As the markets transition from fall to winter, farmers are urged to get comfortable with a few grain spreads.
Basis levels have been strong and have remained strong since harvest started.
Momentum traders need to see a consistent pattern of higher highs, or they will bail on their long position.
Corn and soybean prices stall out.
The USDA report on Thursday is expected to be friendly after the bullish quarterly stocks report in late September.
The lack of rain in South America could spark further Chinese purchases of U.S. soybeans.