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U.S. grains: CBOT corn touches 7-1/2-year high

Chicago wheat, soybeans down on profit-taking

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures rose 1.4 per cent on Wednesday, hitting a 7-1/2-year high with the market focused on prospects for tight global supplies after the U.S. Department of Agriculture cut production estimates for the U.S., Brazil and Argentina. “The number on corn was a game changer yesterday,” said Dan Smith, senior […] Read more


Argentina lifts corn export ban

Export suspension to be replaced with 30,000-tonne sales cap

Buenos Aires | Reuters — Argentina has lifted a suspension on corn exports announced in December and will opt instead for a temporary 30,000-tonne daily cap on sales abroad, its agriculture ministry said on Monday, backing off the more restrictive measure that had infuriated farmers in the South American grains powerhouse. The world’s No. 3 […] Read more

Argentina ‘evaluating’ corn export suspension

Move meant to boost domestic food supplies

Buenos Aires | Reuters — Argentina’s government said on Thursday it would review its decision to temporarily suspend corn exports after a meeting between the farming minister and the leaders of the country’s main agricultural associations. The agriculture ministry said in a statement that agreements had been struck to guarantee the domestic supply of corn […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soy, corn futures ease off six-year highs

New USDA reports awaited

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures declined on Thursday for the first time in seven sessions, pausing after concerns about dry weather in South America and export disruption in Argentina pushed prices to their highest in more than six years. Corn futures also eased and wheat fell for a second session after hitting multiyear […] Read more

CBOT weekly outlook: South American weather, labour issues prop up prices

MarketsFarm — Market participants on the Chicago Board of Trade expect agriculture commodity prices to continue to rise in 2021. Terry Reilly, a grains analyst with Futures International, said corn is expected to hit around $5.25 per bushel, while soybeans will be around $14.50 (all figures US$). The March wheat contract is expected to reach […] Read more


U.S. grains: Corn tops US$5 for first time since 2014

'Water deficit' in Argentina draws interest

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean and corn futures climbed to fresh 6-1/2 year highs on Wednesday, as worries about dry weather hurting Argentine crops attracted speculative buyers, analysts said. Wheat futures fell on a lack of fresh supportive news and an upturn in the dollar, which tends to make U.S. grains less competitive globally. […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans set fresh high on supply worries, technical buying

Chicago wheat, corn also close higher

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures soared on Tuesday, climbing to fresh 6-1/2-year highs on a mix of fund-driven technical buying and worries about South American supplies, analysts said. Corn followed soybeans higher but stayed below psychological resistance at the $5 per bushel mark (all figures US$). Wheat rose about two per cent, setting […] Read more