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Feed weekly outlook: Barley finds support in lull between old, new crops

MarketsFarm — Feed barley bids in Western Canada are seeing some modest strength in early September, as old-crop supplies run out and the new crop is not yet available. “Prices have definitely gone up this past week,” said Mike Fleischhauer of Eagle Commodities at Lethbridge. Expectations for a good 2020 crop had farmers making space […] Read more

CBOT March 2020 soybeans with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages. (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Soy up on prospects for Chinese demand

U.S. dollar strength drags on wheat, corn

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures rose on Thursday, rallying from early declines on short-covering and prospects for China to step up purchases of U.S. supplies as the U.S.-China Phase One deal goes into effect in days, traders said. But wheat and corn futures fell, pressured by a stronger U.S. dollar, worries about economic […] Read more

U.S. grains: Wheat, soybean futures rally

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures rose for the sixth day in a row on Thursday, with new forecasts calling for extended dryness in the U.S. Plains pushing prices to fresh 7-1/2-month highs, traders said. Soybean futures rallied to a 13-month high on signs of strong export data. Parched soils in Argentina that threatened […] Read more

Ripe soybeans near Morden, Man. on Sept. 14, 2017. (Allan Dawson photo)

U.S. grains: Soy, wheat, corn firm on export demand

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures firmed on Thursday on supportive export demand and light bargain buying following a three-day slide, along with renewed optimism about demand for soy-based biodiesel fuel, analysts said. Wheat and corn rose on light technical buying and bullish weekly export sales data. Chicago Board of Trade November soybean futures […] Read more

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U.S. grains: Wheat down on weak export demand

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures fell for a third straight day on Wednesday, pressured by plentiful global supplies and strong competition for export business, especially from Russia, traders said. Corn fell, following wheat, and soybeans also declined after a choppy session. Chicago Board of Trade December wheat settled down 4-3/4 cents at $4.30 […] Read more

Ripe soybeans near Morden, Man. on Sept. 14, 2017. (Allan Dawson photo)

U.S. grains: Soybeans ease but notch fourth weekly gain

Chicago | Reuters –– U.S. soybean futures fell on Friday on profit-taking but the benchmark Chicago Board of Trade November contract still recorded a fourth straight weekly advance, supported by firm cash markets and export demand. CBOT wheat rose on short-covering and worries about dry conditions in Australia while corn closed modestly higher in rangebound […] Read more

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ICE weekly outlook: Harvest pressure set to increase

CNS Canada — The canola market will likely be tested in coming days as harvest pressure, both north and south of the border, intensifies. While futures enjoyed a bounce upward following a bearish report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday, the technical bias appears to be pointed lower. The front-month November contract at […] Read more

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CBOT weekly outlook: Strong demand to underpin soy, corn

CNS Canada — Soybean and corn futures at the Chicago Board of Trade will soon face seasonal harvest pressure, but good demand may limit the downside this year. Slight upward revisions to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s yield estimates in the latest supply/demand report weighed on soybeans and corn on Tuesday, but the soybean losses […] Read more