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MGEX December 2019 spring wheat with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages. (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Minneapolis, K.C. wheat futures rise

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures rose on Monday, rebounding from a sharp drop on Friday, on fresh export deals with China and rising concerns that rains in the U.S. Midwest could lower crop quality just ahead of harvest, traders said. The adverse weather also supported corn futures while wheat futures were mixed. The […] Read more

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

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


A French farmer harvests wheat at sunset at Paillencourt in northern France on July 23, 2019. French wheat production, which survived a record heat wave in June, is one of many factors now weighing on prices.

The news is not good — but it will get better, say market analysts

Harvest is one of the worst times to look for good news in wheat markets, 
but prices should soon rally

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s not hard to find bad news these days when it comes to wheat markets. Recent news stories include the USDA surprising analysts by raising its production forecast (by 59 million bushels), European wheat fields coming through a record-breaking heat wave in fine shape, and the threat from Black Sea producers continuing to rise. (For […] Read more









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

U.S. grains: Trade hopes spur gains in soy futures

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures firmed for the third time in four sessions on Thursday, supported by a better-than-expected export report and hopes for a trade deal with China, traders said. Corn futures also closed in positive territory, with more rain in the U.S. Midwest sparking fresh concerns about planting delays in key […] Read more