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File photo of young plants in a soybean field in Argentina. (Gracieross/iStock/Getty Images)

Argentine soybeans facing tax increases

MarketsFarm — Not many major divergences can be seen between the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s data (USDA) on Argentina’s soybean crop and data from the department’s attaché in Buenos Aires. What may bring changes to the country’s soybean industry are tax increases imposed by the new federal government, according to Benjamin Boroughs, the USDA attaché. […] Read more



CBOT January 2020 soybeans (candlesticks) with January 2020 soymeal (yellow line). (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Soy futures follow rally in soymeal

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures rose on Thursday for the third straight day, led higher by strength in the soymeal market stemming from news that an Argentine soy crusher was experiencing financial stress, traders said. Corn futures ended lower after trading close to unchanged for much of the day, while wheat dropped on […] Read more







CBOT March 2019 soybeans, with Bollinger (20,2) bands. (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Soybeans sink on weak China trade data

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures fell to a 1-1/2-week low on Monday on technical selling and on concerns about demand from China as the world’s top soy importer remains locked in a tariff war with the United States. Wheat also fell after Russia, the world’s top supplier, left its export forecast unchanged despite […] Read more


The Chicago Board of Trade building on May 28, 2018. (Harmantasdc/iStock Editorial/Getty Images)

CBOT weekly outlook: Soybeans trend up, but trade off headlines

CNS Canada — Speculative short-covering and optimism over trade with China helped soybean and corn futures at the Chicago Board of Trade move higher over the week ended Wednesday. While additional gains are possible, both markets will take more short-term direction from the day-to-day headlines. Conflicting headlines, tweets and other commentary lead to a choppy […] Read more