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U.S. grains: Wheat futures hit two-month low

Soybean, corn futures also decline

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago wheat futures hit a two-month low on Tuesday, pressured by improving U.S. winter wheat crop ratings, strong export competition and rising estimates of Australia’s harvest, analysts said. Corn and soybean futures also sagged, retreating from early strength as traders focused on forecasts for welcome rains in South American crop regions. […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans firm as South American crops struggle

Corn, wheat futures also higher

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago soybean futures ended higher on Friday as continued dryness in South America threatened to stress the crop in Brazil and Argentina, while strong export demand strengthened corn and wheat. Chicago Board of Trade’s most-active soybean futures added 7-3/4 cents to $11.91-3/4 a bushel, ending the week up 10-3/4 cents for […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soy touches US$12 mark on Brazil weather

CBOT March corn, wheat also up

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures climbed to US$12 a bushel on Monday for the first time in four years as dry conditions in parts of Brazil and Argentina stoked concerns about supplies of the oilseed, analysts said. Corn advanced, also lifted by worries about dryness in South America, and wheat futures followed the […] Read more

Barley trade routes redrawn as China tariff hits Australian farmers

China's barley purchases from Canada more than double last year's

Reading Time: 3 minutes Sydney/Paris | Reuters — Out in Australia’s grain fields, farmers have started harvesting one of their biggest-ever barley crops, after drought-relieving rains convinced many to plant to the edges of their paddocks. Yet the tractors are working under the cloud of a new tariff imposed by China — seen widely as retaliation for Australia’s push […] Read more


CBOT weekly outlook: Export demand supports wheat, soy

Lower U.S. dollar also supportive

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Strong global demand, paired with concerns of dry growing conditions in key regions, has spurred U.S. wheat prices higher. “Some countries are getting nervous with the persistent dryness in several regions, which could reduce the supply of quality global wheat,” said Terry Reilly of Futures International in Chicago. Dry growing conditions in Ukraine, […] Read more

U.S. grains: CBOT wheat hits 2014 high on global crop concerns

Soybean futures retreat from gains

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures surged to their highest prices in nearly six years on Friday as dry weather in key growing regions around the world fueled supply concerns. Corn futures ended lower, after touching a 14-month high on prospects for hefty sales to China, and soybeans also slumped. Traders are keeping a […] Read more


U.S. grains: Wheat soars to five-year high

Corn hits 14-month high; soybeans up slightly on Chinese buying

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago wheat futures rallied to five-year highs on Thursday, as cuts to Argentina’s wheat outlook brought into focus the potential global supply damage possible due to dryness in top wheat producing countries, trader said. Corn followed wheat, climbing to 14-month highs and soybeans ended higher as exports continue. The most-active wheat […] Read more

Brazil millers oppose sale of GMO wheat

Importing costs would rise, Abitrigo says, as Argentina approves new wheat

Reading Time: < 1 minute Sao Paulo | Reuters — Brazilian wheat millers association Abitrigo opposes the approval of genetically modified wheat products for sale in Brazil, saying it will make imports of the cereal more costly and impact prices on the domestic market. The statement comes after Argentine authorities approved a new genetically modified wheat that can resist drought […] Read more


Argentina approves drought-tolerant GM wheat

Variety would need Brazil approval before going commercial

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Argentina has become the first country in the world to approve cultivation and consumption of a genetically modified wheat variety, the country’s National Commission for Science and Technology (CONICET) announced Thursday. “This is the first approval in the world for drought-tolerant genetic transformation in wheat,” CONICET said in a statement. Argentina is the […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn hits seven-month top on tightening stocks

Chicago November soybeans end flat, December wheat down

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures rose to a seven-month peak on Thursday, boosted by strong export sales and bullish government data indicating domestic stocks were smaller than expected, traders said. However, corn settled off its highs and soybean futures erased gains to end flat, under pressure from an influx of grain sales by […] Read more