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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 weekly outlook: Corn, soy in ‘Groundhog Day’ mode ahead of report

Traders expect report to show more U.S. soy acres, less corn area

MarketsFarm — Soybean and corn futures at the Chicago Board of Trade are biding their time in narrow, rangebound trade, awaiting updated acreage and stocks data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture later in the month. “It’s almost like Groundhog Day,” said Terry Reilly of Futures International in Chicago, referring to the 1993 movie in […] Read more


Feed weekly outlook: Lower stocks support grain prices

Corn still 'competitively' priced

MarketsFarm — Feed grain prices in Western Canada have been strong lately, as old-crop supplies reach seasonal lows. “We’re getting to the bottom of old-crop stocks,” said Allen Pirness of Market Place Commodities in Lethbridge. However, he noted, growing conditions on the Prairies have been favourable, with no indication of a “drought-induced early harvest.” Old-crop […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans gain on hope of continued China purchasing

USDA hiked world wheat stocks to record high; corn gains after ethanol demand cut less than expected

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago soybean futures rallied late on Friday as hopes of continued U.S. exports to top-importer China supported prices. Wheat futures rebounded after touching a three-week low at the Chicago Board of Trade earlier in the session, as the U.S. government’s forecast for a record world wheat stock added supply pressure. Corn […] Read more


CBOT weekly outlook: WASDE largely neutral for soy, corn

MarketsFarm — The world agricultural supply and demand estimates (WASDE) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) had a “benign effect” on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), according to one trader. That’s mainly because U.S. production estimates for corn, wheat, and soybeans were largely unchanged. The U.S. soybean production estimate for 2020-21 was unchanged […] Read more

U.S. grains: Wheat declines as USDA estimates record global stocks

Corn gains on ethanol estimates; soybean traders eye Chinese demand

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago wheat futures slid on Thursday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated global stocks were at a record high in its monthly supply and demand report, traders said. Soybean futures ended nearly unchanged as the USDA lowered export expectations, even after recent purchases from China supported prices. Corn advanced as […] Read more


Pulse weekly outlook: Chickpeas recover from previous lows

MarketsFarm — Chickpea prices have recovered slightly from lows hit around the end of 2019, but they’re still a long way off historic highs from years past. Ahead of the 2018 growing season, chickpea prices were around 50 to 60 cents/lb. for growers, according to Darwin Hamilton of Kalshea Commodities in Winnipeg. Currently, large chickpea […] Read more

CBOT weekly outlook: Global grain stocks exert pressure

MarketsFarm — A forecast of sizeable global ending stocks is weighing on values at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), according to Terry Reilly, senior commodity analyst for Futures International in Chicago. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Tuesday issued its monthly supply and demand report in which it forecast global corn carryout to […] Read more


U.S. grains: Corn up despite USDA forecast for ballooning stocks

Soybeans drift lower; wheat weaker on improving crop weather

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago corn ended higher on Tuesday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast U.S. corn stockpiles would top 3.3 billion bushels by the end of the 2020-21 marketing year, a 33-year high that nonetheless fell below an average of trade expectations. USDA’s forecast for 2019-20 corn ending stocks, at 2.098 billion […] Read more