September wheat was trading near unchanged late in the overnight session. Outside market forces are mixed but a firm tone to the US dollar may be seen as a negative for wheat. Aggressive selling of wheat on the world market from Russia remains as a limiting force on rallies as Russia has received all of the business for each of the past three tenders from Egypt. Some traders believe the selling price is moving up gradually for Russia and this has helped provide some underlying support. In addition, ideas that there will be more and more wheat used as a feedgrain around the world has helped support. Declining ending stocks for the US and world are seen as positive big picture fundamentals as well. After some choppy and two-sided trade early yesterday, September wheat found support from a surge in corn values to close higher on the day and saw a 4-day high close. The sharp break in the US dollar and strength in the other grains helped support the market early. However, fears of slow exports and the advancing winter wheat harvest helped to pressure the market into the mid-session. Egypt bought 120,000 tonnes of wheat from Russia in their optional origin tender which was a reminder to traders of the stiff competition on the world market. The weekly Spring Wheat Conditions report showed that 74% of the crop was rated good/excellent compared to 73% last week and 83% last year. The 10 year average for this time of year is 63%. For the winter wheat crop, harvest has reached 75% complete compared to 68% last week and 78% last year. Crop tour participants in southern North Dakota see a slow developing crop as a factor which might lower yield for the state and that the spring wheat harvest in the region is still 3-4 weeks away. The Argentina government approved the export of an additional 450,000 tonnes of wheat. Ukraine total grain production this year is expected to reach near 45 million tonnes from 39.2 million last year.