CFTC Expanded Agriculture Holdings of Traders: Oct. 25

Following is a table detailing net long positions, or bets prices will rise, held by producers and merchants, swap dealers, money managers and other traders for agricultural futures contracts in the week ending Oct. 25, according to the Washington-based Commodity Futures Trading Commission:

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                      -----Net Long Positions-----   ---------Spreading---------
                       Oct. 25   Oct. 18    Change   Oct. 25   Oct. 18    Change
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                       --------------Wheat, Chicago Board of Trade--------------
Net speculative long   -46,610   -52,572     5,962       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Managed money         -28,401   -38,373     9,972    36,726    40,790    -4,064
 Other reportables     -18,209   -14,199    -4,010    29,544    28,551       993
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Net commercial long     69,002    74,118    -5,116       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Swap dealers          164,855   165,468      -613    18,325    17,096     1,229
 Producer/merchant     -95,853   -91,350    -4,503       n/a       n/a       n/a

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                      -----Net Long Positions-----   ---------Spreading---------
                       Oct. 25   Oct. 18    Change   Oct. 25   Oct. 18    Change
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                       ------------Wheat, Kansas City Board of Trade------------
Net speculative long    28,111    28,519      -408       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Managed Money          16,703    18,668    -1,965    21,431    22,443    -1,012
 Other Reportables      11,408     9,851     1,557     4,500     5,397      -897
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Net commercial long    -22,761   -23,167       406       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Swap dealers           22,083    22,709      -626     3,849     3,198       651
 Producer/merchant     -44,844   -45,876     1,032       n/a       n/a       n/a
                       ------------Wheat, Minneapolis Grain Exchange------------
Net speculative long    11,023    10,754       269       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Managed Money           8,034     7,707       327       740       745        -5
 Other Reportables       2,989     3,047       -58     1,872     1,849        23
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Net commercial long    -13,893   -13,157      -736       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Swap dealers              660       402       258       319       270        49
 Producer/merchant     -14,553   -13,559      -994       n/a       n/a       n/a

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                      -----Net Long Positions-----   ---------Spreading---------
                       Oct. 25   Oct. 18    Change   Oct. 25   Oct. 18    Change
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                       --------------------------Corn--------------------------
Net speculative long   264,833   241,663    23,170       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Managed Money         187,561   160,721    26,840    78,172    79,152      -980
 Other Reportables      77,272    80,942    -3,670    42,501    41,797       704
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Net commercial long   -176,578  -151,661   -24,917       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Swap dealers          163,135   165,218    -2,083    64,768    63,139     1,629
 Producer/merchant    -339,713  -316,879   -22,834       n/a       n/a       n/a
                       --------------------------Oats--------------------------
Net speculative long     1,527     1,434        93       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Managed Money             641       424       217         0         0         0
 Other Reportables         886     1,010      -124       154       113        41
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Net commercial long     -2,646    -2,512      -134       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Swap dealers            1,759     1,872      -113         0         0         0
 Producer/merchant      -4,405    -4,384       -21       n/a       n/a       n/a

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                      -----Net Long Positions-----   ---------Spreading---------
                       Oct. 25   Oct. 18    Change   Oct. 25   Oct. 18    Change
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                       --------------------------Rice--------------------------
Net speculative long       224       530      -306       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Managed Money           1,128       911       217       436       366        70
 Other Reportables        -904      -381      -523     1,870     1,730       140
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Net commercial long     -2,913    -2,818       -95       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Swap dealers            2,429     2,348        81        57         6        51
 Producer/merchant      -5,342    -5,166      -176       n/a       n/a       n/a
                       ------------------------Lean Hogs------------------------
Net speculative long    57,860    49,488     8,372       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Managed Money          78,435    73,306     5,129    21,688    20,487     1,201
 Other Reportables     -20,575   -23,818     3,243    27,627    27,516       111
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Net commercial long    -46,545   -39,051    -7,494       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Swap dealers           70,594    72,809    -2,215     6,217     4,887     1,330
 Producer/merchant    -117,139  -111,860    -5,279       n/a       n/a       n/a

