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Soybean futures closed Friday with 2 to 3 1/2 cent gains. Soy meal led the way on export sales news as Dec was up $5.50/ton, with soy oil down 32 points. There was a private export sale of 100,000 MT of 18/19 soybeans to unknown reported through the USDA’s daily reporting system this morning. The delayed weekly Export Sales report indicated that 470,362 MT of soybeans were sold during the week of 11/8, on the low side of estimates. There were 488,800 MT in net reductions reported for unknown, with China cancelling 195,000 MT. Shipments in that week totaled 1.358 MMT. Soy meal sales exceeded the rage of estimates at 432,352 MT, with soy oil sales of 14,999 MT reported. Friday’s Commitment of Traders report showed spec traders adding 9,947 contracts to their net short position at -55,025 contracts on 11/13. AgRural estimates that the Brazil soybean crop is 82% planted, well above the 5-year average of 67%.Jan 19 Soybeans closed at $8.92 1/4, up 3 1/2 cents,Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.05 3/4, up 3 1/2 cents,May 19 Soybeans closed at $9.18 3/4, up 3 1/4 cents,Aug 19 Soybeans closed at $9.34 3/4, up 2 1/4 cents,Dec 18 Soybean Meal closed at $310.90, up $5.50,Dec 18 Soybean Oil closed at $27.37, down $0.32--provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

Wheat futures saw gains of 2 to 3 cents in the KC contracts on Friday, with CBT higher in the front months and MPLS mostly 2 to 3 1/2 cents lower. CBT was the only exchange higher on the week and the others lower, widening the CBT-KC Dec spread to 24 cents. All wheat export sales in the week ending 11/8 totaled 438,256 MT, on the lower side of expectations. That was down 33.7% from the week prior and 10.4% lower than the same week in 2017. Exports were tallied at 263,003 MT for that week. The weekly Commitment of Traders report indicated the managed money net short position in CBT wheat futures and options was trimmed by 14,459 contracts as of Tuesday to -26,684. Spec traders went the other way in KC wheat futures and options, flipping their net position to short -1,271 contracts, a move of -12,414 contracts.Dec 18 CBOT Wheat closed at $5.06 3/4, up 1 1/4 cents,Dec 18 KCBT Wheat closed at $4.82 3/4, up 2 3/4 cents,Dec 18 MGEX Wheat closed at $5.71 1/4, down 3 1/2 cents--provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

Corn futures ended the Friday session with most contracts steady to 2 3/4 cents lower heading into the pre-Thanksgiving weekend. Nearby Dec was down a nickel on the week. Ethanol was slightly lower on the day. This morning’s Export Sales report showed net 18/19 sales on the high side of trade expectations at 892,529 MT. That lagged the same week last year by 6% but was 24.24% larger than the preceding week. Shipments were reported at 1.113 MMT in the week on 11/9, well above last year. Weekly CFTC data showed spec funds backing off their net long position in corn futures and options by 8,648 contracts as of Tuesday to a net position of 17,981 contracts. Two separate South Korean tenders saw a total of 198,000 MT of corn purchased on Friday, with 60,000 MT US origin and 138,000 MT optional origin.Dec 18 Corn closed at $3.64 3/4, down 2 3/4 cents,Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.75 3/4, down 2 1/2 cents,May 19 Corn closed at $3.83 1/2, down 2 1/4 centsJul 19 Corn closed at $3.90, down 2 1/2 cents
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