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

U.S. grains: Soybean futures rise on energy market strength

Corn, wheat futures fall

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures rose 1.3 per cent on Tuesday as a rally in the energy market boosted demand for soy-based biofuels, traders said. Wheat futures were down on profit-taking after three straight days of gains pushed the market to its highest since mid-August. The wheat weakness dragged corn lower. Soybeans were […] Read more

CBOT November 2021 soybeans (candlesticks) with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages (yellow, green and black lines). (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Soybean futures extend losing streak

CBOT wheat firm, corn weak

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures fell for the third session in a row on Monday, sinking to their lowest in 9-1/2 months on continued pressure from a government report that showed domestic supplies were bigger than expected. Wheat firmed to its highest since mid-August on technical buying. Corn futures ended slightly lower after […] Read more


CBOT December 2021 wheat (candlesticks) with 20-day moving average (yellow line) and MGEX December 2021 spring wheat (dark green line, left column). (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Wheat extends climb on tight U.S. supply

CBOT soy down; corn and oats up

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures hit a six-week high on Friday, rallying for a second day in a row on smaller-than-expected stocks and production figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Corn futures followed wheat higher while soybeans fell to multi-month lows after USDA on Thursday reported larger-than-expected U.S. soy inventories. Chicago Board […] Read more



CBOT December 2021 wheat (candlesticks) with Bollinger bands (20,2). (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Wheat futures surge as supplies drop to 14-year low

CBOT soybean futures hit lowest since Dec. 29

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago wheat futures surged on Thursday, after the federal government reported that U.S. supplies of wheat have fallen to their lowest level since 2007 — and that the wheat harvest is the smallest seen in 19 years. At the same time, the country ended the Sept. 1 crop year with slightly […] Read more

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U.S. spring wheat crop down sharply in 2021

MarketsFarm — Spring wheat production in the United States was down sharply in 2021, according to the latest annual small grains report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Total spring wheat production was pegged at 9.01 million tonnes by the government agency, down 44 per cent from the 15.99 million tonnes grown the previous year. […] Read more


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

U.S. grains: Corn, soybeans, wheat move higher

New USDA stocks data due out Thursday

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures rose on Wednesday, rebounding from declines a day earlier, as traders adjusted positions ahead of a key quarterly stocks report from the U.S. government, analysts said. Soybeans and wheat futures also advanced, with all three commodities bucking pressure from a sharply higher U.S. dollar. Chicago Board of Trade […] Read more

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Grains council tweaks numbers in latest supply and demand data

MarketsFarm — The International Grains Council (IGC) released its monthly supply and demand report Thursday, projecting a six million-tonne increase in total global grain production at 2.289 billion tonnes in 2021-22. That change consisted of a seven million-tonne increase in global corn production, offset by a one million-tonne decrease in world wheat output. Soybean production […] Read more



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Interview: Counting crops in advance

Reviewing the latest from StatsCan and USDA

Statistics Canada on Tuesday released new model-based estimates for the country’s principal field crops, projecting “substantial” yield declines for most of the major crops grown in Canada, due mainly to drought conditions across much of Western Canada during much of the growing season. The previous Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its latest world […] Read more