What follows are opening calls for U.S. grain and oilseed markets, which open at 5 p.m. on the Chicago Board of Trade.
-- Corn futures may open 2 cents to 3 cents a bushel lower on speculation that demand will slow after prices surged to a record on July 23, said Sterling Smith, an analyst at Citigroup Global Markets in Chicago.
-- Soybean futures may open 2 cents to 4 cents a bushel lower on speculation that demand will slow after prices reached an all- time high on July 23, Smith said. Soybean-oil futures may open 0.1 cent to 0.2 cent a pound lower, and soybean-meal futures may open $1.50 to $3.50 lower per 2,000 pounds.
-- Wheat futures may open steady to 2 cents to 3 cents a bushel lower, Smith said.
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