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Corn futures finished mostly 1 1/4 to 2 1/2 cents higher on Monday. After the close, the USDA released the Crop Progress report, showing planting progress in the US higher than estimates, at 17% complete as of Sunday. That is 11% behind the same time last year, and down 1% from the average of 18%. Along with that, 4% of the crop is already emerged, matching the average of 4% and last year’s 4%. The USDA Export Inspection report showed corn shipments for the week ending April 20 were 9.28% above last week and 27% higher than a year ago at 1,453,506 MT. Accumulated exports are now 62.24% larger vs. a year ago at 37,340,934 MT. Some of the 2016 crop has tested positive for vomitoxin, with most of the toxin isolated in Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, Iowa, and Michigan, according to a Reuters report. Taiwan’s MFIG is tendering for 40,000-65,000 MT of Argentine, Brazil, South African, or US corn, with the tender to close on Wednesday.