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Grains brace for WASDE, end mixed

07/10/2013 @ 2:35pm

U.S. grain and soybean futures sustained a mixed trend as the session ended Wednesday.

Traders bracing for the release of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's monthly crop report on Thursday took a cautious approach, with market participants adjusting their positions ahead of the monthly supply-and-demand forecasts for such major agricultural commodities as corn, soybeans and wheat, traders said.

Some investors were exiting futures positions to reduce risk exposure, taking a cautious approach as estimates from federal forecasters could cause price swings in futures markets if they differ substantially from analysts' expectations.

With futures yet to settle, Chicago Board of Trade July soybean futures were down 20 1/4 cents, or 1.3%, at $15.93 a bushel, July corn was up 5 3/4 cents, or 0.8%, at $7.09 3/4, and July wheat dropped 3 1/4 cents, or 0.5%, to $6.72 1/4.


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July 10, 2013 14:44 ET (18:44 GMT)
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