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Corn seedlings on June 1, 2020. (Farmtario photo by John Greig)

U.S. grains: Corn, soy futures hit multi-year highs on supply fears

Dryness in Brazil fuels supply fears

Chicago | Reuters — Concerns that global crop supplies will remain lean pushed Chicago Board of Trade corn futures to their highest price since March 2013 on Friday, while soybean futures reached their highest since October 2012. The markets surged before the weekend as traders braced for the potential of further rallies driven by tightening […] Read more

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CBOT weekly outlook: Look for May USDA report to be bullish

New WASDE will include first projections for 2021-22

MarketsFarm — With the next supply and demand estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) a week away, broker Ryan Ettner provided his outlook on the report. “[Soybean] exports have been good enough to meet the USDA’s expectations,” but maybe not enough to adjust any of their numbers, said Ettner, a broker for Allendale […] Read more


CBOT July 2021 corn (candlesticks) with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages (yellow, orange and dark green lines). (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Corn nears eight-year high on tight supplies

Wheat, soybeans at 2013 peak

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago corn futures climbed on Monday to their highest since June 2013 as concerns about South American supplies buoyed the market. Strength in corn pulled wheat and soybeans to eight-year highs. Chicago Board of Trade most-active July corn ended limit up at $6.57-1/2 per bushel (all figures US$). July soybeans gained […] Read more

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CBOT weekly outlook: Tight old-crop supplies keep soy, corn strong

MarketsFarm — Soybean and corn futures at the Chicago Board of Trade posted solid gains during the week ended Wednesday, with the widening inverted spread between old-crop contracts and new-crop months a feature. “Commercials are buying any dips they can,” Sean Lusk of Walsh Trading said of the market. With the nearby months trading at […] Read more


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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 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages. (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Corn eases after WASDE report

Wheat futures firm on tight stocks; soybeans fall on South American production

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago corn ended lower on Friday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture assessed global supply and demand within analyst estimates. Wheat strengthened as global supply shrank on Chinese feed consumption, while soybeans eased on larger stocks in South America. The most active corn contract on the Chicago Board of Trade ended […] 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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Japan increases demand for canola

MarketsFarm — Japan has continued to generate an increased demand for canola, according to Daisuke Sasatani, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) attaché in Tokyo. Sasatani said approximately 98 per cent of Japan’s canola imports are from Canada, while Australia supplies the remainder. The attaché estimated Japan’s canola imports in 2020-21 are to rise by […] Read more


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

U.S. grains: Soybean futures advance on supply concerns

Traders watch U.S. planting progress, crop weather

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures jumped on Monday on concerns about U.S. supplies dwindling due to strong export demand and smaller-than-expected plantings. The U.S. Department of Agriculture shocked traders last week by reporting that U.S. farmers plan to sow 87.6 million acres with soybeans this spring and 91.1 million acres […] Read more

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

U.S. grains: CBOT May corn retreats after 7-1/2-year high

Deferred corn contracts climb; May soy, wheat also down

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. nearby corn futures declined on Thursday on profit-taking after the benchmark contract climbed to its highest since 2013, bolstered by a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) report that projected smaller-than-expected plantings and rekindled worries over global grain supplies. Nearby soybean futures also fell on profit-taking, after a limit-up rally a […] Read more