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U.S. grains: Soybeans fall on improved crop outlook, forecast

Chicago | Reuters – Chicago soybean futures sank on Tuesday after the previous day’s better-than-expected crop conditions report coupled with forecasts for rain across the U.S. Midwest as the oilseed begins to set seed pods. Corn and wheat also fell but found support from earlier hot, dry weather that will likely cut yields. The most-active […] Read more




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U.S. grains: Wheat climbs on signs of drought damage in northern U.S. Plains

Chicago | Reuters – U.S. wheat futures rose more than 2 percent on Wednesday on increasing concerns over U.S. supplies of top-quality spring wheat after early results from an annual crop tour showed the effects of drought in the northern Plains, traders said. Corn and soybean futures also firmed, but trade was choppy as brokers weighed […] Read more


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U.S. grains: Soybeans rise for second day after U.S. crop conditions report

New York | Reuters – Chicago soybean rose for a second consecutive session on Tuesday, after a weekly U.S. government report showed crop conditions deteriorated unexpectedly last week. Corn and wheat both fell as traders took profits at midday after prices rose in the session. “It’s a trading range without much conviction,” said Brian Hoops, […] Read more



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U.S. grains: Corn, soy hit 6-1/2-year highs on Argentine corn export restriction, dry weather

Chicago | Reuters – U.S. corn futures extended gains on Thursday and hit their highest level in 6-1/2 years after major supplier Argentina said it would curb exports and as dry weather threatened harvests in South America. Soybeans also scaled a fresh 6-1/2-year peak on South American weather worries and tightening global supplies, while wheat […] Read more

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U.S. grains: Soybeans hold near 6-1/2-year peak as Argentina strike ends, dry weather remains

Chicago | Reuters – U.S. soybean futures held near a 6-1/2 year high on Wednesday as investors shifted their focus from a now-resolved labor strike in Argentina that had pushed up prices to continued dry weather in South America that threatened the upcoming harvest. Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) wheat soared to a six-year peak […] Read more


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U.S. grains: Soybeans rally as earlier slide leads to new buying

Chicago | Reuters – Chicago soybean futures soared to new highs on Tuesday as traders shrugged off short-term pressure from promising labor negotiations in Argentina. Corn followed soybeans higher on export optimism, while wheat rose after two days of losses. Despite starting the day trending lower, the most-active soybean contract on the Chicago Board of […] Read more

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U.S. grains: Soybeans add new highs on Argentine supply disruptions

Chicago | Reuters – Chicago soybeans climbed for a sixth consecutive day as a labor strike in Argentina stalls through the Christmas holiday, curbing global supply. Corn rose for a 10th consecutive session, supported by prolonged South American dryness that could hurt harvest prospects. Wheat slipped on holiday profit-taking, but held near two-month highs. The […] Read more