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U.S. grains: Dry soils push Chicago wheat higher

CBOT corn, soy futures also rise

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat futures firmed on Monday, hitting almost six-year highs, on concerns about dry conditions across key global growing areas, traders said. But gains were limited as investors stood by after prices have rallied 8.6 per cent so far this month. “The market is just […] Read more

Prairie cash wheat: Prices up on sharp rises in U.S. wheat

MarketsFarm — Wheat bids in Western Canada were higher for Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS), Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) and Canada Western Amber Durum (CWAD) wheats for the week ended Thursday. Support came from double-digit increases in Chicago, Minneapolis and Kansas City wheat futures. Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar was relatively steady. Average CWRS (13.5 […] Read more


CBOT weekly outlook: Soy, corn could retest highs

Wheat now 'doing its own thing'

MarketsFarm — Soybean and corn futures at the Chicago Board of Trade backed away from nearby highs over the past week, but could be poised to retest those levels as the underlying fundamentals remain supportive. “I think we’ll need another headline of sorts, whether it be a weather or sales numbers (headline), to push corn […] Read more



Argentina approves drought-tolerant GM wheat

Variety would need Brazil approval before going commercial

MarketsFarm — Argentina has become the first country in the world to approve cultivation and consumption of a genetically modified wheat variety, the country’s National Commission for Science and Technology (CONICET) announced Thursday. “This is the first approval in the world for drought-tolerant genetic transformation in wheat,” CONICET said in a statement. Argentina is the […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybean futures hit 2018 highs as supplies tighten

USDA cuts domestic soy ending stocks; traders expect more demand from China

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures surged to their highest prices since March 2018 after the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday said inventories will dwindle to a five-year low. Corn futures advanced to a one-year high, while wheat futures slumped in a setback from a five-year high reached on Thursday. […] Read more


U.S. grains: Wheat, soy futures hit multi-year highs

Dry weather in U.S., Russia, Argentina supports wheat prices; soybeans, corn rise as Brazil also dry for planting

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat and soybean futures soared to multi-year highs on Wednesday as unfavourable weather threatened production in exporting countries. Dryness has raised concerns among traders about the prospects for wheat planting in the U.S. Plains and the Black Sea region and for soybean planting in Brazil. Weather in the southern U.S. […] Read more

U.S. grains: Wheat futures jump on weather woes

CBOT corn flat, soy firm

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures rallied on Monday with K.C. hard red winter wheat hitting a two-year high on concerns that dry soils will crimp yields in key production areas around the world, traders said. Corn futures were steady, supported by the strong gains in the wheat market while soybeans closed firm on […] Read more


Funds still holding large net long position in canola

MarketsFarm — Funds’ net long position in canola remained large during the week ended Tuesday, with only small adjustments in the latest commitment of traders (CoT) report from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Managed money fund traders, as of Tuesday, were holding a net long position in ICE Futures canola of 56,913 contracts […] Read more