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CBOT weekly outlook: World wheat output seen lower than expected

MarketsFarm — Parts of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest world agriculture supply and demand estimates (WASDE) have “caught the trade off guard,” according to one trader. In its report, released Thursday, USDA significantly cut production volumes in Canada, Australia, Russia and Ukraine. In total, global wheat production was down 9.4 million tonnes, and stocks […] Read more

Feed weekly outlook: Grain prices back off previous highs

MarketsFarm — Feed barley prices have come down from June highs, which saw prices around $300 per tonne. Currently, feed barley is around $275-$280 as market participants anticipate arrival of new crops. However, demand for feed grains remains high, as “we’re still dealing with a full feedlot,” said Brandon Motz of CorNine Commodities at Lacombe, […] Read more



U.S. grains: Soybeans slide in post-holiday markets

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures settled down almost two per cent on Friday, pressured by relatively ample U.S. stockpiles as traders shrugged off support from strong weekly export sales. Analysts attributed the weakness in futures to improved U.S. crop weather and uncertainty about demand for U.S. soybeans, given large carry-over supplies from the […] Read more


U.S. grains: Corn climbs on crop concerns

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago corn, soybean and wheat futures all settled higher on Wednesday on technical buying and as traders adjusted positions ahead of the U.S. Independence Day holiday. The September corn contract on the Chicago Board of Trade settled up 17-3/4 cents at $4.36-3/4 a bushel (all figures US$). The August contract for […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn settles up as crop rated below expectations

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago corn futures closed higher for the first time in five sessions on Tuesday on technical buying and lower-than-expected condition ratings for developing U.S. crops, analysts said. Following widespread U.S. planting delays this spring, traders have shifted their attention to production prospects for crops that got seeded. Periodic light rains expected […] Read more


Feed weekly outlook: Prices fall with rain

Feed grain prices for Lethbridge’s feedlot alley took a tumble after parts of the Prairies received some much-needed rain. Jim Beusekom, president of Market Place Commodities in Lethbridge, said barley and wheat prices recently dropped. Barley was around $285-$290 per tonne in the area, down about $10 from the week ending June 21. Wheat was […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn posts steepest drop in three years on USDA acreage view

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures plunged by the most in nearly three years on Friday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) pegged U.S. planted acres well above trade expectations despite rains and flooding this spring that disrupted sowing. Soybeans firmed on USDA’s smaller-than-expected acreage estimate, while wheat fell in tandem with plummeting […] Read more