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U.S. grains: Wheat rallies from near two-month low

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures rose on Wednesday, rebounding from a near two-month low with support from a broad rally in commodities and Wall Street equities tied to optimism that the coronavirus epidemic will be contained, traders said. Corn and soybean futures also advanced. Chicago Board of Trade March wheat settled up 5-1/2 […] Read more

U.S. grains: Wheat sags on adequate world supplies, fund selling

Corn follows wheat lower; soy flat

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures fell to a seven-week low on Tuesday as signs of adequate global supplies and softening world cash prices triggered a round of what appeared to be fund-driven long liquidation, analysts said. Corn futures also fell while soybeans ended flat to fractionally higher after the U.S. Department of Agriculture […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soybeans up as China pledges to fulfill purchases

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures rose for a sixth straight session on Monday on expectations that Beijing will meet the purchasing targets agreed in the Phase One trade deal with Washington, although concerns about the coronavirus outbreak in China capped gains. The most active soybean futures contract on the Chicago Board Of Trade […] Read more

Fund traders add to bearish bets in canola

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Large fund traders were busy adding to short positions in canola, soybeans and corn during the first few trading days of February, according to the latest commitment of traders (CoT) report from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The net managed money short position in ICE Futures canola came in Tuesday at […] Read more


U.S. grains: Wheat, corn up on technical buying, export optimism

Soybean traders remain cautious

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn and wheat futures rose on Thursday on chart-based buying and short-covering coupled with optimism about prospects for U.S. agricultural export sales to China, traders said. Soybean futures firmed but trailed the advances in grains. Chicago Board of Trade March corn settled up 4-1/4 cents at $3.83-1/2 per bushel after […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn, wheat slide on strong dollar, export uncertainty

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago wheat and corn futures fell on Thursday as a strengthening dollar dampened U.S. export prospects and traders continued to wait for signs of China buying agricultural goods, analysts said. Soybean futures eked out a modest advance. Chicago Board of Trade March corn settled down 1-1/2 cents at $3.79-1/4 per bushel […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soybeans rise for third session

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures rose modestly on Wednesday as strength from global equity markets and soyoil futures offset worries about export demand for U.S. oilseeds, traders said. Wheat futures firmed on technical buying. But corn drifted lower in rangebound trade as uncertainty about demand hung over the market. Chicago Board of Trade […] Read more

CBOT weekly outlook: Corn, soybeans under pressure

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Market participants on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) are waiting to see how China’s novel coronavirus outbreak will impact commodity demand and the global economy. As of Wednesday, confirmed cases neared 25,000 and the death toll was close to 500. In the midst of dealing with the mounting public health crisis, China […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soybeans, corn end higher

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. grain and soybean futures firmed on Tuesday, supported by a broad rebound in equity markets following losses sparked by a coronavirus outbreak in China, analysts said. Worries about harvest delays in Brazil’s soybean areas added support. Chicago Board of Trade March soybeans settled up 2-1/2 cents at $8.79-1/2 per bushel, […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn hits two-week low on virus worries

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures fell to a two-week low on Monday as traders worried that the fallout from the coronavirus epidemic could include an economic hit to China, traders said. But soybean and wheat futures ended modestly higher, rebounding from multimonth lows on light bargain buying, strength in soyoil and supportive soybean […] Read more