eCBOT Close/Early Call

eCBOT futures closed higher on the overnights after the Fed bailout of ailing AIG provided some (short lived?) support for the financial markets.

Crude has recovered from it's biggest two-day fall in four years to stand around $3 higher.

Corn closed around 5-7c higher, soybeans up around 10-12c and wheat 12-18c firmer.

Early calls for this afternoon's session: Corn futures are expected to open 5 to 6 higher; soybeans 9 to 12 higher; wheat 12 to 17 higher.