Corn futures are trading slightly lower at midday. Neutral weekly export sales and strength in the dollar are keeping some downward pressure on futures. However, losses are being limited by position evening ahead of the extended holiday weekend. May is 1 cent lower at $2.09 3/4.



Soybean futures are trading slightly higher at midsession. Selling interest is limited following the recent slide, but a marketing year low for weekly export sales is limiting buying interest. So what we are left with is choppy trade ahead of the three-day weekend. May is 3 cents higher at $6.26 1/4.



Wheat futures are mostly higher at midday. Bearish weekly export sales and strength in the dollar are limiting gains, but technical selling has subsided today as trader prepare for the extended Easter weekend. CBOT May is 3/4 of a cent higher at $3.37 1/2, KCBT May is 2 1/2 cents higher at $3.47 1/2 and MGE May is 3/4 of a cent lower at $3.55.



Cattle futures are higher at midsession. Boxed beef prices continue to slide and cash trade has not developed, but gains are being attributed to news that an official stated that the Taiwan plans on lifting their ban on U.S. beef on April 16. April is 50 cents higher at $87.90.



Lean hog futures are trading mixed at midday. Trade so far today has been choppy ahead of this afternoon's Hogs and Pigs report. Cash markets are steady to lower with limited packer demand. April is 25 cents higher at $70.40.