Soybean futures bounded higher on Thursday following the USDA report, which surprised the market as USDA lowered its estimate for the 2016 harvest. Traders on average had expected an increase in the crop size.
USDA as expected did trim the corn crop to 15.15 billion bushels from its December number of 15.23 billion.
Winter wheat planted acreage dropped to 32.4 million, the lowest in more than 100 years and down from the 36.14 million a year ago.
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