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U.S. grains: Corn pauses after fund buying spree, watches weather

Soybeans touch new three-month top, wheat eases after rally

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago corn futures trimmed from a near 3-1/2 month high on Thursday, following strong gains after the U.S. government reported farmers had planted fewer than expect corn acres. The corn market remained on pace for the strongest gain in a year, as investors watched weather reports. Corn across much of the […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn continues upward on USDA acreage data, weather worries

Wheat, soy also firm on lower-than-expected USDA acreage; traders eye forecasts for warm, dry Midwest weather

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures extended a rally on Wednesday to their highest in more than three months after a steeper-than-expected reduction to the U.S. government’s 2020 corn acreage estimate, analysts said. Soybeans and wheat gained after the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s acreage report on Tuesday also showed smaller-than-expected plantings of the grains. […] Read more


U.S. grains: Corn, soy climb on smaller-than-expected acreage view

Wheat follows corn, soy higher

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago corn futures surged nearly four per cent on Tuesday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that American farmers planted 92 million acres of corn this spring, a figure that fell below a range of analyst expectations. Soybean futures rose after USDA put U.S. plantings at 83.8 million acres, up […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Cattle futures drift lower as corn prices soar

Wholesale beef prices show signs of stabilizing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. cattle futures closed modestly lower on Tuesday, pressured by a surge in Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) corn futures that is likely to squeeze profit margins for livestock producers, traders said. “The rise in feed costs changes the dynamics in the industry. It cuts into profits — or in the […] Read more


U.S. grains: Corn, wheat end higher ahead of USDA reports

Chicago soy also firms; expectations of bumper harvests keep lid on prices

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago corn futures rose on Monday on short-covering and position-squaring ahead of key reports due on Tuesday from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and word that China was in the market for the grain after futures fell to a seven-week low last week, analysts said. Wheat rose, bouncing from contract […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Futures drop ahead of USDA data

Cattle on Feed report could be bearish Monday

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. livestock futures fell on Friday, as hog producers and cattle ranchers continue to struggle with a massive backlog even as many slaughterhouses come back online. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s monthly Cattle on Feed report, released Friday after the market close, showed May feedlot placements at 99 per cent compared […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soybeans climb as China trade talks progress

July wheat down over four per cent on week

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago soybean futures gained on Friday as U.S. trade talks with China continued, invigorating hopes the top soybean importer would reach earlier export estimates. Wheat fell as the U.S. winter wheat harvest progressed, while corn inched higher on technical positioning. The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board of Trade […] Read more

U.S. grains: Wheat hits eight-month low as harvest advances

Soybeans gain on trade optimism; ethanol report supports corn

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — Chicago wheat futures edged downward on Wednesday reaching an eight-month low as the U.S. harvest continues and rainfall across Europe allayed recent weather worries. Corn prices climbed after early losses, ending in positive territory on increased ethanol use, but capped by pressure from favourable weather across the U.S. Midwest, while soybeans […] Read more


U.S. grains: Corn trims gains on technical selling

Wheat slides as harvests face decreased demand; soybeans drop on down meal market

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago corn futures ended slightly lower on Tuesday after a day of positive trading after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported decreased crop conditions due to recent hot weather across the western corn belt. Wheat slid as winter harvests continue, while soybeans remained lower as weak soymeal trade overwhelmed gains […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans gain on hope of continued China purchasing

USDA hiked world wheat stocks to record high; corn gains after ethanol demand cut less than expected

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago soybean futures rallied late on Friday as hopes of continued U.S. exports to top-importer China supported prices. Wheat futures rebounded after touching a three-week low at the Chicago Board of Trade earlier in the session, as the U.S. government’s forecast for a record world wheat stock added supply pressure. Corn […] Read more