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Soybeans down 30¢ at close | Thursday, March 23, 2023

Corn ended the day down 3¢ while soybeans are down 30¢. 

CBOT wheat is down 5¢. KC wheat is up 6¢. Minneapolis wheat is up 7¢. 

Live cattle are down 25¢. Lean hogs are up 3¢. Feeder cattle are down 35¢. 

Crude oil is down $1.62. 

S&P 500 futures are down 7 points. Dow futures are down 80 points. 

Soybeans down 28¢ at midday: 11:41 a.m. CDT

At midday corn is down 5¢ and soybeans are down 28¢. 

Naomi Blohm, senior market advisor with Total Farm Marketing, says soybeans are down because Brazil soybean exports are on the rise as they get their recent harvest out to the world, naturally slowing down U.S. exports.

CBOT wheat is down 4¢. KC wheat is up 5¢. Minneapolis wheat is up 2¢. 

Live cattle are flat. Lean hogs are down 18¢. Feeder cattle are down 23¢. 

The U.S. Dollar Index June contract is at 101.80. 

Crude oil is down a penny. 

S&P 500 futures are up 54 points. Dow futures are up 372 points. 

Soybeans down 3rd day in a row: 9:07 a.m. CDT

Corn is up 8¢ while soybeans are down 12¢. 

CBOT wheat is up 7¢. KC wheat is up 13¢. Minneapolis wheat is up 11¢. 

USDA announced another new sale of corn to China this morning, this time for 123,000 metric tons for the 2022/2023 marketing year. 

The weekly exports report was also released this morning. Corn exports for last week were pegged within trade expectations at 3,095,900 metric tons for 2022/2023. According to USDA, this is a marketing-year high and is up "noticeably" from the previous week and the prior 4-week average. 

Soybean exports came in significantly below expectations at 152,500 metric tons for 2022/2023, down 77% from the previous week and 55% from the prior 4-week average. 

Live cattle are currently down 18¢. Lean hogs are down $1.15. Feeder cattle are down 80¢. 

Crude oil is up 58¢. 

S&P 500 futures are up 31 points. Dow futures are up 193 points. 

Yesterday the U.S. Federal Reserve announced a 0.25% increase in interest rates. 

Bob Linneman, commodities broker with Kluis Commodity Advisors, says, "The commentary after the decision indicated the Fed is prepared to make changes to their policy if 'risks emerge that could impede the attainment of the Committee’s goals.' In other words, if any more bank failures occur, they will move quickly to stabilize the U.S. financial system." 

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