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Corn, Soybeans & Wheat Drop as USDA Predicts Growing Inventories

January 12, 2012 at 23:56 by Vladimir Vyun

Corn and wheat dropped today after the US Department of Agriculture predicted that global stockpiles will grow. Soybeans also declined. The USDA projected that world wheat inventories will increase by 1.5 million metric tons to 210.0 million in the 2011–12 season, global corn stockpiles will grow 1.0 million tons to 128.1 million tons and soybean ending stocks are projected to be higher by 45 million at 275 million bushels.

Earlier, the agricultural commodities were rising as adverse weather posed threat to crops in South America. Nevertheless, the estimates of the USDA showed that lower supply from the region will be mostly offset by production in other parts of the world.

Wheat slipped from $6.4125 to $6.0500 per bushel as of 23:47 GMT today on CBoT. Corn tumbled from $6.5125 to $6.1150 per bushel, while soybeans fell from $11.9775 to $11.7350 per bushel today.

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