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DTN Early Word Grains         01/22 05:41
   Mixed Start as Volatility, Capital Flee Amid Government Shutdown

   March corn down 1 3/4 cents, March soybeans down 2 cents, and March KC Wheat
up 1 1/4 cents.

By Tregg Cronin
DTN Contributing Analyst

6:00 a.m. CME Globex:   March corn down 1 3/4 cents, March soybeans down 2
cents, and March KC Wheat up 1 1/4 cents.

CME Globex Recap:   Global equity markets are mainly softer this morning as the
U.S. government shutdown and U.S-Chinese trade talks will be the main focus.
Real concern is surfacing as to the effect of the government shutdown on
economic growth. Grains are mostly weaker to begin the week as the government
shutdown continues to drain volatility from the Ag space. It looks as though
February will be the next set of USDA reports, although only if political
leaders come to an agreement very soon.

OUTSIDE MARKETS:   Previous closes on Friday showed the Dow Jones Industrial
Average up 336.25 at 24,706.35 and the S&P 500 up 34.75 at 2,670.71 while the
10-yr Treasury yield ended at 2.771%. Early Tuesday, DJIA futures are down
145.00 points. Asian markets are lower with Japan's Nikkei 225 down 96.42
points (-0.47%) and China's Shanghai Composite down 30.81 points (-1.18%).
European markets are lower with London's FTSE 100 down 29.93 points (-0.43%),
Germany's DAX down 24.75 points (-0.22%), and France's CAC 40 down 14.77 points
(-0.30%). The euro was down 0.00075 at 1.13905 and the U.S. dollar index was up
0.0280 at 96.3470. March 30-year T-Bonds were up 13/32nds while February gold
was up $1.20 at $1283.80 and March crude oil was down $0.69 at $53.35. Soybeans
on China's Dalian Exchange closed up 0.32% while soymeal closed up 0.16%.
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