Corn futures are called 3 to 4 cents higher. The morning session finished with September 4 cents higher at $3.35 3/4 and December 3 3/4 cents higher at $3.43 1/4. Outside markets are supportive, while weather and favorable crop conditions continue to be bearish. The DTN National Crop Condition Index is at 172 points compared to 171 the previous week and 156 last year. The increase over last year would indicate a higher yield than the current estimate of 153.4 bushels per acre, and therefore larger stocks.

Soybean futures called 1 to 3 cents higher. The morning session finished with August 1 3/4 cents higher at $10.20 1/4 and November 5 3/4 cents higher at $9.17 1/4. Futures are trying to right themselves after Monday's losses, but good weather and crop condition reports are weighing on the market. The crop is rated considerably better than last year, at 162 points compared to 145 points. Good crop reports and forecasts for continued mild weather will make it hard for futures to stage much of a recovery.

Wheat futures are called 1 to 3 cents lower. The morning session finished with CBOT September 1/4 of a cent lower at $5.42 1/2, KCBT September was 3/4 of a cent lower at $5.70 1/4 and MGE September was 5 cents lower at $6.16 1/4. The trade is mixed, with improved crop conditions weighing, while news that India will ban exports is supportive. India's decision comes as a precaution against a bull run on the domestic market on the chance that rains do not improve and production is low.

Cattle futures are called steady to higher. Follow-through support from Monday's strong rally is expected to carry futures higher again today. The buying has been mostly technical, with prices in the nearby August contract erasing much of the losses from the first two weeks of July. Boxed beef prices are still struggling, with the choice up only 20 cents and select down 91 cents.

Lean hog futures are called mixed. The slowing of chain speed and cut in plant production Monday might be starting to show through in to the market. The carcass value was up $1.17 to 59.35, more than $5 higher than its recent July 1 low. However, packers are still in the red and are planning on a smaller slaughter this week.