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DTN Early Word Grains         09/23 05:50
   Commodity Prices Nearly All Lower Early Friday

   December corn was down 8 cents, November soybeans were down 9 cents and
December KC wheat was down 11 cents.

Todd Hultman
DTN Lead Analyst

   EARLY GLOBEX PRICES: December corn was down 8 cents, November soybeans were
down 9 cents and December KC wheat was down 11 cents.

   CME GLOBEX RECAP: Early Friday, stock futures in the U.S., Europe and Asia
are all trading lower, while the December U.S. Dollar Index climbs to new
heights, continuing to play off the Federal Reserve's strong commitment to
higher interest rates in the effort to squelch inflation. According to the Wall
Street Journal, Wednesday's U.S. rate hike was followed by more rate increases
from central banks in the U.K., Switzerland, Norway, Indonesia, the Philippines
and South Africa. Later Friday, USDA will release its cattle on-feed report for
September 1.

   OUTSIDE MARKETS: Previous closes Thursday showed the Dow Jones Industrial
Average down 107.10 at 30,076.68 and the S&P 500 down 31.94 at 3,757.99 as the
10-Year Treasury yield ended at 3.71%, its highest yield in 11 years. Early
Friday, December Dow Jones futures are trading down 265 points. Asian markets
are lower with Japan's Nikkei 225 index down 0.58% and China's Shanghai
Composite Index down 0.66%. European markets are lower with the spot futures of
the London FTSE 100 trading down 0.78%, spot futures of Germany's DAX trading
down 0.93% and spot futures of France's CAC Index trading down 0.81%. The
December euro is down $0.0075 at $.9817. The December U.S. Dollar Index is up
0.70 at 111.80. The December 30-year T-bond is up 5/32nds, while December gold
is down $11.10 at $1,670.0 and November crude oil is down $1.72 at $81.77. On
China's Dalian exchange, January corn was down 0.4%, November soybeans were up
0.2%, January soybean meal was down 0.2% and January soybean oil was down 0.9%.
November Malaysian palm oil is trading down 1.6%.
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