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DTN Early Word Grains         12/06 06:00
   Grains Higher to Close the Week

   March corn is up 3/4 cent per bushel, January soybeans are up 4 1/4 cents,
and March KC wheat is up 1/4 cent.

By Tregg Cronin
DTN Contributing Analyst

6:00 a.m. CME Globex:   March corn is up 3/4 cent per bushel, January soybeans
are up 4 1/4 cents, and March KC wheat is up 1/4 cent.

CME Globex Recap:   Global equities are higher around the overnight with
futures pointing toward a higher open in the U.S. ahead of the monthly payroll
data later Friday morning. Average trade estimates are looking for November
payrolls to show a gain of 184,000 jobs during the month, up from 128,000 in
October. Growth of 184,000 would compare with the six-month average of 156,000.
The November unemployment rate is expected to be unchanged at 3.6%, just above
September's 50-year low of 3.5%. Grain markets are mostly higher overnight, led
by soybeans, as some still believe we will see a trade deal before the December
15. Without a trade deal, the U.S. is set to impose more tariffs on Chinese
goods, although earlier this fall, President Trump suspended planned tariff
increases to give negotiators more time. In the spirit of Christmas, there is a
chance this could happen again if a breakthrough is not achieved. Harvest
continues to plod along in the Northern Plains and will continue the rest of
December and into 2020.

OUTSIDE MARKETS:   Previous closes on Thursday showed the Dow Jones Industrial
Average up 28.01 at 27,677.79 and the S&P 500 up 4.67 at 3,112.76 while the
10-Year Treasury yield ended at 1.797%. Early Friday, the December DJIA futures
are up 59 points. Asian markets are higher with Japan's Nikkei 225 up 54.31
(0.23%) and China's Shanghai Composite up 12.55 points (0.43%). European
markets are higher with London's FTSE 100 up 52.17 points (0.73%), Germany's
DAX up 26.13 points (0.2%) and France's CAC 40 up 21.79 points (0.38%). The
December Euro is down 0.001 at 1.110 and the December U.S. dollar index is up
0.044 at 97.415. The March 30-Year T-Bond is up 3/32nds, while February gold is
down $3.30 at $1,479.80 and January crude oil is down $0.06 at $58.37. Soybeans
on China's Dalian Exchange were up 0.09% while soybean meal was up 0.57%.
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