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CBOT weekly outlook: Corn, soy prices to continue climbing

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — Prices on the Chicago Board of Trade will probably continue to climb, especially for corn and soybeans, according to Scott Capinegro of Barrington Commodities. “The basis remains strong and when the basis is strong, as far as I am concerned, that means the futures should be strong,” he said. Although CBOT bids have […] Read more

Fund traders back away from bearish bets in grains, oilseeds

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — Commodity fund traders were busy covering short positions in corn and canola during the week ended Oct. 8, and even moved to a small net long in soybeans, 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 […] Read more



U.S. farmers cheered by apparent trade truce

Reading Time: 3 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. farmers cheered the Trump administration’s announcement of a potentially dramatic increase in U.S. agricultural sales to China on Friday but warned they needed to see a follow-through of actual purchases. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the agricultural purchases could scale up to $40 billion-$50 billion annually as part of a […] Read more


Grains drop, soy firm following WASDE report

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — Monthly supply/demand data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture were supportive for soybean prices but bearish for corn and wheat, with adjustments to yields and harvested acres providing a number of surprises. Corn futures saw the largest immediate reaction at the Chicago Board of Trade, as average yields were unexpectedly raised to 168.4 […] Read more

USDA’s jump in soybean stocks comes in below forecasts

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — Although stocks of soybeans in the U.S. were estimated Monday to have increased dramatically compared to their year-ago level, the amount of that increase fell short of market expectations. In the Grain Stocks report released Monday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), total soybean stocks as of Sept. 1 were estimated to […] Read more


Funds cover some shorts in grains, oilseeds

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — The net fund short position in canola was reduced slightly during the week ended Tuesday, according to the latest commitment of traders (CoT) report from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Speculators also bought back some of their bearish bets in soybeans and corn, the CoT report noted. The net managed money […] Read more

ICE weekly outlook: Canola values stay rangebound

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — Canola prices have been characterized as “firm one day and softer the next,” this week, remaining largely rangebound in light trading activity. “It’s hard to tell why, but canola oscillates between stronger than soybeans and then weaker,” said Ken Ball of P.I. Financial in Winnipeg. “It’s just spreaders playing back and forth with […] Read more


U.S. agriculture official calls trade tensions with China ‘new normal’

Reading Time: 2 minutes Buenos Aires | Reuters — The United States and China are still in the early stages of their trade war and tensions that arise from it should be considered the “new normal,” a U.S. Department of Agriculture official said on Wednesday. Washington has tried to hold China accountable for its trade practices and not sought […] Read more

CBOT weekly outlook: U.S. dollar, weather hurt prices

Reading Time: 1 minute MarketsFarm — Growing strength in the U.S. dollar has hurt commodity prices on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), according to Terry Reilly, grains analyst for Futures International in Chicago. The impetus for the gain was comments from U.S. President Donald Trump, who remarked a trade deal with China could come sooner rather than later. […] Read more