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U.S. grains: Corn falls after six-session gain

Wheat eases as Egypt tender favours Russian wheat, despite export tax

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures eased on Tuesday after six sessions of gains, as the market watched to see if a surge in Chinese demand would continue to erode U.S. supplies. Soybeans also fell as traders assessed upcoming Brazilian exports against risks that rainfall will slow harvest work. Wheat followed corn and soybeans […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn sets new high on export sales

Wheat falls even as Russia considers more export tax

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures climbed to 7-1/2-year highs on Monday, supported by continued export demand. Soybeans ended slightly weaker after climbing back from a 20-cent drop in earlier trading, supported by a slow Brazilian harvest that could affect exports (all figures US$). Wheat followed soy lower. The Chicago Board of Trade’s most-active […] Read more


U.S. grains: Corn sets 7-1/2-year high on China sales

Chicago wheat also up, soybeans firm

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures rose more than two per cent on Friday and set a multi-year high after China booked its biggest purchase of U.S. corn to date, fueling expectations of tightening global supplies. Wheat futures also rose about two per cent, chasing corn higher, and soybeans firmed as well. Chicago Board […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn ends flat after vaulting to 7-1/2 year high

Corn sales to China spurred climb

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures settled nearly flat on Thursday after a volatile session in which the benchmark contract hit its highest level in 7-1/2 years, buoyed by U.S. corn sales to China, only to retreat on profit-taking, traders said. Soybean and wheat futures closed lower in technical trade, despite concerns about tightening […] Read more


U.S. grains: Wheat down on profit-taking

Corn pares gains off seven-year high

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures fell about one per cent on Wednesday on profit-taking as the dollar firmed and Wall Street equity markets sagged, analysts said. But worries about tightening global inventories underpinned the grains, keeping wheat, corn and soybean futures near multi-year highs set this month. Chicago Board of Trade March wheat […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn soars four per cent on fresh sales to China

Chicago soy, wheat also climb

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures surged four per cent on Tuesday as news of fresh export sales to China re-ignited concerns about tightening U.S. and global grain supplies, analysts said. Soybeans followed corn higher, with worries about a slow start to the Brazilian soy harvest lending support. Wheat firmed on supply concerns and […] Read more


U.S. grains: South American supply issues wane

Soy up, but off early gains; corn boosted by export demand

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago soybeans ended the session slightly up after a three-session losing streak on Thursday, but larger early gains were erased as rains across South America eased supply worries. Corn prices firmed, supported by fresh demand amid tightening global supplies, while wheat fell on a lack of fresh export news. The Chicago […] Read more

Pulse weekly outlook: Green, yellow pea prices reach parity

Lower-priced green peas meet upwardly-mobile yellows

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Yellow and green pea prices in Western Canada have taken divergent paths to start 2021, with yellow peas on the rise and greens declining as values reach parity in many locations. Mike Jubinville of MarketsFarm Pro explained that while Canada’s pea exports suffered under yellow pea import restrictions implemented by India, China later […] Read more


China’s 2020 corn, wheat imports reach record highs

Reading Time: < 1 minute Beijing | Reuters — China’s grains imports soared to record highs in 2020, customs data showed on Monday, after tight domestic corn supplies pushed prices to multi-year peaks, driving demand for cheaper imports. China, the world’s top agricultural market, bought a record 11.3 million tonnes of imported corn last year, including 2.25 million tonnes in […] Read more

China’s 2020 pork output higher than expected

Reported slowing of ASF-induced decline beats expectations

Reading Time: 2 minutes Beijing | Reuters — China’s pork output posted significant signals toward recovery last year after the sector was decimated by an incurable hog disease in 2019, official data showed Monday. China’s 2020 pork output fell 3.3 per cent from a year earlier, to 41.13 million tonnes, after plunging 21 per cent in 2019, the National […] Read more