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DTN Early Word Grains         08/17 05:55
   U.S. Commodity Prices Take a Break, Mostly Higher Early Wednesday

   December corn was down 1 cent, November soybeans were up 7 cents and
September KC wheat was up 4 cents.

Todd Hultman
DTN Lead Analyst

   PRE-6 a.m. GLOBEX PRICES: December corn was down 1 cent, November soybeans
were up 7 cents and September KC wheat was up 4 cents.

   CME GLOBEX RECAP: Early Wednesday, U.S. stock futures on the Dow Jones
Industrials are starting lower, similar to Europe after Tuesday's higher
session showed a better-than-expected earnings report from Walmart and record
quarterly sales and earnings from Home Depot. September crude oil is trading
near its lowest prices in five months with concerns about slower global demand,
including from China. Consumer prices in the U.K. however, were up 10.1% in
July from a year ago, the highest in four decades.

   OUTSIDE MARKETS: Previous closes Tuesday showed the Dow Jones Industrial
Average up 239.57 at 34,152.01 and the S&P 500 up 8.06 at 4,305.20 as the
10-Year Treasury yield ended at 2.82%, up from its lowest rate in four months.
Early Wednesday, September Dow Jones futures are trading down 145 points. Asian
markets are higher with Japan's Nikkei 225 index up 1.23% and China's Shanghai
Composite Index up 0.45%. European markets are lower with the spot futures of
the London FTSE 100 trading down 0.18%, spot futures of Germany's DAX trading
down 0.34% and spot futures of France's CAC Index trading down 0.17%. The
September euro is up $0.0011 at $1.0202. The September U.S. Dollar Index is
down 0.01 at 106.38. The September 30-year T-bond is down 24/32nds, while
August gold is up $0.90 at $1,790.60 and September crude oil is up $0.80 at
$87.33. On China's Dalian exchange, September corn was down 0.4%, September
soybeans were up 0.6%, September soybean meal was up 0.3% and September soybean
oil was up 0.8%. September Malaysian palm oil is trading down 0.4%.
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