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DTN Early Word Grains         02/03 05:42
   Wheat Prices Lower Early Friday With Rain in Extended Forecast

   March corn is down 3 cents, March soybeans are up 3 cents and March KC wheat
is down 7 cents.

Todd Hultman
DTN Lead Analyst

   EARLY MORNING GLOBEX NET CHANGES: March corn is down 3 cents, March soybeans
are up 3 cents and March KC wheat is down 7 cents.

   CME GLOBEX RECAP: Early Friday, stock futures in the U.S. were trading lower
after the Bank of England and European Central Bank each added half-percent
increases of their own Thursday. Thursday's earnings reports from the big tech
firms also reinforced ideas of slower economic activity ahead. At 7:30 a.m.
CST, the U.S. Labor Department will release nonfarm payrolls for January and
the monthly unemployment rate. Friday's earnings reports include Cigna and
LyondellBasell Industries.

   OUTSIDE MARKETS: Previous closes Thursday showed the Dow Jones Industrial
Average down 39.02 at 34,053.94 and the S&P 500 up 60.55 at 4,179.76. The
10-Year Treasury yield ended at 3.40%, near the lowest yield in over four
months. Early Friday, March Dow Jones futures are down 111 points. Asian
markets are mixed with Japan's Nikkei 225 index up 0.39% and China's Shanghai
Composite Index down 0.68%. European markets are mostly lower with the spot
futures of the London FTSE 100 trading up 0.26%, spot futures of Germany's DAX
trading down 0.66% and spot futures of France's CAC Index trading down 0.26%.
The March euro is up $0.0020 at $1.0954. The March U.S. Dollar Index is down
0.12 at 101.46. The March 30-year T-bond is down 1/32nd, while April gold is
down $3.90 at $1,926.90 and March crude oil is up $0.25 at $76.13. On China's
Dalian exchange, March corn was up 0.0%, March soybeans were down 1.2%, May
soybean meal was down 0.3% and May soybean oil was down 0.7%. April Malaysian
palm oil is trading up 2.5%.
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