Corn futures are trading lower at midday. Spillover weakness from soybeans and wheat and generally favorable early planting conditions in the Midwest are weighing on the market. May is 1 1/2 cents lower at $2.11 1/2.



Soybean futures have turned lower this morning. Follow-through selling from yesterday's late session sell-off has weighed on the market. The weakness is largely technical selling, but USDA's planting intentions were above trade expectations. May futures are 9 cents lower at $6.18 1/2.



Wheat futures are trading lower at midsession. Quiet exports, good crop weather and weakness in soybeans are weighing on prices. Winter wheat conditions are generally favorable and spring wheat acreage intentions were well above pre-report estimates. CBOT May is 6 cents lower at $3.25, KCBT May is down 7 cents at $3.31 and MGE May is 8 1/4 lower at $3.35 1/2.

Cattle futures are trading lower at midsession. The market has turned lower despite strongly higher cash trade in Nebraska earlier in the week. The futures weakness may limit bids in the southern Plains today. April futures are 98 points lower at $88.85.



Lean hog futures are strongly higher at midday. Cash bids are mostly steady, but have been firm this week. Packer margins are favorable and they are gearing up for a large Saturday slaughter to make up for Easter weekend. April futures are 105 points higher at $69.75.