Corn futures are called 1 to 2 cents higher. Overnight trade was 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cents higher. We look for some buying interest on the open following overnight strength in crops. Weakness in the dollar and firm cash basis levels should provide some fundamental support.



Soybean futures are called 4 to 5 cents higher. Overnight trade was 3 1/2 to 5 cents higher. Futures were able to rally off of support yesterday and we look for some follow-through buying this morning. Planting progress has been slowed in the southeast due to wet conditions, but it is still too early for much concern.



Wheat futures are called 1 to 2 cents higher. Overnight trade was 1 to 2 1/4 cents higher. Funds turned to buyers yesterday and we look for that to continue on the open. Weekly export shipments were better than expected last week. Condition ratings improved slightly last week although some problems remain in the southwestern Plains and the wet southeast.



Cattle futures are called mixed on the open. Traders are expected to watch for cash trade prospects. Showlists are smaller in the southern Plains and only a little bigger in Nebraska. Boxed beef prices were mixed yesterday at 51 cents higher to 78 cents lower.



Lean hog futures are called steady to higher. Spillover from yesterday's gains and higher cutouts are expected to be supportive. Cutouts were 40 cents higher yesterday and packers are expected to have steady to firm bids this morning.