January soybeans were under pressure in the first half of last week’s trade on the cancellation of this month’s global summit in Chile, due to protests in Santiago. Both sides seemed hopeful that they would have been able to sign a Phase 1 deal at the summit.
December corn futures have been drifting lower for the last two weeks as concerns over dismal demand continue to trump concerns overproduction. Yesterday’s weekly export inspections came in at 381,000 metric tons.
Corn futures continue to drift lower on the back of harvest pressure and a lack of flashy bullish headlines. This afternoon’s crop progress report is expected to show corn harvest at 47% complete, well behind the five-year average pace, 64%.