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CBOT weekly outlook: Benign weather keeps corn, soybeans pointed down

MarketsFarm — Good U.S. Midwestern weather should keep the bias to the downside in corn and soybean contracts at the Chicago Board of Trade over the next few weeks, according to an analyst. Corn hit fresh contract lows on Tuesday before showing some recovery Wednesday, but “it’s not looking like it’s hit a bottom just […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Cattle futures steady as investors eye supplies

October lean hogs close higher

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. cattle futures steadied on Wednesday, with investors unwilling to push the market above recent highs due to plentiful supplies. Some producer hedging also was noted, traders said. “Everybody is a little too bulled up,” said Larry Hicks at Cattlehedging.com. “Everybody thinks we have worked through the supplies and we have […] Read more



After blast, Lebanon has less than a month’s grain reserves

Beirut port silos had capacity for 120,000 tonnes; about 15,000 tonnes were stored at time of blast

Beirut/Dubai | Reuters — Lebanon’s main grain silo at Beirut port was destroyed in a blast, leaving the nation with less than a month’s reserves of the grain but enough flour to avoid a crisis, the economy minister said on Wednesday. Raoul Nehme told Reuters a day after Tuesday’s devastating explosion that Lebanon needed reserves […] Read more


U.S. grains: Wheat, corn futures firm

CBOT soy eases on U.S. Midwest rain forecast

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn and wheat futures ticked higher on Wednesday, supported by a round of bargain buying and short-covering after posting sharp declines a day earlier, traders said. Soybean futures weakened to their lowest level since July 14, with forecasts in key growing areas of the U.S. Midwest calling for rains that […] Read more



Pulse weekly outlook: Chickpea market under pressure

Current crop up against disease issues

MarketsFarm — Lost demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic is keeping pressure on the Canadian chickpea market, despite disease issues causing problems for nearly a third of the country’s crop, according to an industry source. After disease caused problems for chickpeas in some areas of southern Saskatchewan in 2019, the radius of the problem area […] Read more

Wheat in Beirut’s port granaries not usable

Lebanon will import wheat, economy minister says

Cairo | Reuters — Lebanon’s economy minister, Raoul Nehme, told local media on Tuesday that the wheat in Beirut’s port granaries cannot be used and that the ministry lost track of seven employees in the granaries. The minister also told local media that Lebanon will import wheat and added that the country currently has enough […] Read more


U.S. grains: Crop expectations spark sell-off in corn, soy futures

Bleak export prospects sink CBOT wheat

Chicago | Reuters –– U.S. corn and soybean futures posted sharp declines on Tuesday, with the market focused on expectations for bumper yields across the U.S. Midwest this fall due to forecasts for rain in key growing areas, traders said. On a continuous basis, corn futures dropped to their lowest level since June 29 while […] Read more