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StatsCan adjusts expected corn, soy harvests upward

Satellite models predict higher yields on fewer acres

Reading Time: 3 minutes Statistics Canada’s latest batch of satellite-modelled crop data includes slightly raised expectations for Canadian corn and soybean harvests this fall. StatsCan on Monday released model-based principal field crop estimates for the period ending Aug. 31, suggesting higher soy and corn numbers than seen in its Production of principal field crops report released Aug. 31, which […] Read more

USDA lowers soy, corn yield expectations

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Adverse weather over the past month cut into the yield prospects for soybeans and corn in the U.S., according to updated estimates released Friday from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Average soybean yields in the country are now forecast at 51.9 bushels per acre. That was down from the August estimate of 53.3 […] Read more


CBOT weekly outlook: Seasonal harvest pressure weighs on soy, corn

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Market activity on the Chicago Board of Trade has been characteristic for September, with harvest activity keeping pressure on values. “The trend for September turns to the downside as harvest starts to pick up,” said Steve Georgy of Barrington Commodities at Barrington, Ill. However, next week’s world agriculture supply and demand estimates (WASDE) […] Read more

StatsCan predicts more corn, less soy in 2020 harvest

Fewer acres but higher yields predicted

Reading Time: 2 minutes Statistics Canada’s latest round of expectations for the 2020 harvest calls for more corn and less soy than in 2019, with higher yields offsetting lower planted acres for both crops. In its Production of principal field crops report, using information from July — based on models created using satellite technology — StatsCan on Monday called […] Read more


CBOT weekly outlook: Rain needed across U.S. Midwest

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Dry conditions across the U.S. Midwest were among the factors that could affect commodity prices on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) if rain doesn’t come soon, according to Scott Capinegro of Barrington Commodities at Barrington, Ill. Dry conditions in the region could lead to price increases for corn and soybeans. “Across northern […] Read more



Trump visits Iowa as officials warn storm destroyed corn crops

Reading Time: 2 minutes Cedar Rapids | Reuters — U.S. lawmakers and state officials from Iowa said on Tuesday that much of the state’s corn crop will not be harvested following a fierce windstorm last week, as President Donald Trump visited to review the damage. The destruction from the Aug. 10 derecho storm compounded troubles for a U.S. agricultural […] Read more

Corteva posts weak revenue, disappointing outlook

Reading Time: < 1 minute Reuters — Corteva Inc. on Wednesday missed analysts’ expectations for second-quarter revenue and its reinstated full-year forecast came in below estimates, sending the seed and pesticide producer’s shares down as much as nine per cent in extended trade. Good weather and higher planted area shifted corn volumes in North America to the first quarter, while […] Read more


CBOT weekly outlook: Benign weather keeps corn, soybeans pointed down

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Good U.S. Midwestern weather should keep the bias to the downside in corn and soybean contracts at the Chicago Board of Trade over the next few weeks, according to an analyst. Corn hit fresh contract lows on Tuesday before showing some recovery Wednesday, but “it’s not looking like it’s hit a bottom just […] Read more

U.S. sells record amount of corn to China as tensions rise

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – Chinese buyers booked their single biggest-ever purchase of U.S. corn, extending their flurry of large U.S. purchases even as tensions between Washington and Beijing rise. The U.S. Agriculture Department said on Thursday that private exporters sold 1.937 million tonnes of corn to China for delivery in the 2020/21 marketing year. That topped the […] Read more