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DTN Early Word Grains         08/30 05:58
   "The Suspense is Terrible. I Hope It'll Last."

   December corn was 1 cent lower, November soybeans were 1 cent lower, and
December Chicago wheat was 1 cent higher.

By Darin Newsom
DTN Senior Analyst

6:00 a.m. CME Globex:   December corn was 1 cent lower, November soybeans were
1 cent lower, and December Chicago wheat was 1 cent higher.

CME Globex Recap:   Grains were mostly lower overnight while wheat contracts
were able to post small gains early Tuesday morning. Outside markets were mixed
with the energy complex mostly higher while metals were lower. The U.S. dollar
index continued its end-of-the-month rally, gaining another 0.200 overnight.
DJIA futures were also posting a small gain.

OUTSIDE MARKETS:   The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 107.59 points higher
at 18,502.99, the NASDAQ Composite gained 13.41 points to 5,232.33, and the S&P
500 rallied 11.34 points to close at 2,180.34 Monday. DJIA futures were 4
points higher overnight. Asian markets were mostly higher though Japan's Nikkei
was down 12.13 points while China's Shanghai Composite gained 4.65 points
(0.1%). European markets were also mostly higher with London's FTSE 100 up 7.43
points (0.1%), Germany's DAX gained 106.68 points (1.0%), and France's CAC 40
rallied 38.51 points (0.8%). The U.S. dollar index was 0.172 higher at 95.752.
Crude oil was up $0.40 to $47.38 while Brent crude gained $0.39 at $49.65.
December gold was $5.00 lower at $1,322.10. China's Dalian soybean and
Malaysian palm oil futures were higher overnight.
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