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GFO quits Grain Growers of Canada

Grain Farmers of Ontario flags national group's 'governance' and structure

Reading Time: 3 minutes Grain Farmers of Ontario has dropped out of Grain Growers of Canada. The Ontario organization, which represents about 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers in the province, cited a lack of representation in the national policy group. GFO publicly announced its withdrawal in a news release on Thursday, days after it informed the […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn, wheat slide on strong dollar, export uncertainty

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago wheat and corn futures fell on Thursday as a strengthening dollar dampened U.S. export prospects and traders continued to wait for signs of China buying agricultural goods, analysts said. Soybean futures eked out a modest advance. Chicago Board of Trade March corn settled down 1-1/2 cents at $3.79-1/4 per bushel […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soybeans rise for third session

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures rose modestly on Wednesday as strength from global equity markets and soyoil futures offset worries about export demand for U.S. oilseeds, traders said. Wheat futures firmed on technical buying. But corn drifted lower in rangebound trade as uncertainty about demand hung over the market. Chicago Board of Trade […] Read more




U.S. grains: Soybeans, wheat fall as coronavirus spreads

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures fell on Friday, their ninth straight day of losses, as concerns about the coronavirus cutting into Chinese demand beat back any attempts at a bargain-buying bounce, traders said. The losing streak marks the longest for the most-active soybean futures contract since a 10-day stretch that […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soybeans set eight-month low

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures fell for an eighth consecutive session on Thursday and hit an eight-month low as the rising toll from the coronavirus outbreak in China added to concerns about Chinese demand for American crops. Wheat also eased and set a three-week low on the Chicago Board of Trade as the […] Read more

IGC calls for more wheat despite lowering global forecast

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — At close to 1.03 billion tonnes, there’s going to be more wheat in the world in 2019-20 than in the previous marketing year, according to the latest outlook from the International Grains Council (IGC). The London-based organization released its report on Jan. 23, in which it revised its previous forecast — but with […] Read more



U.S. grains: Wheat, corn, soybeans drop

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures fell 1.4 per cent on Wednesday on a round of follow-through selling after Tuesday’s technical setback, traders said. The weakness in wheat spilled over to the corn market, which also faced some profit-taking after a higher opening during the overnight trading session. Soybean futures fell for the seventh […] Read more