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CBOT weekly outlook: Higher prices don’t jibe with corn, soy production

CNS Canada — Trade is starting to slow down for the holiday season at the Chicago Board of Trade, which has corn and soybean traders looking at the larger picture. Scott Capinegro, a broker with Barrington Commodities at Barrington, Ill., believes prices for corn and soybeans are currently too high. “(The world) continues to plant, […] Read more

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Smaller Manitoba soybean crop expected

CNS Canada — Like most crops grown this year, Manitoba’s soybean yields were also highly variable in 2018. While early reports point to smaller production overall, lower-than-average yields won’t translate to higher prices, given prospects for a large U.S. crop. Manitoba soybean yields are “anywhere from 20 to 50” bushels per acre, said Mark Jorgenson […] Read more

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U.S. grains: Wheat drops most since August after USDA acreage surprise

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago wheat futures tumbled nearly three per cent on Friday, notching their biggest daily decline since August, after the U.S. Department of Agriculture showed larger-than-expected U.S. winter wheat plantings. Corn futures fell to life-of-contract lows, while soybeans turned higher in a recovery from four-month lows in the wake of the midday […] Read more

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USDA raises corn harvest view

Washington | Reuters — The U.S. Agriculture Department on Friday boosted its estimate of domestic corn production due to a record yield that stemmed from bumper harvests in major growing states such as Illinois as well as some of the smaller production areas. USDA also trimmed its view of soybean production, although the 2017 crop […] Read more