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USDA pegs wheat ending stocks to be lowest since 2013-14

MarketsFarm — As the U.S. northern Plains continue to deal with severe drought conditions, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has significantly lowered its 2021-22 ending stocks estimates for wheat — especially durum and spring wheat. According to USDA’s monthly world agriculture supply and demand estimates (WASDE) released Monday, 2021-22 ending stocks for wheat are […] Read more

MGEX September 2021 wheat (candlesticks) with 20-day moving average (black line), CBOT and K.C. September 2021 wheats (green and yellow lines) and CBOT December 2021 corn (orange line). (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Wheat futures rally after U.S. slashes harvest estimates

Agency raises U.S. corn crop forecast from June

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures climbed on Monday on lower-than-expected production estimates for domestic crops damaged by searing weather and drought, analysts said. Corn and soybean futures also jumped. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, in a monthly report, slashed its harvest outlook for spring wheat other than durum by 41 per cent from […] Read more


CBOT December 2021 corn (candlesticks) with Bollinger bands (20,2) and September 2021 corn (yellow open/high/low/close). (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Rain pushes corn to 12 per cent weekly drop

Soybeans, wheat hesitant as dry northern U.S. still a concern

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago corn futures dipped on Friday, losing 12 per cent for the week as rain and moderate temperatures were expected to boost U.S. Midwest crops. Wheat followed lower, but was propped up by drier conditions across the northern U.S. Plains, while soybeans inched higher on long-term forecasts returning to hot, dry […] Read more

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

CBOT weekly outlook: Wet weather pressures markets ahead of USDA report

MarketsFarm — After hot and dry weather sent corn and soybean prices climbing higher in early June, much-needed rains brought bids down at the Chicago Board of Trade on Wednesday. Weather accounted for “90 per cent” of the pricing influence, according to Sean Lusk, vice-president of the commercial hedging division for Walsh Trading in Chicago. […] Read more


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

U.S. grains: Corn tumbles on long liquidation

CBOT soy, wheat modestly higher

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures fell for a third straight session on Friday, with the benchmark July contract hitting a two-week low on fund-driven long liquidation amid easing concerns about dwindling supplies, analysts said. Soybean and wheat futures closed higher. Chicago Board of Trade July corn futures settled down 31 cents at $6.43-3/4 […] Read more

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

U.S. grains: Corn limit-down on profit-taking, bearish USDA data

Chicago soybeans, wheat follow

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures fell more than five per cent on Thursday on profit-taking after recent multi-year highs and follow-through selling, a day after the U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast larger-than-expected domestic stocks, analysts said. Soybean and wheat futures fell sharply, also retreating from multi-year highs. “Today is all about a long […] Read more



CBOT July 2021 soybeans (candlesticks) with 20- and 100-day moving averages (light and dark green lines) and CBOT May 2021 soyoil (yellow high/low/close and left column). (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Soybeans reach highest since 2012 on supply woes

Corn, wheat down on WASDE report

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures set an 8-1/2-year high on Wednesday after a key U.S. government crop report projected that supplies of the oilseed would remain tight even after the 2021 U.S. harvest. Soaring CBOT soybean oil futures lent support, with the thinly traded May soyoil contract reaching 72.32 cents/lb., an all-time high […] Read more


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

U.S. grains: Corn, soy, wheat dip ahead of WASDE

Market eyes U.S. supply-demand reports for price direction

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago corn futures fell on Monday, pausing after rallying to eight-year highs last week, with traders focusing on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s upcoming world supply-demand (WASDE) report for new price direction. Wheat dipped, supported by beneficial rains across the U.S. Great Plains, while soybeans traded mixed on continued tight supplies. […] 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