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Farmer’s threat prompts USDA to pull staff from crop tour

Reading Time: 3 minutes Henry County/Chicago | Reuters — The U.S. Agriculture Department said on Wednesday it had pulled all staff from an annual crop tour after an employee was threatened, and three sources said the threat came over the phone from an angry farmer. Farmers have complained this month that a government crop report did not reflect damage […] Read more



U.S. grains: Wheat slides on global supplies, drags corn lower

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures fell to a three-month low on Tuesday, pressured by ample global supplies and technical selling, analysts said. Corn futures also hit a three-month low, turning down as wheat sagged and storms brought crop-friendly rains to the Midwest. But soybean futures clung to modest gains, supported by declining U.S. […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn, soybeans slide on beneficial weekend rains

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures fell 1.6 per cent on Monday and soybean futures also declined after much-needed rains crossed dry areas of the Corn Belt over the weekend, bolstering crop production prospects, analysts said. Wheat followed the softer trend. Chicago Board of Trade December corn settled down 6-1/4 cents at $3.74-1/2 per […] Read more



U.S. grains: Corn futures break losing streak

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures steadied near a three-month low on Thursday as traders said the market was oversold following sharp declines stemming from a bearish U.S. Agriculture Department harvest forecast issued on Monday. Soybean futures traded higher overnight but turned lower after a weak export sales report. Soy futures settled near session […] Read more


CBOT weekly outlook: Corn estimates, U.S./China talks befuddle

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — For Steve Georgy, the events of this week have left him somewhat gobsmacked. The president of Allendale Inc. at McHenry, Ill. said he didn’t completely buy the numbers in the August supply and demand report issued Monday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). And Georgy has been wondering why the U.S. “punted” […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn, soybean futures fall

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures fell 1.5 per cent on Wednesday, with investors shedding risky assets as concerns about the global economy spilled over into the grain markets. Forecasts for some rain in key growing areas of the U.S. Midwest in the coming weeks added to the pressure on the corn market and […] Read more



U.S. grains: Corn plunges most in three years on crop estimate surprises

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago corn futures fell nearly six per cent on Monday, their biggest drop in more than three years, after the U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast a bigger-than-expected harvest. USDA forecast the 2019-20 corn crop at 13.901 billion bushels, above the 13.875 billion bushels expected in July. A Reuters poll of analysts […] Read more