CORN FALLS: Corn prices took another hit from worries about weak U.S. exports. Corn for March delivery lost 7.25 cents to settle at $7.30 a bushel. Wheat also fell.
EXPORT WORRIES: Jack Scoville of Price Futures Group wrote in a note to clients that corn prices were falling on news that cheaper corn from countries like Brazil and Ukraine was edging out U.S. sales of the grain.
GOLD CLIMBS: Gold for February delivery rose $8.90 to $1,714.40 an ounce. March silver rose 24.6 cents to $33.377 an ounce.