Corn and wheat were mixed; cotton and soybeans were down for the week.
Announcement of Chinese purchases of soybeans was welcome news early in the week, however the magnitude of the purchases remains to be seen. As such, entering the weekend soybeans retreated from mid-week highs. Next week, markets will pay close attention to the USDA export sales numbers (numbers are always lagged), hints of additional/future purchases, and progress on the resolution of the China-US trade dispute.
In December, the 2019 (2018) new crop harvest futures contract for: corn has averaged $4.03/bu ($3.84/bu); soybeans have averaged $9.58/bu ($9.91/bu); wheat has averaged $5.35/bu ($4.50/bu); and cotton has averaged 77.84 cents (72.74 cents). So far in December, new crop: corn is up 19 cents, soybeans are down 33 cents, wheat is up 85 cents, and cotton is up 5.1 cents. Continue reading at Tennessee Market Highlights.