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U.S. grains: Soybeans, corn slide as export sales data disappoints

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean and corn futures fell on Thursday on disappointing weekly export sales data and expectations of large South American harvests that should dampen U.S. export prospects, analysts said. Wheat futures were higher on short-covering after a five-session slide and worries that wintry weather in the Dakotas will curb plantings of […] Read more


U.S. grains: Wheat edges lower on profit-taking

Reading Time: 2 minutes New York | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures inched lower on Tuesday as investors took profits after prices hit a one-month high on U.S. export optimism and adverse weather in the United States that threatened to delay sowing. Soybean and corn futures fell on technical selling. Chicago Board of Trade May wheat dropped 1/4 cent […] Read more

Heavy North Dakota snows threaten wheat seeding

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — A blanket of heavy, wet snow covering most of North Dakota, the top U.S. wheat state, threatens to delay planting of spring wheat in another blow to a U.S. farm belt already facing billions of dollars in damage from flooding. Farmers from Missouri to South Dakota have seen their corn and […] Read more


U.S. grains: Wheat rises on short-covering, planting worries

Reading Time: 2 minutes New York | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures gained on Monday, lifted by short-covering and technical buying, as well as concerns about North American production as weather in the Midwest threatened to delay planting. Corn prices also rose, extending gains into a fourth session, while soybean futures firmed. The May wheat futures contract on the […] Read more



U.S. grains: Corn, wheat drift lower on weak export demand

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn and wheat futures closed nearly unchanged on Tuesday, with commodity funds reluctant to add to a heavy net short position despite pressure from slowing export demand for U.S. grains, analysts said. Soybean futures declined as traders awaited news from ongoing U.S. trade negotiations with China, the world’s top soybean […] Read more

Manitoba farmers unfazed by flood reports

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — As experts forecast a spring flood to hit southern Manitoba, farmers in the Red River Valley won’t be caught off guard. Manitoba’s Emergency Measures Organization held flood preparedness seminars in Morris, Brandon, and Selkirk throughout the week of March 11. Topics covered included the forecast, flood outlook, preparedness and response and disaster financial […] Read more


Viterra buys up all of North Dakota grain terminal

Reading Time: < 1 minute Viterra has bought up the other half of a U.S. joint-venture grain terminal the company helped build in its SaskPool days. The Regina-based grain handling arm of commodity firm Glencore announced Thursday it has closed a deal to buy U.S. food processor General Mills’ 50 per cent stake in the two companies’ grain terminal at […] Read more

Pulse weekly outlook: Fewer U.S. acres likely due to surplus

Reading Time: 2 minutes CNS Canada — Large crops followed by poor export demand have led to burdensome supplies and cut into pulse prices in the U.S., which should cut into acreage ideas for peas, lentils and chickpeas in 2019, an industry official says. “With the trade issues we’re facing right now, we have quite a surplus,” said Shannon […] Read more