Corn and wheat prices fell a bit yesterday following the report, but are gaining some of that back today. Inventories of corn and wheat are high for this time of year and expected planting acreage has increased.
Only a little moisture fell in Indiana and Illinois, where spring planting is set to begin as the ground dries out and warms up. That probably added to the relative stability of grain prices yesterday because any corn that gets planted before mid-May will deliver a higher yield than crops planted later.
Corn futures are up fractionally and wheat is lower. The Teucrim Corn ETF (NYSEMKT: CORN) is down 0.2%, at $39.84 in a 52-week range of $35.23 to $52.71. The very lightly traded Tecrium Wheat ETF (NYSEMKT: WEAT) is down 0.2% as well, at $18.56 in a 52-week range of $17.75 to $25.94.
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