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After blast, Lebanon has less than a month’s grain reserves

Beirut port silos had capacity for 120,000 tonnes; about 15,000 tonnes were stored at time of blast

Reading Time: 2 minutes Beirut/Dubai | Reuters — Lebanon’s main grain silo at Beirut port was destroyed in a blast, leaving the nation with less than a month’s reserves of the grain but enough flour to avoid a crisis, the economy minister said on Wednesday. Raoul Nehme told Reuters a day after Tuesday’s devastating explosion that Lebanon needed reserves […] Read more

U.S. grains: Wheat nears two-month low on export competition

Corn, soybean futures also sag

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures slid to a near two-month low on Wednesday, testing psychological support at the $5-per-bushel mark, pressured by forecasts for rising global grain supplies and strong export competition, analysts said. Soybean and corn futures also declined as a speedy U.S. planting pace supported expectations for large harvests. Traders shrugged […] Read more


CBOT weekly outlook: Global grain stocks exert pressure

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — A forecast of sizeable global ending stocks is weighing on values at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), according to Terry Reilly, senior commodity analyst for Futures International in Chicago. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Tuesday issued its monthly supply and demand report in which it forecast global corn carryout to […] Read more

Farm suppliers race COVID-19 spread for planting season

Reading Time: 2 minutes Winnipeg/Chicago | Reuters — North America’s biggest farm suppliers are accelerating shipments of fertilizer, seeds and agricultural chemicals to crop-growing regions in an unprecedented race against the coronavirus that threatens to disrupt planting season. The timing could not be worse for farmers preparing to plant crops. Disruptions in deliveries of fertilizer, seeds or chemicals could […] Read more


Visible canola supplies largest in three years

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Solid farmer deliveries into the commercial pipeline saw visible Canadian canola supplies hit their highest level in three years, according to the latest Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) data for the week ended Sunday. Total visible supplies of the oilseed came in at 1.584 million tonnes, which was the highest of the marketing year-to-date […] Read more

Feed weekly outlook: Purchases delayed as prices steady, supplies ample

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — With good supplies available, don’t expect to see much movement in prices for feed wheat and barley over the next several months, according to Nelson Neumann. Neumann, senior trader for Agfinity at Stony Plain, Alta., said barley currently was around $223 per tonne Lethbridge delivered and wheat was a little back at $220 […] Read more


U.S. grains: Corn, soy slide on South American weather, trade worries

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures hit a two-month low on Monday and soybean futures touched their lowest in seven weeks on forecasts for improving crop weather in South America and uncertainty about prospects for a U.S.-China trade deal, analysts said. Wheat futures rose as worries about tightening global supplies sparked a round of […] Read more



Grain markets walled off from flood impacts by mountains of supplies

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — A massive supply of grains has shielded the futures markets from the impact of flooding in the U.S. Midwest so far, with traders largely shrugging off this week’s reports of destroyed storage bins, swamped elevators and questions about if waters will recede in time for planting. The problem is grain glut […] Read more

Canola exports still sluggish, but grains solid

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canadian canola exports continue to lag behind the year-ago pace, with large supplies in the commercial pipeline, according to the latest weekly data from the Canadian Grain Commission. Canada only exported 69,900 tonnes of canola during the week ended Sunday, well below the 205,500 tonnes that moved the previous week. Total canola exports during the […] Read more