November soybeans opened 2 3/4 cents lower on the session at 1380 and established an early range of 1358 1/2 to 1380 1/4. Ideas that freeze damage was limited to the northern half of Minnesota helped spark the lower opening and fund sellers turned active on the new low for the move to help drive the market sharply lower early in the session today. Weakness in the US dollar and strength in the energy markets failed to provide much support and the market fell to the lowest level since August 19th. Weekly export sales for soybeans came in at 351,900 metric tonnes which was lower than expected and this may have added to the negative tone. As of September 8th, cumulative soybean sales stand at 38.5% of the USDA forecast for 2011/2012 (current) marketing year versus a 5 year average of 33.9%. Sales of 457,000 metric tonnes are needed each week to reach the USDA forecast. Net meal sales came in at 37,300 metric tonnes for the current marketing year and 160,300 for the next marketing year for a total of 197,600 which was a bit higher than expected. Oil sales came in at 1,600 metric tonnes.