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Options market operator buys last independent U.S. grain exchange

MIH makes deal to buy Minneapolis' MGEX

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Options exchange operator Miami International Holdings (MIH) will acquire the 139-year-old Minneapolis Grain Exchange, the last independent U.S. grain exchange, the organizations said in a statement on Friday. Best known for its flagship hard red spring wheat futures contracts, the MGEX, founded as the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce in 1881, will […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans firm as U.S. biodiesel data lifts soyoil; corn flat

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – U.S. soybean futures rose on Friday for a second session as soyoil futures climbed more than 1 percent on demand from the soy-based biodiesel fuel sector, traders said. Corn futures were little changed, anchored by benign weather in most of the Midwest crop belt that favored good yields, while wheat futures […] Read more


U.S. grains: Corn ends nearly flat as crop prospects offset big sales to China

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – U.S. corn futures closed fractionally higher on Thursday but held just above one-month lows, as benign crop weather and expectations of a large harvest offset news of massive U.S. corn sales to China, analysts said. Soybean futures ended firmer higher while wheat futures drifted lower. Chicago Board of Trade December corn […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn falls to one-month low as mild U.S. weather favours crops

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – U.S. corn futures fell for a fourth straight session on Wednesday, touching their lowest level in a month as mild weather in most of the Midwest favored prospects for a large harvest, analysts said. Soybeans also fell on beneficial weather outlooks. But wheat futures rose on short-covering and optimism about export […] Read more


U.S. grains: Corn falls to 1-month low, soy futures dip

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – U.S. corn futures hit a one-month low and soybean futures also tumbled on Tuesday as improving U.S. crop condition ratings and favorable weather outlooks supported expectations for large harvests this autumn, analysts said. Wheat followed the weaker trend. Chicago Board of Trade December corn settled down 4-1/2 cents at $3.30 per […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans firm on more sales to China

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – U.S. soybean futures edged higher on Monday as strong export sales, most notably to China, offset pressure from good crop weather that reinforced expectations for a sizable U.S. harvest this autumn. Corn futures eased as mild temperatures and timely rains across the Midwest farm belt were seen boosting prospects for the […] Read more


Prairie cash wheat: Spring wheat drops, durum steady

MGEX, CBOT, K.C. May wheats down on week

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Prairie wheat bids for Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) and Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) wheat were lower for the week ended Thursday, following losses in U.S. futures. Canada Western Amber Durum (CWAD) largely held steady, buoyed by a weaker Canadian dollar, which lost about six-10ths of a cent. Average CWRS (13.5 per […] Read more

Prairie cash wheat: Bids fall with U.S. futures

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Hard red spring wheat bids in Western Canada moved lower during the week ended Thursday, as a sell-off in U.S. futures weighed on prices. Concerns that the Wuhan coronavirus would lead to a slowdown in the global economy accounted for some of the broad speculative selling that weighed on most grain markets during […] 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