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U.S. grains: Corn soars on bargain buying

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures jumped 3.7 per cent on Friday, more than recovering from the prior day’s 3.1 per cent drop, buoyed by a mix of short-covering and expectations of increased export demand for U.S. supplies, traders and analysts said. Wheat and soybeans followed the firm trend. Chicago Board of Trade March […] Read more



U.S. grains: Wheat hits six-month top as world prices rise

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures hit a six-month high on Tuesday, supported by a pickup in export business and news that Russia, the world’s top wheat supplier, is considering limiting grain exports through June, traders said. Soybean futures ended flat and corn drifted lower as brokers awaited Wednesday’s signing of a U.S.-China Phase […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soy declines, corn firms as China deal’s terms awaited

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures declined on Monday on favourable crop weather in South America and position-squaring as traders waited to see if a U.S.-Chinese trade agreement due to be signed this week will herald a significant increase in demand for U.S. crops. Wheat futures also fell, down from multi-month highs set last […] Read more


Prairie cash wheat: Depending on variety, bids a mixed bag

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Wheat bids in Western Canada varied for the week ended Thursday. Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) wheat was mixed, while Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) was stronger, and durum (CWAD) steady to slightly higher. The Canadian dollar lost about a half cent during the week. Average CWRS (13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn, soy shrug off benign USDA data

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn and soybeans were steady to higher on Friday as investors looked past revised U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) supply-and-demand projections and focused on improved prospects for exports to China, which is due to sign an interim trade deal with the United States next week. The USDA data, released during […] Read more


U.S. grains: Prices narrowly mixed as traders assess Mideast risk

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago soybean and grain futures were narrowly mixed on Wednesday as traders’ jitters eased after Iran and the United States signalled a de-escalation of tensions after an Iranian missile attack against U.S. forces in Iraq. Investors also continued to square positions ahead of a key U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) crop […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans slide as rain boosts South American crops

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters –– U.S. soybean futures ended mostly lower on Tuesday on crop-boosting rains in South America and as investors squared positions ahead of a key U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) crop report due on Friday, although short-covering trimmed losses late in the session. Corn and wheat futures were mostly flat as late-session short […] Read more


Feed weekly outlook: Steady now but supplies will weigh

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Recent strength in U.S. wheat futures may be lending some spillover support to Canadian feed grain bids, but large supplies and a lack of aggressive demand kept the market steady heading into the New Year. The rise in wheat futures “has made the farmer a more reluctant seller,” said Allen Pirness of MarketPlace […] Read more