Corn futures closed mostly higher, with the July posting losses ahead of its midday expiration. Crude oil provided support early before turning negative. Also supportive was the lagging crop progress, which showed silking is behind at 16 percent compared to the five-year average of 32 percent. Preferably silking will improve and temperatures will turn a little warmer ahead of pollination. Crop Conditions continue to be good. September was 6 3/4 cents higher at $3.38 1/2 and December was 6 cents higher at $3.45 1/2.

Soybean futures ended mostly higher Tuesday, with the exception of the July which slipped ahead of expiration. Crop progress is a bit behind, with the weekly report showing only 24 percent blooming compared to the five-year average of 43 percent. However, conditions continue to be favorable, which has kept prices subdued. August was 16 cents higher at $10.34 1/2 and November was 6 1/2 cents higher at $9.18.

Wheat futures settled lower Tuesday. Pressure came as Australia offered early marketing of new-crop wheat for the season, and buyers rushed to take advantage of the lower prices. U.S. harvest is progressing well, and was only slowed a little by recent rains. Improved spring wheat crop conditions added to pressure. India's announcement that they will ban exports provided support. CBOT September was 12 3/4 cents lower at $5.30, KCBT September was 13 cents lower at $5.58 and MGE September was 7 3/4 cents lower at $6.13 1/2.

Cattle futures finished mostly lower Tuesday, with only the nearby August posting gains. Profit-taking following Monday's strong gains weighed on the market. Outside markets added pressure as the dollar turned higher and the stock market slipped midday. Cash trade later in the week is expected to be steady with last week's $82. August was 28 cents higher at $85.05 and October was 13 cents lower at $90.13.

Lean hog futures closed mixed Tuesday. The spot July contract was down as it heads into expiration tomorrow. Packers have been operating in the red, but are attempting to improve profits by cutting back production. This has left little activity in the cash hog market this week, but traders seemed to acknowledge the plan and futures climbed higher. August was 60 cents higher at $63.60 and October was 15 cents higher at $58.95.