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U.S. grains: Soybeans climb on weather worries

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures neared a four-month high on Monday, supported by fears that wintry weather over the weekend threatened Midwest production at a time of tightening U.S. soy supplies, analysts said. Wheat futures firmed on short-covering and worries about frosty temperatures in the U.S. Plains wheat belt, while corn ended steady, […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Live cattle futures climb, led by firm cash trade

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. live cattle futures rose more than one per cent on Monday, with the benchmark December contract touching a 2-1/2-month top after cash cattle traded late last week about US$2/cwt higher than the previous week, traders said. The five-area average price for cash cattle last week was just above $109/cwt, according […] Read more


U.S. grains: Corn jumps four per cent

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures surged more than four per cent on Friday while wheat and soybeans also firmed, buoyed by expectations for a partial U.S.-China trade deal and worries about wintry weather threatening crops in the Midwest, analysts said. Chicago Board of Trade December corn settled up 17-1/2 cents at $3.97-3/4 a […] Read more



U.S. grains: Corn falls after higher yield estimate surprises traders

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures dropped to their lowest prices in more than a week on Thursday after the U.S. Agriculture Department surprised traders by raising its domestic yield estimate in a monthly crop report. The losses dragged down soybean futures, which earlier approached a three-month high on lower-than-expected U.S. yield and ending […] Read more



Grains drop, soy firm following WASDE report

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — Monthly supply/demand data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture were supportive for soybean prices but bearish for corn and wheat, with adjustments to yields and harvested acres providing a number of surprises. Corn futures saw the largest immediate reaction at the Chicago Board of Trade, as average yields were unexpectedly raised to 168.4 […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans up on trade optimism, Midwest weather

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures climbed to their highest level in nearly three months on Wednesday before paring gains, supported by optimism about increased Chinese purchases and fears that a winter storm in the upper U.S. Midwest could threaten late-maturing crops. Corn closed modestly lower and wheat was little changed, with both commodities […] Read more


U.S. grains: Wheat, corn, soy rally after finding technical support

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn, soybean and wheat futures rose on Tuesday, rebounding from weakness in the overnight session after finding technical support, traders said. Wheat notched the biggest gain, with the benchmark Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat contract rising 2.3 per cent. The contract rebounded from early weakness after finding […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn firm ahead of USDA report, frosty weather

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures inched higher on Monday on position-squaring ahead of a key monthly U.S. government crop report later this week and worries about forecasts for a freeze looming for the northwestern Corn Belt, traders said. Soybeans and wheat closed lower after a choppy session. Chicago Board of Trade December corn […] Read more