eCBOT Close/early call

Grain futures on the overnight eCBOT market closed mostly higher Monday, with corn mostly 2-3c firmer, wheat around 3-4c higher and soybeans around 10-15c up on old crop and 5-10c firmer new crop.

Soymeal was mixed 50c higher to $1.70 lower and soyoil up 34-59 points, supported by crude.

The very earliest calls on this afternoon's session are corn futures are expected to open 1 to 2 higher, soybeans 5 to 10 higher, and wheat 3 to 5 higher.

This is obviously subject to change once the USDA acreage numbers come out at 13.30BST.