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Corn stocks cut in USDA WASDE report

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — Corn ending stocks in the U.S. are forecast to be tighter than earlier expectations for both old- and new-crop, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s world agricultural supply and demand estimates (WASDE) released Thursday. USDA projects 2021-22 ending stocks for corn to be at 1.357 billion bushels, a 150 million-bushel or 10 […] Read more

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Pulse weekly outlook: India’s tariff elimination has little effect on Canada

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — A temporary elimination of some import duties on three pulses currently has little effect on Canada, according to Mac Ross, director of market access and trade policy for Pulse Canada. Earlier in mid-May, the Indian government ordered the suspension of tariffs on pigeon peas, mung beans and urad/black gram lentils until Oct. 31. […] Read more


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Feed weekly outlook: Canada’s barley exports show no signs of slowing

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Tight Canadian barley supplies, due in part to surging export demand, have kept feed grain bids well supported in the Prairies over the past few months. The cupboards, however, are not quite bare, with weekly Canadian barley exports hitting their second-highest level of the crop-year-to-date. Canada exported 175,500 tonnes of barley during the […] Read more

CBOT July 2021 corn (candlesticks) with 20-day moving average (yellow line) and CBOT July 2021 wheat (orange open/high/low/close). (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Corn limit-up on export demand, short-covering

Soybeans follow corn higher, wheat also up

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures surged more than six per cent on Thursday in a technical-buying and short-covering bounce from one-month lows and as strong demand for feed grains supported prices. Soybeans followed corn higher, rising for the first time in eight sessions after hitting the lowest point in a month in the […] Read more


CME August 2021 live cattle (candlesticks) with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages (pink, brown, black lines). (Barchart)

U.S. livestock: Live cattle, lean hogs firm on meat demand

Corn prices drag on feeder cattle

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog and live cattle futures climbed on Thursday on firming cash beef and pork prices and strong weekly export sales data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Feeder cattle futures were lower, however, pressured by soaring corn feed prices. USDA data released early on Thursday showed […] Read more

CBOT July 2021 corn (candlesticks) with 20-day moving average (yellow line) and CBOT July 2021 wheat (orange line). (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Corn up off one-month low

Wheat and soy drift lower

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures recovered slightly on Wednesday from a steep selloff a day earlier as bargain buying and technical buying lifted prices from one-month lows, although gains were limited by favourable crop weather across the U.S. Midwest. Soybeans were mostly lower, extending prior-session losses on good crop weather, while wheat fell […] Read more


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Pulse weekly outlook: India likely in need of more lentils

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — A recent webinar co-hosted by the India Pulses and Grains Association and Pulse Australia focused on lentil production in the two countries, with tighter Indian supplies likely leading to increased import demand going forward. “The share of Australian lentils in India’s import has been 10 to 15 per cent over the last seven-eight […] Read more

CBOT July 2021 corn (candlesticks) with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages (yellow, orange, green lines). (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Corn futures rise; soybeans, wheat weak

Kansas winter wheat tour sees record yield potential

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures rose on Thursday, with strong export demand highlighting concerns about dwindling crop supplies due to harvest shortfalls in Brazil, traders said. Soybeans and wheat weakened after firming early in the session. Private exporters reported the sale of 1.224 million tonnes of corn to China for delivery in the […] Read more



CME June 2021 lean hogs (candlesticks) with 20-day moving average (pink line) and June 2021 live cattle (red high/low/close). (Barchart)

U.S. livestock: Hog futures rally on technical bounce

June live cattle up, August feeders down

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — Lean hog futures rallied on Tuesday, rising 1.8 per cent on a technical bounce after three straight days of declines pushed prices to their lowest since April 30, traders said. Concerns about a tightening of supplies during grilling season added support. “We are still watching weekly hog slaughter rates,” said Rich […] Read more