- Partial government shutdown. USDA website will not be updated until new funding bill is passed.
- Government payments to farmers will temporarily stop due to the shutdown.
- Winter storm expected for the western corn belt along with favorable precipitation in the HRW belt.
- The EU lowered their 2018 EU wheat crop to 128.5 MMT from 129.2 MMT previously.
- Lack of new news with China could pressure beans at the open.
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