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CBOT weekly outlook: Corn waits for news

MarketsFarm – Commodities on the Chicago Board of trade were range-bound and “starving for news” at midweek. Scott Capinegro of Barrington Commodity Brokers in Illinois noted that the December corn contract started the month at US$3.88 per bushel, and was currently at US$3.8850. “It went absolutely nowhere,” he said. Snowstorms in North Dakota, South Dakota, […] Read more


U.S. grains: Corn futures edge up on worries over U.S. weather, late harvest

Chicago | Reuters – U.S. corn futures crept higher on Wednesday on uncertainty about unfavourable weather threatening the size and quality of delayed autumn harvests. Traders were watching forecasts as snow and rain are expected in parts of the Corn Belt, followed by chilly temperatures. The weather could further delay autumn harvests, after rains and […] Read more



U.S. grains: Soybeans bounce off two-week low on U.S.-China trade hopes

Chicago | Reuters – U.S. soybean futures inched up on Monday, rising off a two-week low touched on Friday on hopes for progress in trade talks between Washington and Beijing to settle a conflict that has heavily reduced U.S. agricultural exports to China. Meanwhile, corn and wheat futures slipped on expectations a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans drop as harvest accelerates

Chicago | Reuters – U.S. soybean futures fell to two-week lows on Friday on an accelerating U.S. harvest and disappointing demand from China as purchases have not lived up to trade expectations since Beijing offered crushers a quota of duty-free imports early this week. Wheat firmed for just the second time this week on optimism […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soybeans end mixed as sales to China remain below expectations

Chicago | Reuters – U.S. soybean futures were mixed on Thursday as the U.S. government confirmed fresh purchases by China, but sales volumes to the world’s top importer since the latest round of U.S.-China trade talks remained short of expectations. Favorable U.S. harvest weather also anchored soybean prices, with largely dry weather forecast for much […] Read more



U.S. grains: Harvest pace drags on corn, soybeans

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures ended flat on Wednesday as optimism that China would significantly increase U.S. export purchases after offering to waive tariffs was overshadowed by a lack of confirmed buying and an accelerating U.S. harvest. Corn was also flat on harvest pressure and limited demand, while wheat firmed in a modest […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans firm on Chinese trade prospects

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures firmed on Tuesday on hopes of fresh export sales to China after Beijing gave major crushers waivers to import U.S. soybeans without retaliatory tariffs. Futures, however, drifted from early highs as new export deals failed to materialize and as farmers took advantage of the price spike to sell […] Read more