 barrels from the previous week despite record production. The ethanol production record was 990,000 barrels per day. That is 106-107 million bushels of mostly corn use. There are a couple plants using sorghum or cellulosic processes. Other than the bullish ethanol numbers, strength in the US wheat market was the main underpinning for corn. Chinese officials are now saying that the Viptera (MIR-162) gene modification has been approved.That does not mean they have to buy a lot of US corn, but keep in mind that they have a 2015 WTO quota to import from somebody. DDG sales appear to be the most likely short term beneficiary. Trade expectations for the Thursday USDA weekly export sales are in the 600-800,000 MT range.