Corn futures are expected to open a half cent to a penny higher Friday after gaining 3/4 of a cent to 1 1/2 cents in the overnight session. The market should find follow through buying after Thursday's strong technical performance that saw futures shrug off a bearish Supply Demand report to close 3 to 4 cents higher.



Soybean futures are called to 2 to 3 cents higher on the open Friday after gaining 3 to 5 cents in the overnight trading session. Futures will attract follow through technical support after climbing to new highs for the current rally Wednesday finding support from a higher USDA export forecast.



Wheat futures are expected to open steady to a half cent lower Friday following a mixed close in the overnight trading. Thursday's strongly higher close boosted Chicago May futures through chart resistance at $3.46 1/2 so the market looks technically positive but global fundamentals are negative



Cattle futures are called 25 to 50 points lower pressured by anxiety over an appeal to open the Canadian border. The National Meat Association has entered a request for an emergency motion to overturn the preliminary injunction granted last week.



Lean hog futures are called 20 to 40 points lower Friday on follow through selling pressure after Thursday's steep decline. Cutout values managed to bounce 46 cents higher Thursday afternoon while the carcass hog index plunged $3.