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U.S. grains: Soybeans gain on China demand

Improved U.S. rating lifts expectations for bumper corn crop; wheat up on pre-report positioning

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago soybean futures gained on Wednesday, supported by solid demand from the world’s biggest importer, China, while corn edged lower on strong crop conditions. Wheat inched higher after falling for three consecutive sessions, but advances remained capped by a progressing winter wheat harvest in the U.S. southern Plains. Traders positioned ahead […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans fall in technical correction

Corn strengthens on ethanol revival; wheat slips as harvest mounts

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago soybean futures closed lower on Monday on technical selling, after reaching a two-month high, following a week of strong export sales. Corn gained as higher oil prices boosted hopes for ethanol demand and concerns loomed over mounting dryness in parts of the Midwest. Wheat slipped as harvests in Texas and […] Read more


U.S. grains: Wheat falls as dollar bounces

Soy firms on export business

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures fell on Friday, pressured by a firmer dollar, which makes U.S. grains less competitive globally, and expectations of a busy harvest weekend in the breadbasket of the U.S. Plains, analysts said. Soybeans closed steady to higher and posted a weekly rise of about three per cent as export […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn, soybeans slide on China tensions

Midwest weather poses risks for wheat

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn and soybean futures fell on Friday as escalating U.S.-China tensions over Beijing’s proposed restrictions on Hong Kong dampened markets after a week of gains. Three sources told Reuters China may reduce U.S. agricultural imports if Washington issues a severe response to Beijing’s push to impose national security laws on […] Read more


U.S. grains: Corn, wheat up as weather, currency spark short-covering

Hong Kong row tempers hopes of China demand for U.S. soy

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures jumped on Thursday to a five-week high as a weaker dollar, forecasts for hotter, drier weather in the Midwest corn belt and a further rebound in ethanol production triggered bargain buying and short-covering by managed funds. Wheat futures also rallied on expanding dryness across the Plains wheat belt […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans, corn end lower as demand flags

Wheat pressured by improved Northern Hemisphere weather

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures settled lower on Wednesday, as continued weak demand due to the coronavirus epidemic and renewed U.S.-China trade tensions offset support from a flurry of commodity purchases by top importer China. Corn also slipped, following a pullback in crude oil, while wheat eased as beneficial rain for Northern Hemisphere […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soybeans up on export demand, month-end position-squaring

Strong weekly U.S. export sales data also supports corn, wheat

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures rose more than two per cent on Thursday, the biggest single-day advance in a month, on strong weekly export sales and news of fresh demand from top global soy buyer China, analysts said. Corn futures firmed for a second day on strong export sales and signs the worst […] Read more

CBOT weekly outlook: Poor ethanol demand weighing on corn

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — Losses in crude oil and ethanol have weighed heavily on grain and oilseed markets, with Chicago Board of Trade corn falling to fresh contract lows Wednesday. General uncertainty over COVID-19 is expected to keep a bearish tone in the market. “The big thing has been the overall slowdown in ethanol production,” said Tom […] Read more


CBOT weekly outlook: Trade awaits solid details on ‘Phase One’

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — While optimism towards the ‘Phase One’ trade deal between the U.S. and China has continued, its initial impact on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) has diminished, according to one trader. “I think the biggest thing is everyone is on hold wondering, is it real? The actual terms of this [agreement] are still […] Read more