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U.S. sees progress on China trade deal’s ag provisions

China makes first U.S. hard red wheat buy since 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes Washington | Reuters — The U.S. and China have made progress in implementing the agriculture-related provisions of their Phase One trade deal that took effect on Feb. 14, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Trade Representative said on Tuesday. In a joint statement, they listed a number of steps taken that should help […] Read more

U.S. grains: Wheat, soy rise after export deals

Corn sags on ethanol woes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade soybean and wheat futures rose on Friday, supported by a pick-up in Chinese demand for U.S. commodities, traders said. But corn closed lower, giving up early gains with traders shrugging off a massive sale to China to focus on expectations for a weakened ethanol market as crude […] Read more


U.S. grains: Recent declines stoke export interest

CBOT May corn, soy, wheat all rally

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn, soybean and wheat futures rallied on Thursday, supported by technical buying and hopes for a pick-up in export demand as recent price declines made U.S. supplies more attractive to overseas buyers. Corn was bouncing off the near 3-1/2-year low it hit on Wednesday after a rout in the energy […] Read more

CBOT weekly outlook: Bargain buying lifts some commodities

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Despite an ever-changing economic environment due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, ag commodity prices may be sheltered from the worst bearish sentiments. “Global import businesses have taken off this week due to lower commodity prices,” said Terry Reilly of Futures International in Chicago. “If we do see an economic slowdown, we’ll probably see […] Read more


U.S. grains: Corn, soy, wheat book multi-month lows

Financial markets continue to drag commodities lower

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. grain and soybean futures sank to multi-month lows on Monday on worries about the coronavirus pandemic denting the global economy and chilling end-user demand for commodities, traders said. “The fear is still that it will only get worse as the week unfolds,” said Mark Schultz, chief analyst at Northstar Commodity […] Read more

U.S. grains: Wheat firm, corn flat as financial markets steady

CBOT soybean futures sag

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures closed fractionally higher on Friday and corn ended flat, stabilizing as wider financial markets regained some ground after plummeting on fears of the economic fallout from the global coronavirus outbreak. But soybean futures fell, hitting life-of-contract lows as crop weather in South America improved, bolstering expectations of large […] Read more


U.S. grains: Corn, soy drop to six-month lows

Wider markets sell-off continues

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn and soybean futures fell to six-month lows on Thursday as another rout on Wall Street underscored uncertainty about economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic as well as demand for agricultural commodities, analysts said. Wheat futures followed the weak trend. Chicago Board of Trade May corn settled down 8-3/4 cents […] Read more

USDA’s supply and demand report largely stands pat

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Any changes in the latest monthly supply and demand report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Tuesday were few and far in between when it came to corn, wheat and soybeans; what the markets largely expected. However, there were some small revisions to the department’s global projections. That meant USDA’s March […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soy, corn follow as global markets slump

Wheat turns higher

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures fell more than two per cent on Monday and corn fell nearly one per cent as concern over the economic fallout from the coronavirus and a crash in crude oil prices pushed equities and other commodities sharply lower. Wheat futures on the Chicago Board of Trade turned higher, […] Read more

Fund traders cover some bearish bets in canola, soybeans

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Fund traders were buying back short positions in canola, soybeans and corn during the week ended Tuesday, according to the latest commitment of traders (CoT) report from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). In the wheat market, however, they were on the other side. The net managed money short position in ICE […] Read more