Kansas nearly finished with corn, soybean harvests

Kansas nearly finished with corn, soybean harvests

Flat to weaker in rangebound trade amid a lack of market-moving news.

CBOT November soybean and rough rice futures contracts expire at 12:01 p.m. CST (1801 GMT).

More than half of winter wheat is in poor or very poor condition.

The Agriculture Department's latest estimates put South Dakota's corn crop at 788 million bushels, down 5 percent from past year.

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Winter wheat planting is now 97 percent finished.

Flat to weaker in rangebound trade, hovering just above contract lows as the USA harvest progresses.

Chicago Board of Trade corn futures ended higher Friday on short-covering and technical buying after the benchmark December contract stayed above a contract low set a day earlier, traders said. January soybeans dropped 12.75 cents, or 1.29 percent to 9.7425 dollars per bushel. Rallies capped by forecasts for welcome rains this week in crop areas of Brazil.

Meanwhile, the sorghum harvest was at 85 percent complete, compared with 96 percent previous year and 93 percent on average.

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