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U.S. grains: Soybean futures slip on technical sales

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures weakened on Thursday, retreating from early gains on technical selling after failing to take out the 10-week high hit on Tuesday, traders said. Wheat futures ended little changed, supported by a surprise export deal with China. But traders said more bullish inputs were needed to push prices back […] Read more



CBOT weekly outlook: Corn, soybeans retreat off highs

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — Soybean and corn prices on the Chicago Board of Trade have backed off of highs hit earlier in the week. That’s due mainly to harvest activity putting pressure on prices, according to Steve Georgy, president of Allendale Inc. at McHenry, Illinois. Corn crops across the U.S. are currently only 11 per cent harvested, […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soy tops two-month high on China buying, inventory shock

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures prices rose to the highest level in more than two months on Tuesday, adding to gains from the previous session when Chinese purchases and a lower-than-expected estimate of U.S. stockpiles buoyed prices. Corn also advanced after rallying four per cent on Monday as a quarterly U.S. Department of […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soy, corn rally on smaller-than-expected stockpiles

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — China bought more U.S. soybeans on Monday as the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported crop stockpiles were smaller than traders expected, sending futures prices to nine-week highs. Corn futures set an eight-week high after the USDA report also showed tighter-than-expected inventories of the yellow grain. Farmers welcomed the rallies after crop […] Read more

USDA’s jump in soybean stocks comes in below forecasts

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — Although stocks of soybeans in the U.S. were estimated Monday to have increased dramatically compared to their year-ago level, the amount of that increase fell short of market expectations. In the Grain Stocks report released Monday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), total soybean stocks as of Sept. 1 were estimated to […] Read more


Funds cover some shorts in grains, oilseeds

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — The net fund short position in canola was reduced slightly during the week ended Tuesday, according to the latest commitment of traders (CoT) report from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Speculators also bought back some of their bearish bets in soybeans and corn, the CoT report noted. The net managed money […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn, soybean futures ease

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters –– Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) corn and soybean futures closed lower on Friday, as weather forecasts showed fewer yield risks to Midwest crops ahead of harvesting, as traders jockeyed for positioning ahead of a U.S. grain stocks report slated for Monday, traders said. Meanwhile, CBOT wheat futures extended a technical bounce […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soy futures end near unchanged

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures finished near unchanged on Thursday after initially rising on hopes for further Chinese purchases, traders said. China, the world’s largest soybean importer, will buy about six million tonnes of soy from the United States before trade talks in early October, said a chief analyst at Shanghai JC Intelligence […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans slip on weather, Chinese buying concerns

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago soybean futures fell on Wednesday as investors worried U.S.-China trade relations could escalate and as thoughts of frost impacting U.S. Midwest yields began to ease, traders said. Soybean futures faced pressure after President Donald Trump criticized Chinese policy in his address at the United Nations on Tuesday, reviving worries that […] Read more