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Trump-backed Canadian railway to Alaska faces high hurdles

Proponents say line could move grain, fertilizer as well as oil

Winnipeg/Washington | Reuters — A private-sector proposal endorsed by U.S. President Donald Trump to build a railway from Canada’s oil sands to ports in Alaska would free landlocked crude but faces numerous steep challenges. Trump wrote on Twitter over the weekend that he would issue a permit for the Alaska-Alberta Railway Development Corporation (A2A Rail) […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soy jumps on China demand, fund-driven buying

CBOT wheat, corn follow soybeans higher

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures surged to two-year highs on Wednesday on continued export demand from top global soy buyer China and fund-driven buying, analysts said. Corn and wheat futures followed soybeans higher, with additional support from a more than four per cent jump in U.S. crude oil prices. Corn and soyoil sometimes […] Read more


CBOT weekly outlook: Chinese demand leading factor in bullish soy market

MarketsFarm — China’s demand for U.S. soybeans has been the major factor behind the bullish soy complex at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), according to Terry Reilly of Futures International in Chicago. China has been on something of a buying tear, with sales being announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on a […] Read more



Grain exports flow fast as pandemic lockdowns clear rail capacity

Traffic accelerates on lower coal, crude volumes

Winnipeg | Reuters — Canadian grain exporters are boosting sales in a slumping global economy, as demand for commodities like oil weakens and frees up railway space. Brisk crop movement in a country that relies heavily on rail is a bright spot during pandemic lockdowns, which have hammered most industries. “We’ve had an almost unlimited […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans fall on crop development

Wheat lifts on short-covering

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago soybean futures slid on Monday on reports of healthy crop development across much of the U.S. Midwest, as concerns about a potential bumper crop cooled market enthusiasm over recent strong Chinese demand. Private exporters reported the sale of 390,000 tonnes of soybeans to China for delivery in the 2020-21 marketing […] Read more



U.S. grains: Corn gains with rising crude, limited by early planting

Soybeans rise on sale to China, despite tariff talk

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago corn futures gained on Tuesday, following energy markets higher on hopes of renewed ethanol fuel demand as lockdowns ease, but were capped by ahead-of-schedule planting across the U.S. Midwest, analysts said. Soybeans climbed on confirmation of new sales to China, even as the United States renewed tariff threats over China’s […] Read more



U.S. grains: Active planting weighs on corn

Chicago wheat hits lowest level since March 19

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago corn futures slid on Monday on favourable U.S. planting weather coupled with struggling crude oil prices that continue to pressure demand for corn-based ethanol, analysts said. Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) wheat futures slipped to one-month lows as expected rain across Europe eased concerns about crop stress while competitive Saudi […] Read more