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U.S. grains: Corn futures break losing streak

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures steadied near a three-month low on Thursday as traders said the market was oversold following sharp declines stemming from a bearish U.S. Agriculture Department harvest forecast issued on Monday. Soybean futures traded higher overnight but turned lower after a weak export sales report. Soy futures settled near session […] Read more

CBOT weekly outlook: Corn estimates, U.S./China talks befuddle

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — For Steve Georgy, the events of this week have left him somewhat gobsmacked. The president of Allendale Inc. at McHenry, Ill. said he didn’t completely buy the numbers in the August supply and demand report issued Monday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). And Georgy has been wondering why the U.S. “punted” […] Read more


U.S. grains: Corn, soybean futures fall

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures fell 1.5 per cent on Wednesday, with investors shedding risky assets as concerns about the global economy spilled over into the grain markets. Forecasts for some rain in key growing areas of the U.S. Midwest in the coming weeks added to the pressure on the corn market and […] Read more



U.S. grains: Corn plunges most in three years on crop estimate surprises

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago corn futures fell nearly six per cent on Monday, their biggest drop in more than three years, after the U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast a bigger-than-expected harvest. USDA forecast the 2019-20 corn crop at 13.901 billion bushels, above the 13.875 billion bushels expected in July. A Reuters poll of analysts […] Read more



U.S. grains: Soy, corn close higher

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean and corn futures settled up on Thursday, as traders squared their positions ahead of a U.S. government report next week expected to clarify how many acres were planted of the two crops. Dealers said a rebound in energy prices provided some support, although there remained ongoing concerns in the […] Read more

CBOT weekly outlook: Market bearish ahead of WASDE

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — Prices for commodities on the Chicago Board of Trade have been “under pressure and on the defensive” due to the lingering trade war between the U.S. and China, improved weather, and an unclear picture of planted acres. “Less threatening U.S. weather, coupled with the lack of China buying U.S. agriculture products, have definitely […] Read more


U.S. grains: Futures inch up after choppy trading day

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn and soybean futures rose on Wednesday as traders assessed U.S. Midwest rain forecasts after a recent dry spell, and awaited an expected revision in U.S. planting estimates following spring rains. Wheat recovered from Tuesday’s technical-driven losses, despite healthy Northern Hemisphere harvests and a steady dollar keeping a lid on […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn, soybeans ease on Midwest rains, trade worries

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn and soybean futures eased on Tuesday as better-than-expected rain in parts of the Midwest and forecasts for more showers lessened concerns about further yield losses in dry areas of the farm belt. Wheat futures declined as pressure from an advancing U.S. harvest and a firmer U.S. dollar dragged down […] Read more