: Soybeans edged higher on concern that a dry spell forecast for Brazil will harm this season's crop.
PLANTING SEASON: Farmers in southern Brazil, where most of the country's crop is grown, are in the middle of the planting season.
MIXED METAL: Precious metals traded mixed following strong gains Friday. Silver edged up 0.1 percent, while gold fell by the same amount. Both are trading at or close to their highest level in more than a month.