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U.S. grains: Soybeans end down on harvest pressure

Chicago corn, wheat futures climb

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures fell on Monday on the outlook for favourable harvest weather in the heart of the Midwest, where producers are poised to sell soybeans and store their corn, analysts said. Traders were also squaring positions ahead of quarterly grain stocks reports due midweek from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. […] Read more



U.S. grains: Soy extends rally as China keeps buying

Data awaited from USDA

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures climbed on Wednesday to their highest in more than two years and recorded a 12th straight daily advance on continued export demand from China, coupled with worries about crop-killing frost in parts of the Midwest, analysts said. Wheat futures ended narrowly mixed while corn futures drifted lower in […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn gains as Iowa yields falter on storm damage

Soybeans even near seven-month high; wheat down slightly on Russian yield forecast

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago corn rose on Friday after a U.S. Midwest crop tour found storm damage across top corn-growing state Iowa. Meanwhile, soybeans ended lower as tropical storms in the U.S. Gulf offered hope for much-needed rain in parts of the Midwest, offsetting strong export demand. And wheat rallied late in the day […] Read more


Who owned the chemicals that blew up Beirut? No one will say

The fertilizer's Georgian producer has since been dissolved; the ship that brought it to Lebanon sank in 2018

Reading Time: 5 minutes Moscow/Dubai/London | Reuters — In the murky story of how a cache of highly explosive ammonium nitrate ended up on the Beirut waterfront, one thing is clear — no one has ever publicly come forward to claim it. There are many unanswered questions surrounding last week’s huge, deadly blast in the Lebanese capital, but ownership […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans up with exports, corn up slightly on dry weather

Big expected Russian, Canadian crops weaken wheat

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago soybean futures rose on Monday as a spate of new-crop soybean export sales eased concerns about forecasts of huge harvests across the U.S. Midwest. Corn futures were buoyed by dryness in top corn-producing states, as weekend rainfall missed drought-stricken parts of western Iowa. Meanwhile, wheat futures slipped on estimates for […] Read more


U.S. grains: Bearish supply outlooks spark selling in corn, soy, wheat

Wheat outlooks in Canada, Russia, Australia bearish

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures fell for the fourth day in a row to their lowest since June 30 as expectations kept building that growing supplies will outstrip demand even as top buyer China steps up its purchases, traders said. A bearish supply outlook also pressured wheat futures, which dropped to a one-month […] Read more

U.S. grains: Wheat futures fall on U.S. export woes

Corn, soybeans firm

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures dropped two per cent on Monday as rising expectations for harvests in Russia and Australia cast a shadow over already weak demand prospects for U.S. supplies, traders said. “Even though our prices are low, we are still being undersold,” said Al Kluis, managing director of Kluis Commodity Advisors. […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soy up after crop ratings dip

Corn sags despite sale to China

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures edged higher on Tuesday after weekly crop condition ratings declined, but improving weather in the Midwest crop belt kept a lid on rallies by backing expectations for large harvests, traders said. Corn closed lower, shrugging off news of a massive Chinese purchase of U.S. corn. Wheat firmed, buoyed […] Read more

U.S. grains: Wheat futures top two-month high on global harvest worries

Corn, soybeans firm as U.S. weather looks hotter, drier

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures on Thursday leapt to their highest prices in more than two months as the latest crop estimates in major exporting countries like Argentina, France and Russia raised questions about global supply. Corn and soybean futures also strengthened, as weather forecasts predicted more heat and dryness […] Read more