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GRAINS-Wheat, corn creep higher as investors trim bearish bets

* Traders trim shorts ahead of long weekend * Next week’s USDA report in view (Adds closing U.S. prices, weekly moves) By Rod Nickel WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Chicago wheat edged higher after touching a five-year low on Friday, and corn also inched up as investors covered short positions in both grains after […] Read More

U.S. Cash Grains-Soy crusher bids steady to lower on looming harvest

CHICAGO, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Spot basis bids for soybeans were steady to lower at U.S. Midwest processors and mostly steady elsewhere around the region, with prices capped by expectations for a big harvest in the coming weeks, merchants said. * Spot corn basis bids were mostly steady, anchored by ample supplies and the looming […] Read More


CIF Gulf Grain-Soybean basis firm, corn bids mostly steady

Sept 4 (Reuters) – Basis bids for soybeans shipped by barge to the U.S. Gulf Coast were steady to firm early on Friday, supported by slow farmer selling and limited supplies in the export pipeline, traders said. * CIF corn basis bids were mostly steady in quiet trade, while wheat bids were flat to lower […] Read More

Canadian Forex/Bond Review: C$ Ends Lower With Jobs Data

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, September 4 – The Canadian dollar ended lower Friday, relative to its US counterpart in the wake of North America jobs report. At 4:00 CDT Friday, the loonie was at US$0.7541 or US$1 = C$1.3260. The Canadian dollar swung up and down right after jobs figures were released for […] Read More



North American Grain/Oilseed Review – Canola Softens Before Weekend

By Dave Sims and Phil Franz-Warkentin, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, September 4 – THE ICE Futures Canada canola market ended weaker on Friday, following losses in US soy and still under pressure from yesterday’s Statistics Canada report which revealed more canola in Canada that previously thought. StatsCan pegged Canadian supplies at 2.3 million tonnes […] Read More


CME live cattle, hog futures sag in pre-holiday positioning

Sept 4 (Reuters) – Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle drifted lower on Friday, as investors adjusted positions before the U.S. Labor Day holiday while awaiting prices for unsold market-ready, or cash, cattle, traders said. * CME livestock markets will have normal trading hours on Friday, but the exchange will be closed on Monday for Labor […] Read More

GRAINS-Wheat faces fourth weekly loss on export gloom

* Wheat down 8 pct in four weeks * Corn under pressure from near-record U.S. harvest (Updates with European trading, changes byline/dateline) By Gus Trompiz and Naveen Thukral PARIS/SINGAPORE, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Chicago wheat steadied after touching a five-year low on Friday but remained on course for a fourth straight weekly loss in the […] Read More


Canadian Forex Midday: C$ weakens with employment data

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Sept. 4 – The Canadian dollar was weaker at midday Friday, as domestic soft employment data put some pressure on the currency. At 11:53 CDT, the Canadian dollar was trading at US$0.7544 or US$1=C$1.3256 which compares with Thursday’s close of US$0.7579 or US$=C$1.3194. Canada’s unemployment rate increased 0.2 percentage […] Read More

ICE Canola Softens

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, September 4 – Canola contracts on the ICE Futures Canada platform were weaker at 10:50 CDT Friday, as the market remained under pressure in the wake of yesterday’s Statistics Canada report. In the Stocks of Principal Fields Crop report, StatsCan raised its estimate for the amount of […] Read More