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U.S. grains: Weak export sales report pushes soy, wheat lower

Weekly corn exports slip to eight-month low

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures fell 1.3 per cent on Thursday, after hitting a 6-1/2-year high overnight, on signs of poor export demand for U.S. supplies, traders said. Weak overseas demand also pressured the corn and wheat markets. “You had poor export sales,” said Jim Gerlach, president of U.S. broker […] Read more



U.S. grains: Brazilian storms push U.S. corn, soy futures higher

Cold-weather concerns support wheat

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn and soybean futures rose on Wednesday as storms in major production areas of Brazil disrupted fieldwork, threatening to slow export shipments from one of the world’s major suppliers, traders said. “Very heavy rains remain in the forecast for Brazil’s northern soybean belt, where farmers are trying to harvest this […] Read more




CBOT weekly outlook: Weather wreaks havoc on crops

MarketsFarm — Unusual weather, both in North and South America, has significantly affected commodities this week at the Chicago Board of Trade, according to a broker. A brutal cold snap, extending from northern Canada to the U.S.-Mexico border, has slowed down soybean crushing, halted production at ethanol refineries and raised energy prices in the U.S., […] Read more


U.S. grains: Wheat climbs to one-week high on frigid U.S. weather

Corn, soy futures follow firm trend

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures climbed to a one-week high on Tuesday, rising more than three per cent on fears that frigid temperatures in the bread basket of the U.S. Plains may have damaged winter wheat, analysts said. Corn and soybean futures followed the firm trend, with a strong U.S. soy-crushing pace and […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn resumes climb ahead of monthly USDA report

Frigid weather in U.S. grain belt lifts wheat

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures rallied to a 7-1/2 year peak on Monday on buying ahead of a monthly U.S. government crop report that is expected to show supplies of the grain tightening amid robust demand. Soybean and wheat futures also advanced in anticipation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) report scheduled […] Read more


U.S. grains: Corn slips after touching new high on Chinese demand

U.S. export, supply-demand data awaited for China update

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures ended lower on Thursday after hitting a 7-1/2-year high, supported by the U.S. Agriculture Department’s confirmation of strong Chinese demand. Soybeans closed higher on strong weekly export sales as traders weighed rain delays to Brazil’s harvest. Wheat fell, despite weekly export sales at the high end of analysts’ […] Read more

ICE weekly outlook: How long can canola remain well supported?

MarketsFarm — Despite recent declines in canola prices, the Canadian oilseed remains very well supported, according to Errol Anderson of Market Place Communications in Calgary. The question he posed, though, was for how long can this last? “The market is incredibly well supported because of the lack of deliveries and that the crushers are still […] Read more