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U.S. grains: Soy futures follow rally in soymeal

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures rose on Thursday for the third straight day, led higher by strength in the soymeal market stemming from news that an Argentine soy crusher was experiencing financial stress, traders said. Corn futures ended lower after trading close to unchanged for much of the day, while wheat dropped on […] Read more


Trade’s crop estimates vary ahead of StatsCan report

MarketsFarm — Barley and canola production expectations vary ahead of Statistics Canada’s production of principal field crops report, due out Friday. In September, the federal agency estimated Canada’s barley production to total just less than 10 million tonnes, two million higher than the final count for the 2018-19 growing year. However, some trade estimates are […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soy rises on trade hopes

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures rose on Wednesday, buoyed by renewed optimism about a U.S.-China trade deal as well as some bargain buying, traders said. Corn futures were lower, giving up early gains on technical selling, while wheat futures firmed after two days of sharp declines. Investors were reassured by a Bloomberg report […] Read more






Prairie cash wheat: Soft Minneapolis futures weigh on bids

MarketsFarm — Wheat bids in Western Canada were lower during the week ended Thursday, pressured by losses in U.S. futures. Hard red spring prices saw the largest drop, as Minneapolis futures trended lower despite adverse weather conditions across the U.S. Plains that helped underpin Chicago and Kansas City winter wheats. Average Canada Western Red Spring […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soybeans slide, nearing support at US$9

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures fell to their lowest in almost two months on Thursday as uncertainty about progress in U.S.-China trade talks overshadowed support from stronger-than-expected weekly U.S. export sales, analysts said. Wheat futures also declined, backing down from a two-week high, but corn futures rose on signs of improving export and […] Read more