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CBOT May 2021 soybeans (candlesticks) with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages and November 2021 soybeans (blue line). (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Soybeans rise on tight near-term supply

CBOT corn mixed, wheat lower

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago soybean futures gained on Tuesday as traders assessed the impact of a lower-than-expected U.S. plantings forecast and a rain-delayed harvest in Brazil on ever-tightening supplies of the oilseed. Corn futures were mixed, with old-crop contracts rising slightly as investors adjusted positions ahead of a monthly U.S. Department of Agriculture world […] Read more

CBOT March 2021 soybeans with Bollinger (20,2) bands. (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Soybeans, corn slump on record USDA acreage projections

Wheat gains on harsh U.S. cold, surging European wheat

Chicago | Reuters — Corn and soybean futures retreated on Thursday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) projected that U.S. farmers would devote more acres to the two crops this spring than any year on record. U.S. wheat futures, meanwhile, climbed to the highest level in 2-1/2 weeks on rallying European wheat prices, a […] Read more



CBOT September 2020 corn with 20- and 50-day moving averages. (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Corn, soy climb on smaller-than-expected acreage view

Wheat follows corn, soy higher

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago corn futures surged nearly four per cent on Tuesday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that American farmers planted 92 million acres of corn this spring, a figure that fell below a range of analyst expectations. Soybean futures rose after USDA put U.S. plantings at 83.8 million acres, up […] Read more


CBOT July 2020 corn with Bollinger (20,2) bands. (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Corn, wheat end higher ahead of USDA reports

Chicago soy also firms; expectations of bumper harvests keep lid on prices

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago corn futures rose on Monday on short-covering and position-squaring ahead of key reports due on Tuesday from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and word that China was in the market for the grain after futures fell to a seven-week low last week, analysts said. Wheat rose, bouncing from contract […] Read more

CBOT May 2020 corn (candlesticks) with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages, and NYMEX May 2020 WTI crude oil (purple line). (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Corn hits lowest since September 2009

Soybeans firm on bargain buying; wheat mixed

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures fell 1.4 per cent on Tuesday to a fresh 10-1/2-year low as crumbling demand for fuel due to the global coronavirus pandemic threatened the ethanol sector. “They are taking their cue from energy,” said Mark Schultz, chief market analyst at Northstar Commodity. “It is a pretty tough business […] Read more


New-crop CBOT December 2020 corn with Bollinger (20,2) bands. (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Corn drops after USDA pegs plantings above expectations

USDA forecasts largest U.S. corn acres in eight years

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures settled lower on Tuesday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) forecast 2020 plantings at the largest in eight years, well above trade expectations, while soybeans firmed on a lower-than-anticipated acreage outlook. A tighter-than-expected USDA quarterly corn stocks estimate limited losses, but most contracts notched life-of-contract lows after […] Read more




CBOT May 2019 corn with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages. (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Corn posts steepest drop in nearly three years on USDA reports

Chicago | Reuters –– U.S. corn futures tumbled more than four per cent on Friday in the market’s steepest drop in nearly three years after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimated U.S. stocks and projected spring plantings above nearly all trade estimates. Soybeans and wheat followed corn lower despite USDA’s lower-than-expected soy and spring […] Read more