December corn was down 6 1/2 cents late in the overnight session. Outside markets look bearish today with a weaker global demand tilt to the markets. A strong US dollar and weakness in global equity markets is seen as negative. The bearish tilt to outside market forces plus a lack of confirmation of deteriorating crop conditions helped to pressure the market overnight. The weekly Crop Progress Report , released after the close, showed that 60% of the corn crop was rated good/excellent as of Sunday, unchanged from last week and down from 69% last year. Ohio and Wisconsin's conditions improved, but Iowa saw a drop of 6% to 67% good/excellent. Nebraska was down 4% to 75%. December corn closed moderately higher on the session yesterday and managed to push to a new contract high. Solid gains in the US stock market, a surge in energy markets, and another weak session for the US dollar were seen attracting fund trader buying in corn and many other commodity markets yesterday. Lighter than expected rains for eastern Iowa/west-central Illinois on the weekend and below normal temperatures and precipitation for the next ten days were factors which added to the positive tone. Pollination difficulties, significant tip-back issues and even early denting corn has been reported in fields in Illinois and Iowa after the record-type heat of July. Iowa is 13% dented, unchanged from the 5-year average despite the late planting, and Illinois is 30% dented versus 29% as the 5-year average. Weekly export inspections, released during the sesison yesterday, came in at just 27.56 million bushels, which was below trade expectations and below the with 60.47 million necessary each week to reach the USDA export projection.