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U.S. grains: Soy slips as traders await China deals

CBOT corn, wheat futures rise

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures dipped on Tuesday, pressured by a fast pace of planting and slowing export deals to China after a string of sales earlier in the month, traders said. “The trade is very dependent on China buying, and we really have not seen an announcement here in […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn gains with rising crude, limited by early planting

Soybeans rise on sale to China, despite tariff talk

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago corn futures gained on Tuesday, following energy markets higher on hopes of renewed ethanol fuel demand as lockdowns ease, but were capped by ahead-of-schedule planting across the U.S. Midwest, analysts said. Soybeans climbed on confirmation of new sales to China, even as the United States renewed tariff threats over China’s […] Read more



U.S. grains: Active planting weighs on corn

Chicago wheat hits lowest level since March 19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago corn futures slid on Monday on favourable U.S. planting weather coupled with struggling crude oil prices that continue to pressure demand for corn-based ethanol, analysts said. Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) wheat futures slipped to one-month lows as expected rain across Europe eased concerns about crop stress while competitive Saudi […] Read more


ICE weekly outlook: Canola gains strength at midweek

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — After showing considerable weakness in prior trading sessions, canola contracts tried to regain some ground at midweek. Ken Ball of P.I. Financial in Winnipeg said canola was oversold due to bearish sentiments from outside markets earlier in the week, but prices were steadily bouncing back. Nearby ICE Futures canola was down Monday by […] Read more

CBOT weekly outlook: Crude volatility holds down corn, soy

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Hit by an unprecedented crash in North American crude oil prices, particularly this week, corn and soybeans have struggled at the Chicago Board of Trade, according to Terry Reilly of Futures International. As the May contract for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) wrapped up earlier this week, it crashed so badly its price turned […] Read more


U.S. grains: Corn gains on short-covering

Soy firms on export deal

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures rose 2.4 per cent on Wednesday as traders unwound bearish bets following the market’s decline to its lowest since September 2009 on Tuesday, traders said. “Corn got down to the lowest prices yesterday we have seen in many years, and we have a short-covering bounce,” said Greg Grow, […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn hits lowest since September 2009

Soybeans firm on bargain buying; wheat mixed

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures fell 1.4 per cent on Tuesday to a fresh 10-1/2-year low as crumbling demand for fuel due to the global coronavirus pandemic threatened the ethanol sector. “They are taking their cue from energy,” said Mark Schultz, chief market analyst at Northstar Commodity. “It is a pretty tough business […] Read more


U.S. grains: Corn sinks to lowest since 2009 as crude oil turns negative

Russian export curbs support CBOT wheat

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade corn futures sagged 2.6 per cent to its lowest since September 2019, with a plunging crude oil market slashing demand for ethanol, traders said. Soybean futures also were lower, hitting a one-month low on pressure from cratering demand for energy amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Anything that had […] Read more

U.S. grains: Chicago wheat stabilizes

Corn steady after lows; soybeans continue to slip

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago wheat futures rose on Friday, as traders wrestled with conflicting signals — from concerns over export demand of U.S. crops to the potential of weather risks. Corn futures edged higher on bargain shopping, consolidating above a 3-1/2 year low this week, while soybeans fell slightly, traders said. The modest gains […] Read more