Corn Closes Mixed on Wednesday

Corn kernels - via CC0 Public Domain

Corn futures saw some bull spreading with old crop months up 1 ¾  to 3 cents at the Wednesday close. New crop and beyond posted 1 ¼ to 4 ½ cent losses.

This morning’s EIA report showed a 10,000 barrel per day drop to ethanol production as of July 5 at 1.054 million bpd. Ethanol stocks were slightly higher, by 9,000 barrels to 23.065 million barrels. Exports in that week picked up to 182,000 barrels per day.  

Export Sales data is expected to show a range of 300,000 to 850,000 MT of old crop corn sold in the holiday week ending on July 4th. New crop sales are seen at totaling 0 to 500,000 MT during that week.

Brazil corn production is expected to be steady to lower, with the average of a Bloomberg survey showing a 121.3 MMT estimate, down from the 122 MMT in June. The Argentine estimate is seen down 1.7 MMT to 51.3 MMT. 

Jul 24 Corn  closed at $4.03 1/4, up 3 cents,

Nearby Cash  was $3.85 1/4, up 3 1/4 cents,

Sep 24 Corn  closed at $3.95 3/4, up 1 3/4 cents,

Dec 24 Corn  closed at $4.07 1/4, down 1 1/4 cents,

New Crop Cash  was $3.69 1/2, up 1 cent,

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