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CBOT weekly outlook: Focus to shift after USDA’s largely stand-pat WASDE report

MarketsFarm — There was little change in U.S. markets shortly after the release of the latest supply and demand estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). But that scenario could change for wheat markets, said Steve Georgy, president of Allendale Inc. at McHenry, Ill. “We’ve got to pay attention to how the wheat markets […] Read more

CBOT May 2021 corn with Bollinger (20,2) bands. (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Corn climbs on exports, ethanol

Dry weather expected to slow U.S. spring wheat seeding; soy steady ahead of WASDE

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures climbed on Thursday on export optimism and positioning ahead of the U.S. Agriculture Department’s monthly supply and demand report, out on Friday, traders said. Wheat gained as frigid temperatures across Europe and the Black Sea region threatened crops. Soybeans were also firmer. The most-active corn contract on the […] Read more


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CBOT weekly outlook: U.S. supply and demand report stands pat

MarketsFarm — Expected changes to ending stocks for soybeans, corn and wheat did not occur in the latest supply and demand report Tuesday from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Rather, the department held onto its February projections. “I’m disappointed [the USDA] didn’t adjust anything. I’m not saying they didn’t do their homework. I’m just […] Read more

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Canola stocks to tighten below a million tonnes, AAFC says

MarketsFarm — Canadian canola ending stocks in both the current 2020-21 marketing year and in 2021-22 are forecast to tighten below a million tonnes, according to updated supply/demand estimates from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. The tight stocks were largely tied to expectations for increased domestic usage, with projected canola exports left unchanged from the January […] Read more


CBOT March 2021 corn with Bollinger (20,2) bands. (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Corn tumbles as USDA projects supplies above market expectations

USDA slashes global wheat supply as feeding to increase

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures dropped on Tuesday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) projected supplies of the grain above market expectations in a monthly report, taking prices down from 7-1/2 year highs posted earlier in the day. Soybean futures rose to a three-week top on a tighter supply outlook by USDA, […] Read more

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CBOT weekly outlook: Eyes on U.S. election, next supply and demand report

MarketsFarm — With no final results yet Wednesday in the U.S. presidential election, there has been very little, if any, effect on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), according to Allendale Inc. president Steve Georgy. “For the grain markets there hasn’t been a higher impact yet, but it is rather quiet,” he said from McHenry, […] Read more


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Little variation seen in global grain supply and demand data

MarketsFarm — Few significant changes appear in the latest monthly supply and demand report from the International Grains Council (IGC), which released its estimates Thursday. The IGC slightly nudged its estimate of total world grain production from its August estimate of 2.23 billion to September’s 2.227 billion tonnes. The September forecast is 2.1 per cent […] Read more

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July supply/demand report shows just minor revisions

Canola, wheat ending stocks down

MarketsFarm — Updated supply/demand estimates released Friday by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada include only minor revisions from the previous report, taking into account revised acreage estimates Statistics Canada released at the end of June. Canola ending stocks for the current marketing year were lowered by 100,000 tonnes, to 2.5 million tonnes. Meanwhile, projected 2020-21 canola […] Read more


CBOT July 2020 soybeans with Bollinger (20,2) bands. (Barchart)

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

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Tighter canola stocks, more wheat in updated ag department tables

MarketsFarm — Updated supply/demand tables released by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada on Wednesday include only minor adjustments to stocks and usage numbers, with slightly tighter canola ending stocks and a small increase in wheat supplies. Canola ending stocks for 2020-21 are forecast at 2.7 million tonnes in the updated tables. That would be down from […] Read more