Corn futures are higher at midsession. Spillover support from soybeans and light technical buying are helping futures trade higher. Futures remain choppy and stuck in a trading range with the lack of any fresh fundamental news. March is 1 3/4 cents higher at $3.98 1/4 and December is 1 1/4 cents higher at $3.92 3/4.



Soybean futures are trading firm at midday. Strength in soybean meal has helped push soybeans higher with the unwinding of oil/meal spreads supporting meal after soybean oil recently rallied to the highest level in 2 1/2 years. March is 6 1/2 cents higher at $7.45 1/4 and November is 5 1/4 cents higher at $7.96 1/2.



Wheat futures are trading slightly higher at midsession. After opening mixed, strength in soybeans and corn have helped pull wheat higher. Export news is helping to underpin prices with Egypt buying 85,000 tonnes of U.S. soft red winter wheat. CBOT Mar is 2 1/2 cents higher at $4.53 1/2, KCBT Mar is 1 3/4 cents higher at $4.78 1/4, and MGE Mar is 3 cents higher at $4.88 1/2.



Cattle futures are trading mixed at midsession. Contract highs were posted in the April and June contracts this morning. Front end contracts are being supported by rising beef prices and forecasts for higher cash trade this week. Profit-taking has pushed some deferred contracts slightly lower. April is 55 cents higher at $96.00 and June is 8 cents higher at $92.35.



Lean hog futures are mostly higher at midday. Fund buying has supported the front end contracts with spillover strength coming from firm cash markets and recent strength in pork prices. Cold weather continues to limit hog marketings. April is 63 cents higher at $67.95 and June is 30 cents higher at $77.55.