Corn Firming into Thursday

grilled corn on wooden table

Corn prices are firming back up by 1 to 2 cents so far on Thursday. Corn ended the Wednesday session with 4 ¾ to 8 ¼ cent losses which pushed the board to new lows for the move and/or new contract lows. March finished at $4.11 per bushel which is now 46 ¼ cents under the Dec contract. Open interest on net increased by 5.4k contracts, though most of the action was rolling from March to May contracts – down by 28k and up by 29.5k contracts respectively. Options net increased by 24k contracts with 15k new calls and 9k new puts added. 

EIA will update the ethanol output data, with Export Sales delayed until Friday. 

While trade talk is negative about pending EPA revisions to the carbon intensity scoring model that are expected in early March, bulls noted that EPA head Regan was scheduled to appear with Ag Sec Vilsack at the Commodity Classic on March 1, stirring hopes of a positive announcement. 

Brazil’s Anec expects Feb corn shipments to total 716,718 MT, compared to 1.9 MMT last year. 


Mar 24 Corn  closed at $4.11, down 7 3/4 cents, currently up 1 3/4 cents

Nearby Cash   was $3.92 1/4, down 7 1/2 cents,

May 24 Corn  closed at $4.24 1/4, down 8 1/4 cents, currently up 1 1/4 cents

Jul 24 Corn  closed at $4.35 3/4, down 7 1/2 cents, currently up 1 cent

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