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CBOT January 2021 soybeans with Bollinger (20,2) bands. (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Soybean futures surge again to new four-year high

USDA cuts corn, soybean yield estimates

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures soared to a fresh four-year high on Tuesday and corn topped a one-year high after the U.S. Department of Agriculture said stockpiles this marketing year will fall to their smallest in seven years. The forecasts, issued in a monthly crop report, reflected a decline in […] Read more

(Photo courtesy Canaryseed Development Commission of Saskatchewan)

Canary seed supplies tighten

'Hidden' stocks of product seen shrinking

MarketsFarm — Canary seed stocks are presently tight for two reasons: unreported inventories have been used up, and poor yields from this year’s crop. David Nobbs of Purely Canada Foods in Saskatoon explained there was a “hidden inventory over the last four to five years,” never reported to Statistics Canada, that was used to meet […] Read more


CBOT December 2020 corn with Bollinger (20,2) bands. (Barchart)

CBOT weekly outlook: Watch for USDA’s corn, soy stocks numbers to decline

MarketsFarm — Expect ending stocks for U.S. corn and soybeans to be lower in the upcoming supply and demand report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), said Scott Capinegro of Barrington Commodities at Barrington, Ill. USDA is scheduled to release its next world agriculture supply and demand estimates (WASDE) on Friday at 11 a.m. […] Read more

CBOT December 2020 corn with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages. (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Corn hits seven-month top on tightening stocks

Chicago November soybeans end flat, December wheat down

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures rose to a seven-month peak on Thursday, boosted by strong export sales and bullish government data indicating domestic stocks were smaller than expected, traders said. However, corn settled off its highs and soybean futures erased gains to end flat, under pressure from an influx of grain sales by […] Read more


Detail from the front of the CBOT building in Chicago. (Vito Palmisano/iStock/Getty Images)

CBOT weekly outlook: USDA report bullish for corn, soy

MarketsFarm — Wednesday’s report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) was a bullish influence for commodities on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). USDA’s quarterly stocks report showed corn and soybean stocks were significantly lower than expected, totalling 1.995 billion bushels and 523 million bushels respectively. Corn stocks came in about 250 million bushels […] Read more



CBOT November 2020 soybeans with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages. (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Corn, soy, wheat futures surge on lower-than-expected stocks

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade grain and soybean futures soared on Wednesday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture surprised traders by reporting crop inventories that were smaller than expected. Supply levels have declined after China, the world’s top soybean importer, stepped up its purchases of U.S. farm goods this summer. Corn supplies […] Read more



Wheat being loaded onto a cargo ship in Vancouver in 2011. (File photo: Reuters/Ben Nelms)

AAFC lowers wheat carryout estimate, raises canola

MarketsFarm — Updated supply and demand estimates from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada call for tighter wheat carryout for the 2020-21 crop year than previous forecast — and more canola. Tursday’s report provides the first adjusted balance sheet estimates from the government agency that account for the latest production numbers from Statistics Canada released earlier in […] Read more