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CBOT weekly outlook: Soy, corn follow trade talks closely

Talks between the U.S. and China taking place in Washington this week are being followed closely by Chicago Board of Trade soybean and corn traders, with optimism over improving relations between the two countries helping prop up the futures. “The U.S./China talks will be on the top of all traders’ minds,” said Terry Reilly, of […] Read more



CBOT weekly outlook: Brazil, China drive U.S. commodities

With little data filtering out of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), news from Brazil and trade negotiations with China are currently driving futures contracts on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). “It’s Brazilian weather over there and the Chinese negotiations, which sometimes are on and sometimes aren’t,” said Jack Scoville of Price Futures Group […] Read more



Canola, corn, soy traits to move forward with China approvals

Approvals from China are expected to allow several major trait developments to move ahead in Canadian canola, corn and soybean fields. The Reuters news service on Tuesday reported safety certificate approvals from China’s ministry of agriculture and rural affairs for biotech traits including: Bayer’s 88302, or TruFlex canola, approved in Canada since 2012; BASF’s RF3, […] Read more



Assure herbicide’s active ingredient under new ownership

Now being put to work in Enlist corn, the active ingredient in Assure II herbicide has a new owner. California-based American Vanguard Corp., the owner of ag chemical producer Amvac Chemical, announced Thursday it has bought the quizalofop-p-ethyl (QPE) product line of herbicides from DowDuPont’s ag division, Corteva Agriscience, for an undisclosed sum. A Group […] Read more

CBOT weekly outlook: Soybeans wait on China news

CNS Canada — Soybean futures at the Chicago Board of Trade started 2019 on a firm note, bouncing higher on rumours of fresh Chinese buying interest. However, with the U.S. government still in partial shutdown mode, confirmation of that business was lacking and additional advances remain questionable. “We’re basically buying the rumour at this point,” […] Read more



Richardson to buy Wesson cooking oil brand

A household name in U.S. cooking oils is set to become part of Canadian grain handler and oilseed processor Richardson International. Chicago-based Conagra Brands said Tuesday it will sell its Wesson oil brand and related assets — including a 280,000-square foot U.S. processing plant at Memphis — to Richardson for an undisclosed sum. Wesson-branded retail […] Read more