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                      -----Net Long Positions-----   ---------Spreading---------
                       Oct. 25   Oct. 18    Change   Oct. 25   Oct. 18    Change
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                       -----------------------Live Cattle-----------------------
Net speculative long    72,868    72,181       687       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Managed Money          98,352    99,368    -1,016    26,883    24,201     2,682
 Other Reportables     -25,484   -27,187     1,703    10,639    13,489    -2,850
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Net commercial long    -40,877   -39,563    -1,314       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Swap dealers          101,031   103,203    -2,172     5,452     4,012     1,440
 Producer/merchant    -141,908  -142,766       858       n/a       n/a       n/a
                       ----------------------Feeder Cattle----------------------
Net speculative long    10,538     9,751       787       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Managed Money          12,496    11,496     1,000     2,140     2,507      -367
 Other Reportables      -1,958    -1,745      -213     3,597     3,219       378
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Net commercial long        310      -178       488       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Swap dealers            4,150     4,341      -191       578       485        93
 Producer/merchant      -3,840    -4,519       679       n/a       n/a       n/a

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                      -----Net Long Positions-----   ---------Spreading---------
                       Oct. 25   Oct. 18    Change   Oct. 25   Oct. 18    Change
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                       --------------------------Milk--------------------------
Net speculative long    -1,375    -1,542       167       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Managed Money             949       887        62         2         0         2
 Other Reportables      -2,324    -2,429       105       884       801        83
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Net commercial long      2,248     2,283       -35       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Swap dealers           -1,660    -1,480      -180         0         0         0
 Producer/merchant       3,908     3,763       145       n/a       n/a       n/a
                       ------------------------Soybeans------------------------
Net speculative long    64,319   110,594   -46,275       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Managed Money          43,119    59,303   -16,184    44,168    38,460     5,708
 Other Reportables      21,200    51,291   -30,091    24,875    32,152    -7,277
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Net commercial long    -31,098   -75,560    44,462       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Swap dealers          115,857    90,174    25,683    26,340    39,367   -13,027
 Producer/merchant    -146,955  -165,734    18,779       n/a       n/a       n/a

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                      -----Net Long Positions-----   ---------Spreading---------
                       Oct. 25   Oct. 18    Change   Oct. 25   Oct. 18    Change
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                       -----------------------Soybean Oil-----------------------
Net speculative long   -12,209    -6,802    -5,407       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Managed Money         -11,009      -710   -10,299    11,325    11,379       -54
 Other Reportables      -1,200    -6,092     4,892    18,601    16,489     2,112
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Net commercial long     20,405    14,771     5,634       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Swap dealers           72,727    72,714        13    16,591    15,337     1,254
 Producer/merchant     -52,322   -57,943     5,621       n/a       n/a       n/a

                       ----------------------Soybean Meal----------------------
Net speculative long   -12,115   -15,696     3,581       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Managed Money          -6,980   -11,210     4,230    12,527    13,912    -1,385
 Other Reportables      -5,135    -4,486      -649     8,422     7,432       990
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Net commercial long     10,649    13,706    -3,057       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Swap dealers           15,022    13,578     1,444     1,280     1,250        30
 Producer/merchant      -4,373       128    -4,501       n/a       n/a       n/a
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                      -----Net Long Positions-----   ---------Spreading---------
                       Oct. 25   Oct. 18    Change   Oct. 25   Oct. 18    Change
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                       -------------------------Cotton-------------------------
Net speculative long    17,878    22,468    -4,590       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Managed Money          13,109    15,116    -2,007    11,165     8,443     2,722
 Other Reportables       4,769     7,352    -2,583     5,438     4,361     1,077
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Net commercial long    -12,766   -18,484     5,718       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Swap dealers           19,061    20,282    -1,221     8,030     7,519       511
 Producer/merchant     -31,827   -38,766     6,939       n/a       n/a       n/a

