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ICE weekly outlook: Canola under pressure at midweek

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Canola contracts have received considerable pressure from outside sources, but held above $480 per tonne this week. Ken Ball of P.I. Financial in Winnipeg expected canola to be down by $6-$10, but nearby contracts closed lower by about a dollar at $483.60 per tonne. Ball referred to weakness in Chicago soyoil, along with […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn trims gains on technical selling

Wheat slides as harvests face decreased demand; soybeans drop on down meal market

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago corn futures ended slightly lower on Tuesday after a day of positive trading after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported decreased crop conditions due to recent hot weather across the western corn belt. Wheat slid as winter harvests continue, while soybeans remained lower as weak soymeal trade overwhelmed gains […] Read more



U.S. grains: Corn, soy slip on rains, crop ratings

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. grain and soybean futures extended losses on Tuesday as crops in the U.S. Midwest were poised to benefit from rains, traders said. Technical selling and better-than-expected U.S. Department of Agriculture crop condition ratings added pressure on prices. Showers in parts of the Midwest and Mississippi Delta temporarily eased concerns about […] Read more


U.S. grains: Corn up as crop ratings ease

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago corn futures rose for a second straight day on Tuesday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture said the condition of U.S. crops deteriorated last week following rain, although gains were pared late in the session on improving weather. Soybeans turned lower on forecasts for a window of warmer and drier […] Read more



Canadian crop development behind average

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Crop development is running behind average across much of Canada, with excessive moisture delaying seeding in Ontario and dryness slowing crop development across the Prairies. That’s according to the latest satellite data from the federal Crop Condition Assessment Program (CCAP), created in partnership between Statistics Canada and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Crop development […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn, soy drop to new lows as rains soak Midwest

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn and soybean futures dropped to fresh multi-month lows on Monday as widespread rains across the Midwest farm belt bolstered production outlooks for recently planted crops. Wheat futures also eased as rainfall in Western Australia took the edge off global weather worries, although declines were limited as dry weather persisted […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soybeans slump on trade worries, good weather

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures slid for a fifth straight session on Friday and registered the steepest weekly decline in 10 months as favourable U.S. crop weather and concerns over slowing export trade weighed on prices. Corn futures edged up on short-covering after dipping to multi-month lows on good Midwest crop weather. Wheat […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn, wheat hit one-month lows

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn and wheat futures fell to one-month lows on Wednesday, a day ahead of monthly U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that are expected to confirm big crops and plentiful global grain supplies, analysts said. Soybeans closed fractionally lower after a choppy session. Chicago Board of Trade December corn settled down […] Read more