Monday's first demand report of the week came out with our weekly export inspections report, telling us how much of each grain was asked by a US exporter to be inspected by the USDA for shipment near term. Wheat inspections were 20.8 million bushels versus a neutral four-week average 18. We need 35 m.b. or more to be friendly. Corn inspections were 27.7 million bushels, down from 29.6 the week prior and four-week average of 29. We need 40 m.b. to be price bullish. It still appears China's only nibbling at these prices, just $.15 per bushel off the months high and $.80 off the months low. They're gambling on another break in prices to buy but breaks of any measurable size are on hold ahead of the November 9. USDA monthly crop report as traders expect a production decline. Bean inspections were 48.5 million bushels versus 43.9 the week prior and four-week average of 21. Key world buyer China was in for 36 m.b. versus the four prior weeks of 32, 4, 15 and 4 m.b. We are the sole port of origin for beans now as harvest winds. Winds down, so it's expected of China to feast on US beans, seasonally. The 48.5 million bushels is the highest weekly numbers since 48.6 on February 28. Sales are soaring but were running under a year ago as China's booking South American beans at a better pace for next spring delivery when the harvest is in. Any talk of bad weather in Brazil during November through March 1 and we will see China overbooked U.S. beans as a hedge against Brazils output, so we will watch their weather closely now. Monday's crop progress report after the close showed 78% of the corn crop was harvested versus a 10 year average of 62%. The only thing to pull out of it was that three of the lowest quality states and potentially lowest yield results came in well under the average. Therefore the results of those poor yields won't show up on the November 9 USDA crop softening pre-report bullishness. The winter wheat crop is now rated 46% in good to excellent condition, down 1% from the week prior, and one of the lowest ratings in 25 years for this day. Texas the lowest at 21% good to excellent versus 25 last week. Were 89% planted, versus 82% the week prior. This suggests the potential for acres to go unplanted, especially in Texas and Oklahoma where the drought persists. Texas has 26% of its crop yet to plant and Oklahoma 10%. Time's running out. With only five trading days left before the November 9 USDA monthly crop report, find a good buy, if you haven't already. Find the corn first. Market perception is if there's going to be a bullish surprise its in corn and expect short covering and speculation buying ahead of the report after the weeks lows are in for all the grains. Technicals read like this. December corn supports is 6.34 then 6.22. Resistance is 6.68 then 6.80. November beans support lies at 11.75 then 11.50. Resistance is at 12.40. December wheat support is 6.10 then 6.00 with resistance at 6.70.