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DTN Early Word Grains         08/23 05:57
   Grains Under Pressure Early Tuesday

   December corn was 4 cents lower, November soybeans were 7 cents lower, and
December Chicago wheat was 4 cents lower.

By Darin Newsom
DTN Senior Analyst

6:00 a.m. CME Globex:   December corn was 4 cents lower, November soybeans were
7 cents lower, and December Chicago wheat was 4 cents lower.

CME Globex Recap:   Grains were lower early Tuesday on relatively light trading
volume. Outside commodities were mostly lower with crude oil extending Monday's
sell-off while gold tried to trade higher. The U.S. dollar index was quietly
lower as DJIA futures followed some overseas markets higher.

OUTSIDE MARKETS:   The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 23.15 points lower
at 18,529.42, the NASDAQ Composite gained 6.22 points to 5,244.60, and the S&P
500 slipped 1.23 points to close at 2,182.64 Monday. DJIA futures were 48
points higher overnight. Asian markets were mostly higher with Japan's Nikkei
down 100.83 points (0.6%) while China's Shanghai Composite gained 4.90 points
(0.2%). European markets were higher with London's FTSE 100 up 40.45 points
(0.6%), Germany's DAX gained 99.92 points (1.0%), and France's CAC 40 rallied
32.68 points (0.7%). The U.S. dollar index was 0.064 lower to 94.455. Crude oil
fell $0.56 to $46.85 while Brent crude was $0.58 lower at $48.58. December gold
was $1.00 lower at $1,342.40. China's Dalian soybean futures were lower while
Malaysian palm oil futures were higher overnight.
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