Election, crop report headline this week's events: Podcast

Soybean markets higher after new sale of beans to China.

The presidential election Tuesday and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s monthly crop report Wednesday will be the highlights of this week. Traders expect the USDA report to trim the corn crop by a small amount and raise the soybean crop by a small amount.

In trading, the crop markets were mixed Monday, with soybeans higher after a new export sale to China. Corn and wheat held modest losses at midday.