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U.S. grains: Soy futures ease on rains in South American forecasts

Reuters — U.S. soybean futures edged lower on Thursday, retreating from a five-week high touched earlier this week as traders expected rains to benefit rival suppliers in South America. Favourable crop weather could boost production in Argentina and Brazil, increasing global supplies and competition for export sales to buyers like China. Rains will ease dry […] Read more



Wet harvests hurt U.S., Canadian spring wheat quality

Chicago | Reuters — Excessively wet conditions in the northern U.S. Plains and Canadian Prairies have hurt the quality of the region’s spring and durum wheat crops, potentially tightening supplies of top grades of the grains, handlers and agronomists said. Rains and heavy dew have slowed the harvest and, worse, caused mature, un-harvested wheat kernels […] Read more

Pulse weekly outlook: Chickpeas appear OK, but prices soft

MarketsFarm — Canada’s chickpea crop has likely beaten earlier expectations — but poor prices may limit farmer sales come harvest. “We planted the crop in drought conditions” and were preparing for the worst, said Colin Young of Midwest Grain at Moose Jaw, Sask., pointing to the lack of subsoil moisture in key chickpea-growing regions of […] Read more


U.S. grains: Corn up as crop ratings ease

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago corn futures rose for a second straight day on Tuesday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture said the condition of U.S. crops deteriorated last week following rain, although gains were pared late in the session on improving weather. Soybeans turned lower on forecasts for a window of warmer and drier […] Read more







ICE weekly outlook: Canola braces for turbulence

CNS Canada — The ICE Futures Canada canola market could go on a choppy ride this summer as weather challenges and the topsy-turvy world of international trade battles threaten to fill the next few months with volatility. “Particularly in the summer months, Trump issues and weather issues will be the primary drivers; both are hard […] Read more