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DTN Early Word Grains         03/23 05:55
   Red Grains in the Morning, Farmers Take Warning

   May corn was 5 cents lower, May soybeans were 13 cents lower, and July
Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 4 cents lower.

By Darin Newsom
DTN Senior Analyst

6:00 a.m. CME Globex:   May corn was 5 cents lower, May soybeans were 13 cents
lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 4 cents lower.

CME Globex Recap:   Markets were lower, nearly across the board, as drums
announcing a trade war were growing louder in both the United States and China.
DJIA futures followed up the 724 point loss on the Big Board Thursday with a
200 point sell-off overnight. The U.S. dollar index was lower, while gold
jumped $15 on global uncertainty. Energies were mixed and softs, including
cotton, were lower. The grain and oilseed complex was lower, led by a 12-cent
break in soybeans.

OUTSIDE MARKETS:   : The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 724.42 points
(2.9%) lower at 23,957.69, the NASDAQ Composite lost 178.61 points (2.4%) to
7,166.68, and the S&P 500 dropped 68.24 points (2.5%) to 2,643.69 Thursday.
DJIA futures were 190 points lower early Friday morning. Asian markets closed
lower with Japan's Nikkei 225 down 974.13 points (4.5%), Hong Kong's Hang Seng
falling 761.76 points (2.5%), and China's Shanghai Composite losing 110.72
points (3.4%). European markets were trading lower with London's FTSE 100 down
70.29 points (1.0%), Germany's DAX losing 248.14 points (2.0%), and France's
CAC 40 off 98.95 points (1.9%). The euro was 0.0027 higher at 1.2331 while the
U.S. dollar index was 0.12 lower at 89.70. June 30-year T-Bonds were 4/32
higher at 144'28 while April gold gained another $14.80 to $1,342.20. Crude oil
was $0.20 higher at $64.50 as Brent crude added $0.12 to $69.03. China's Dalian
soybean futures were higher and Malaysian palm oil futures were lower again
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