Corn Closes the Day Lower
BRUG - Mon Aug 19, 5:29PM CDT

Corn futures were down 5 3/4 to 6 1/4 cents on Monday as rains rolled across most of the Corn Belt over the weekend. The weekly Crop Progress report indicated that 55% of the US corn crop was in the dough stage (76% avg), with 15% dented (30% avg) as of Sunday. Condition ratings slipped 1% to 57 % gd/ex, with the Brugler500 Index down 2 points to 349. The ProFarmer Midwest Crop Tour is underway on both the western and eastern ends of the Corn Belt. Day one results from parts of IN, OH, SD and NE should be out later this evening. USDA Export Inspections data showed 510,334 MT of corn shipped in the week that ended on August 15. That was down 30% from the week prior and roughly half of the same week last year. Sorghum shipments to China totaled 50,002 MT.

SEP 19 Corn closed at $3.65, down 6 cents,

DEC 19 Corn closed at $3.74 1/2, down 6 1/4 cents,

MAR 20 Corn closed at $3.87, down 5 3/4 cents

MAY 20 Corn closed at $3.94 1/4, down 5 3/4 cents

--- provided by Brugler Marketing & Management





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