Higher farm markets seen for Thursday
On Thursday, the CME Group's corn, soybean, and wheat markets are expected to start higher.
The early calls for the commodities on Thursday, November 21, 2013, are higher. Corn is seen opening 2 to 4 cents higher, soybeans 4 to 6 cents higher, and wheat 2 to 4 cents higher.
In overnight trading, the Dec. corn futures contract traded 2 3/4 cents higher at $4.19 per bushel. The January soybean futures traded 6 1/2 cents higher at $12.80. The Dec. wheat futures contract traded 2 1/4 cents higher at $6.49. For Dec. soybean meal futures, the contract traded $0.40 per short ton higher at $407.40; Dec. soybean oil futures traded $0.56 higher at $40.88.
The outside markets are favorable for Thursday's grain trade. The real factors driving the calls will be the higher overnight markets.