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CBOT weekly outlook: Currency, swine fever weigh on prices

MarketsFarm — A strong U.S. dollar and China’s prolonged battle with African swine fever have turned Chicago Board of Trade markets largely bearish. “We’re seeing a slew of positive [economic] news out of the U.S., and a rallying dollar that has been strong for four out of five sessions,” said Terry Reilly, a grains analyst […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans bounce ahead of USDA data

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures inched higher on Thursday as traders covered shorts and squared positions a day after a steep drop to four-month lows and on the eve of U.S. government stocks and planting reports. Corn futures were flat as improving crop prospects in South America offset concerns about flooding in the […] Read more

CBOT weekly outlook: Markets at mercy of weather

MarketsFarm — Traders are bracing for more inclement weather to hit the U.S. Midwest, which in turn could rock commodities. Springtime floods and adverse weather have impacted the majority of the U.S. Plains and Midwest, and those regions expect another snow system before the end of March. Flooding may delay planting dates, causing farmers to […] Read more