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Canada boosts 2019-20 wheat production estimate

MarketsFarm — Canadian wheat production in 2019-20 is forecast to come in at 500,000 tonnes above an earlier forecast, according to updated supply/demand tables released Wednesday from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Wheat ending stocks were also raised in the report, while adjustments to the canola tables led a slight reduction to the still record-large carryout […] Read more

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CBOT weekly outlook: World wheat output seen lower than expected

MarketsFarm — Parts of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest world agriculture supply and demand estimates (WASDE) have “caught the trade off guard,” according to one trader. In its report, released Thursday, USDA significantly cut production volumes in Canada, Australia, Russia and Ukraine. In total, global wheat production was down 9.4 million tonnes, and stocks […] Read more

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U.S. grains: Wheat drops most since August after USDA acreage surprise

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago wheat futures tumbled nearly three per cent on Friday, notching their biggest daily decline since August, after the U.S. Department of Agriculture showed larger-than-expected U.S. winter wheat plantings. Corn futures fell to life-of-contract lows, while soybeans turned higher in a recovery from four-month lows in the wake of the midday […] Read more

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USDA raises corn harvest view

Washington | Reuters — The U.S. Agriculture Department on Friday boosted its estimate of domestic corn production due to a record yield that stemmed from bumper harvests in major growing states such as Illinois as well as some of the smaller production areas. USDA also trimmed its view of soybean production, although the 2017 crop […] Read more

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U.S. grains: Wheat hits contract lows

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures eased to contract lows on Friday, capping a week of five straight days of declines that saw the market shed 4.6 per cent of its value. Soybean futures also were weaker while corn edged higher on a mild short-covering bounce. A forecast for bigger-than-expected wheat production in Canada […] Read more