Planting conditions weighed on corn futures again Tuesday. U.S. corn plantings reportedly were 19% complete on Sunday, which matched industry expectations. However, forecasts for extended dryness and surging short-term progress appeared to depress CBOT prices, since the industry expects plantings to zoom ahead this week. Losses were reportedly limited by improved country bids as elevators tried to spur farmer sales. May corn futures closed up 0.25 cent at $3.61/bushel Tuesday afternoon, while December skidded 0.75 to $3.825.