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Corn & Soybean Rally, Erase Gains

January 7, 2012 at 0:16 by Vladimir Vyun

Corn and soybeans were rising today on concerns that bad weather in South America may hurt crops. Later the agricultural commodities reversed its trend. Corn closed above the opening price, while soybeans ended session with losses.

The continuing drought in Brazil and Argentina is worse than forecasters previously estimated and yield may be lower than was anticipated. The US Department of Agriculture predicted that Argentina will harvest 29 million metric tons of corn and 52 million tons of soybeans.

The problems in the European Union reduced demands for commodities, including corn and soybeans. A report of the European Commission showed that the economic sentiment in the eurozone declined.

Corn closed at $6.4350 per bushel on CBoT today after opening at $6.4200 and climbing to $6.4950. Soybeans fell from $11.9800 per bushel to close at $11.8852, following the advance to $12.0900.

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