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U.S. grains: Soy up after crop ratings dip

Corn sags despite sale to China

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures edged higher on Tuesday after weekly crop condition ratings declined, but improving weather in the Midwest crop belt kept a lid on rallies by backing expectations for large harvests, traders said. Corn closed lower, shrugging off news of a massive Chinese purchase of U.S. corn. Wheat firmed, buoyed […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans pare losses as China buys more

U.S. wheat harvest gathering pace

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago soybean futures pared losses on Tuesday as traders said that China was purchasing more U.S. soy, after the market slumped earlier on improved crop progress outlooks. Chicago wheat and corn fell on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s assessment of crop conditions, which analysts viewed as bearish, and a favourable weather […] Read more



Union warns of fuel supply disruption in ‘Dear Farmers’ notice

Farmers 'should not be worried,' FCL says

The union representing locked-out workers at Regina’s Co-op Refinery Complex is warning Prairie farmers that a disruption of fuel supplies during seeding could be the “only option” it has in its labour dispute with Federated Co-operatives (FCL). Unifor 594, whose 730-odd members at the CRC were locked out Dec. 5 after serving 48 hours’ strike […] Read more






U.S. grains: Soybeans fall as harvest speeds up

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures eased on Tuesday after a U.S. government report showed farmers had increased their pace of harvesting what is expected to be a massive crop after a slow start, analysts said. Corn and wheat futures also settled in positive territory, recovering early losses after holding support at key technical […] Read more