Soybeans were narrowly mixed, mostly firm. It was an up and down day for beans, consolidating after the gains earlier in the week, with traders watching near-term rainfall chances for Argentina and Brazil. Those chances are generally mixed and depend on which forecasts are being monitored. For the most part, outlooks are calling for a slightly lower chance of rain in some areas against a greater chance in others. Either way, crops in South America are mostly in critical phases of development.