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ICE November 2021 canola (candlesticks) with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages (yellow, dark green and black lines). (Barchart)

ICE weekly outlook: Canola feeling the energy

Canola riding on fuels' bullish momentum

MarketsFarm — ICE Futures canola contracts moved steadily higher over the week ended Wednesday, hitting the top-end of a three month trading range. While tight Canadian supplies due to a Prairie drought have underpinned the market for some time, the latest strength and any future direction may be more closely tied to movement in energy […] Read more

CBOT November 2021 soybeans (candlesticks) with Bollinger bands (20,2). (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Soybean futures rise on energy market strength

Corn, wheat futures fall

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures rose 1.3 per cent on Tuesday as a rally in the energy market boosted demand for soy-based biofuels, traders said. Wheat futures were down on profit-taking after three straight days of gains pushed the market to its highest since mid-August. The wheat weakness dragged corn lower. Soybeans were […] Read more


CBOT December 2021 corn (candlesticks) with Bollinger bands (20,2). (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Corn down off four-week top

CBOT oats down off 7-1/2-year high; soy, wheat also down

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures fell more than one per cent on Tuesday on macroeconomic worries as the dollar strengthened and crude oil futures turned down, and on harvest-related selling as combines rolled in the heart of the Midwest crop belt, analysts said. Soybeans and wheat followed the weak trend. Chicago Board of […] Read more

CBOT December 2021 corn (candlesticks) with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages (yellow, orange and dark green lines). (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Corn futures up on firm cash markets

Soybeans post modest gains

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures rose about two per cent on Monday, rallying from early declines on support from tight domestic cash markets and spillover strength from crude oil futures, analysts said. Soybean futures climbed as China booked several U.S. cargos of the oilseed but wheat futures ended narrowly mixed. Chicago Board of […] Read more


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Federated Co-operatives looks to sell oil-producing business, keep refinery

Winnipeg | Reuters — Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) put its oil production business up for sale this week, according to a marketing document obtained by Reuters, but the co-op said it plans to keep its Saskatchewan refinery. FCL spokesperson Cam Zimmer did not comment on the reason for offering to sell the production business but […] Read more

CBOT December 2021 corn (candlesticks) with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages (yellow, orange and dark green lines). (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Corn, soybeans climb

Wheat up on global supply concerns

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago corn futures climbed on Wednesday, supported by strength in the crude oil market and firming wheat futures. Wheat climbed as Russia joined France and Canada this week in reducing its production forecast for wheat at a time of strong global demand. Soybeans firmed, though gains were limited as canceled exports […] Read more


CBOT July 2021 soybeans with Bollinger (20,2) bands. (Barchart)

CBOT weekly outlook: Commodities see ‘much needed’ correction

'You’re not going to go up every day'

MarketsFarm — A bullish market and sharp increases in commodities at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), turned downward Wednesday in what Sean Lusk of Walsh Commercial Hedging Services called a “much needed correction.” Prices pulled back that day by varying degrees for soybean, corn and wheat futures, coinciding with declines in other commodity futures […] Read more

CBOT May 2021 wheat with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages. (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Wheat hits three-month low on supply prospects

CBOT soybeans, corn also decline

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures fell to their lowest level of 2021 on Thursday, pressured by improving global production prospects and a firmer dollar, which tends to make U.S. grains less competitive globally, analysts said. Corn and soybean futures also eased, following broad declines in commodities along with position-squaring ahead of key U.S. […] Read more


CBOT May 2021 corn (candlesticks) with Bollinger bands (20,2) and May 2021 WTI crude (black line). (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Corn, soy slump in broad-based commodities selloff

Weekly corn export sales top estimates, China buys more

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn and soybean futures fell on Thursday as a firm U.S. dollar and tumbling energy prices, with crude oil down more than eight per cent, stoked broad selling across commodities markets. The steepest corn and soy declines in more than a week marked a further pullback from recent highs as […] Read more