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Fund short-covering continues in canola, soybeans

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Fund traders continued to exit short positions in soybeans and canola futures during the first week of 2020, according to the latest commitment of traders (CoT) report from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The net managed money short position in ICE Futures canola came in Tuesday at 33,243 contracts, a decrease […] Read more

U.S. grains: Markets remain cautious, rangebound ahead of holiday

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – U.S. soybean futures were mixed on Tuesday, slipping at one point from a six-week high hit in the previous session, as grain markets remained cautious and positive trade news with China weighed against disappointing export sales data, traders said. The market has high expectations of top-consumer China ramping up soy purchases […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soy futures hit six-week high on U.S.-China trade hopes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – U.S. soybean futures touched a six-week high on Monday on optimism that China would ramp up purchases of U.S. soy following this month’s announcement of a “Phase 1” trade deal, analysts said. Corn futures firmed, following strength in soybeans, while wheat turned lower in thin technical trade ahead of this week’s […] Read more

CBOT weekly outlook: Trade uncertainty weighs

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Lack of demand for corn exports has continued to drag prices on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) and the U.S. dollar has been stronger recently, making exports even less attractive, according to Terry Reilly, a grains analyst with Futures International. In contrast, consistent soybean sales since Monday have provided some support to […] Read more


U.S. grains: Wheat futures rally as U.S. cold snap threatens crops

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – U.S. wheat futures jumped on Tuesday as traders worried a cold snap would hurt recently planted crops. Temperatures dropped near zero Fahrenheit (-18 Celsius) in wheat-growing areas of the U.S. Plains, including in western Kansas, according to a daily weather report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A separate weekly USDA report, […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn edges up after USDA trims U.S. harvest outlook, soybeans drop

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – U.S. corn futures firmed on Friday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture lowered its U.S. yield and harvest forecasts in a monthly crop report, though gains were kept in check by worries about weak demand. Soybeans fell as the USDA left its U.S. crop yield and harvest outlooks unchanged despite poor weather this […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soy rallies on strong exports, fresh U.S.-China trade deal optimism

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – U.S. soybean futures rebounded from two sessions of declines on Thursday on stronger-than-expected export sales and renewed optimism about an interim U.S.-China trade deal after government officials said it could include a phased rollback of tariffs. Corn futures slumped for a sixth straight session on weak export demand and investor positioning […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans drop on U.S. harvest, worries over interim China trade deal

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – U.S. soybean futures slumped on Wednesday on rising supplies from the ongoing U.S. harvest and concerns about a delay in finalizing a “phase one” trade deal with China that could speed imports by the world’s top buyer. Corn also weakened on harvest pressure and dull demand for U.S. supplies, while wheat […] Read more


U.S. grains: Corn, soybeans retreat as mostly dry weather accelerates U.S. harvest

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – U.S. corn futures dropped to a 3-1/2-week low on Tuesday, while soybeans fell for the first time in four sessions as largely dry U.S. Midwest weather propelled harvesting and rains bolstered crop prospects in South America where farmers are planting corn and soy. Positioning ahead of a monthly U.S. Department of […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn slides on demand worries, advancing U.S. harvest

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – U.S. corn futures fell for a third straight session on Monday on forecasts for larger U.S. harvest yields and concerns about sluggish demand for American export shipments of the grain. Wheat also declined as stiff competition in global export markets and a stronger dollar pressured prices. Soybean futures, however, edged higher […] Read more