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First Thing Today | October 15, 2021

Corn, soybean and winter wheat futures extended Thursday’s corrective gains overnight, while HRS futures posted new contract highs for the sixth time in the last eight trading sessions.

First Thing Today | Oct. 14, 2021

China raises minimum purchasing price for wheat for first time since 2014. Attaché lowers forecast for Argentine soybean plantings. Is inflation transitory or structural? UAW has called a strike against Deere & Co.

First Thing Today | Oct. 13, 2021

Chinese bean buying slows in September. Certified acreage data release delayed. Americans quit their jobs at a record clip in August. Atlanta Fed chief says U.S. jobs slowdown should not derail taper timeline.

First Thing Today | Oct. 12, 2021

Corn, soybeans soften leading up to USDA’s reports. Wet late-season weather lowers Chinese corn crop prospects. Timely soybean planting for Brazil. Russian wheat export prices climb for the 13th week in a row.

First Thing Today | Oct. 11, 2021

Rains easing drought on northern Plains. Cargill shifts some soybean exports to Texas as repairs to Louisiana facilities continue. U.S. energy prices climbing. Prices rising for hogs on China’s spot & futures markets.

First Thing Today | Oct. 8, 2021

Strong September jobs report expected. Onslaught of late-season rains for northern China raises quality concerns. Senate passed a short-term extension of the debt limit. Waiver system for pork processing line speeds

First Thing Today | Oct. 7, 2021

Global food prices up nearly a third from year-ago. Farm optimism slides as inputs rise, ag trade prospects dim. Debt limit ceasefire. Russia offers to ease Europe’s gas crisis, with stipulations.

First Thing Today | Oct. 6, 2021

Attaché: China to bring in 30 MMT of corn in 2020-21 & 20 MMT in 2021-22. Biden: ‘Real possibility' Dems could revise Senate rules to counter filibuster. PCR sales soared in Wuhan before first official Covid-19 cases.