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U.S. grains: Corn futures tread water as Midwest’s farmers assess storm damage

Analysts still expect large U.S. harvest

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures ended flat on Tuesday as traders and analysts predicted that farmers will harvest a large crop despite a damaging storm that tore across the U.S. Midwest on Monday. Soybean futures were steady, while wheat futures rose on technical buying. Farmers are assessing the damage to their corn from […] Read more



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. 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


U.S. grains: China tensions cap soybeans’ gains

Corn prices up slightly on trade optimism; wheat falls back slightly

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures climbed on Thursday, boosted by demand from China, although escalating tensions between Beijing and Washington capped gains. Corn edged higher as optimism over possible continued buying from China offset strong crop conditions. Wheat scaled back on technical selling. The most-active soybean contract on the Chicago Board Of Trade […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans gain ground on Chinese buying

Wheat rebounds after technical correction

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago corn and soybeans futures climbed on Wednesday as news of Chinese purchases offset strong yield prospects after recent rain across the U.S. Midwest offered relief to pollinating corn crops. Both commodities gained even after the United States ordered China to close a consulate in Houston, escalating diplomatic tensions and putting […] Read more


U.S. mushroom giant buys major Manitoba grower

Loveday Mushroom Farms joins South Hill Champs

A major player in the North American mushroom business expects to expand its reach in the U.S. Midwest and Canada’s Prairies with a deal for a storied Winnipeg producer. South Mill Champs, formed in 2018 from the merger of Philadelphia-area producer South Mill and Aldergrove, B.C.-based Champs Mushrooms, announced Tuesday it has expanded to include […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn weakens on rain across Midwest

Soybeans gain for fifth session, wheat futures tumble

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago corn futures dropped on Monday, as rainfall strengthened crop conditions during a crucial stage in development. Soybean futures gained for a fifth consecutive session on renewed Chinese demand and support from the soybean oil market. Wheat, meanwhile, sank as harvest across the U.S. Great Plains continued and a strengthening dollar […] Read more



U.S. grains: Wheat futures top two-month high on global harvest worries

Corn, soybeans firm as U.S. weather looks hotter, drier

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures on Thursday leapt to their highest prices in more than two months as the latest crop estimates in major exporting countries like Argentina, France and Russia raised questions about global supply. Corn and soybean futures also strengthened, as weather forecasts predicted more heat and dryness […] Read more