Corn markets were watching corn acreage plans and projections. “The corn market traded slightly higher amid uncertainty about this year’s acreage ideas,” Ami Heesch, with CHS Hedging, said. “Ideas are that the past weeks of export sales number will be friendly to the corn market. Prices also drew support from corn acreage ideas.”

Improving South American weather could help the winter corn crop there. “South American weather is improving as more showers are reported in central and northern Brazil,” Jack Scoville, with the Price Futures Group, said. “The Winter Corn crop is being planted as Soybeans get harvested, so the rains are very beneficial after an extended dry season.”