                       ----------------------Orange Juice----------------------
Net speculative long     9,011     8,874       137       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Managed Money          10,693     8,142     2,551         0        40       -40
 Other Reportables      -1,682       732    -2,414     1,195     1,014       181
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Net commercial long    -11,417   -10,680      -737       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Swap dealers            2,995     3,195      -200         6        10        -4
 Producer/merchant     -14,412   -13,875      -537       n/a       n/a       n/a
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                      -----Net Long Positions-----   ---------Spreading---------
                       Oct. 25   Oct. 18    Change   Oct. 25   Oct. 18    Change
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                       --------------------------Cocoa--------------------------
Net speculative long     1,496     2,671    -1,175       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Managed Money          -7,711    -8,197       486    19,000    16,935     2,065
 Other Reportables       9,207    10,868    -1,661     6,095     7,377    -1,282
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Net commercial long      1,519     2,337      -818       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Swap dealers            4,302     6,066    -1,764     7,529     4,511     3,018
 Producer/merchant      -2,783    -3,729       946       n/a       n/a       n/a

                       --------------------------Sugar--------------------------
Net speculative long   118,633   112,024     6,609       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Managed Money         116,338   111,041     5,297    24,985    23,244     1,741
 Other Reportables       2,295       983     1,312    13,480    14,288      -808
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Net commercial long   -126,894  -122,181    -4,713       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Swap dealers           39,808    43,291    -3,483    19,332    19,499      -167
 Producer/merchant    -166,702  -165,472    -1,230       n/a       n/a       n/a
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                      -----Net Long Positions-----   ---------Spreading---------
                       Oct. 25   Oct. 18    Change   Oct. 25   Oct. 18    Change
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                       -------------------------Coffee-------------------------
Net speculative long    13,980     9,990     3,990       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Managed Money          11,402     6,678     4,724    10,644    10,496       148
 Other Reportables       2,578     3,312      -734     7,333     7,236        97
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Net commercial long    -13,847    -8,788    -5,059       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Swap dealers           20,956    21,632      -676     5,465     4,940       525
 Producer/merchant     -34,803   -30,420    -4,383       n/a       n/a       n/a

                       -------------------------Lumber-------------------------
Net speculative long      -692      -810       118       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Managed Money          -1,006      -959       -47         0         0         0
 Other Reportables         314       149       165       921     1,056      -135
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Net commercial long        979     1,202      -223       n/a       n/a       n/a
 Swap dealers            2,116     2,179       -63       104       113        -9
 Producer/merchant      -1,137      -977      -160       n/a       n/a       n/a
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                      -------Open Interest-------
                       Oct. 25   Oct. 18    Change
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Wheat, CBOT            428,942   429,422      -480
Wheat, KCBT            154,796   157,132    -2,336
Wheat, MGEX             42,370    41,734       636
Corn                 1,220,762 1,237,331   -16,569
Oats                    16,316    15,852       464
Rice                    18,227    18,291       -64
Lean Hogs              279,577   274,068     5,509
Live Cattle            336,771   338,012    -1,241
Feeder Cattle           36,066    36,060         6
Milk                    31,954    30,866     1,088
Soybeans               542,926   589,267   -46,341
Soybean Oil            304,652   295,032     9,620
Soybean Meal           187,731   187,911      -180
Cotton                 159,357   151,550     7,807
Orange Juice            25,732    25,247       485
Cocoa                  196,670   190,853     5,817
Sugar                  507,502   498,372     9,130
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                      -------Open Interest-------
                       Oct. 25   Oct. 18    Change
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Coffee                 122,607   120,745     1,862
Lumber                   9,945    10,275      -330
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NOTE: Spreading is calculated as the amount of offsetting futures in 
different calendar months. Intermarket spreads are not included.

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