Corn Mar '18 (ZCH18)
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+16-2 (+4.63%)since 01/23/18
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+10-4 (+2.94%)since 11/22/17
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-32-6 (-8.18%)since 02/23/17
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Corn futures closed the day with steady to penny gains on Wednesday. The USDA announced a private export sale of 130,000 MT of 17/18 corn to unknown destinations this morning. The weekly EIA report showed ethanol production picking up to 1.068 million barrels per day. That was 52,000 bpd larger than the previous week, as stocks of ethanol dropped 132,000 barrels to 22.753 million barrels. The USDA sees the US planted acreage number at 90 million acres in their annual Ag Outlook Forum. The average farm price for corn is seen a dime higher at $3.40 in 18/19. Traders are expecting to see 1-1.5 MMT in old crop corn export sales, with 0-100,000 MT in new crop sales. South Korea purchased 120,000 MT of US corn in a tender on Thursday. Argentina corn production is seen at 35 MMT by the Rosario Grain Exchange, with the Buenos Aires Grain Exchange at 37 MMT.Mar 18 Corn closed at $3.66 3/4, up 1 cent,May 18 Corn closed at $3.74 3/4, up 3/4 cent,Jul 18 Corn closed at $3.82 1/2, up 3/4 centSep 18 Corn closed at $3.89 1/2, up 3/4 cent
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