Very early call on Chicago

Corn crop ratings dropped as expected on the weekly crop ratings after the close Monday.

eCBOT finished with corn and wheat around 2-4c higher, and beans 3-4c lower in a quiet session ahead of today's USDA S&D report.

Very early calls are for corn futures are expected to open steady to 2 higher; soybeans steady to 5 lower; wheat 2 to 5 higher.

However, all that could of course change depending on what numbers the USDA come out with at 13:30 BST.