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CBOT weekly outlook: Soybeans, corn watching trade talks

Movement in grain and oilseed futures at the Chicago Board of Trade remains highly dependent on developments in trade talks between the U.S. and China. China-U.S. trade negotiations have provided some sporadic support for the futures, but there have yet to be any concrete developments. While confirmation of an actual deal would change the outlook, […] Read more

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U.S. grains: Soy futures rise as trade fears ease

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures rose 1.5 per cent on Monday, bouncing back from their lowest in more than five weeks on a round of technical buying and signs that Chinese demand for export supplies was picking up, traders said. Wheat futures dropped, their fourth straight losing session, falling through […] Read more

As usual, all eyes are on U.S. President Donald Trump, who calls NAFTA the “worst trade deal ever made.” That view has been translated into explosive demands by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (centre) and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (far right).

Don’t write NAFTA’s obituary just yet

‘Absurd’ demands have heightened fears that President Trump aims to kill the trade pact, but experts say that’s premature

Reading Time: 4 minutes Stay calm and keep negotiating’ seems to be the mantra of Canadian farm groups even as a growing number of experts warn NAFTA may be doomed. U.S. negotiators dropped a series of bombshells in the fourth round of talks on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement — demands that Canada and Mexico had said […] Read more