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U.S. grains: Soybeans set fresh high on supply worries, technical buying

Chicago wheat, corn also close higher

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures soared on Tuesday, climbing to fresh 6-1/2-year highs on a mix of fund-driven technical buying and worries about South American supplies, analysts said. Corn followed soybeans higher but stayed below psychological resistance at the $5 per bushel mark (all figures US$). Wheat rose about two per cent, setting […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soy rally extends into 2021

South America soybean supply fears continue; corn ends mixed

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures extended a rally to 6-1/2-year highs before trimming gains on Monday as dry crop weather and disruptions to exports in South America continued to unsettle investors at a time of brisk Chinese demand, analysts said. Wheat closed modestly higher, while corn ended mixed, as both commodities pared gains […] Read more



‘Genomic atlas’ a boon for wheat breeders

Reading Time: < 1 minute An international team of nearly 100 researchers led by the University of Saskatchewan has sequenced the genomes for 15 wheat varieties. “By having many complete gene assemblies available, we can now help solve the huge puzzle that is the massive wheat pan-genome and usher in a new era for wheat discovery and breeding,” said project […] Read more



U.S. grains: Soybeans touch 6-1/2 year high

Corn follows as traders eye South American crops

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures surged to their highest in 6-1/2 years on Friday as the rain outlook in key South American growing areas remained uncertain, threatening harvest prospects as global demand strengthens, traders said. Forecasts of low U.S. soybean inventories and strong demand from U.S. processors and importers like China have made […] Read more


U.S. grains: Corn, wheat, soybeans rally with exports in focus

CBOT March wheat passes US$6 mark

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade soybean and corn futures rose on Thursday, with soybeans soaring past the US$12 a bushel mark and hitting a fresh 4-1/2-year high after a strong weekly export report sparked a rally, traders said. The good demand for U.S. supplies highlighted concerns about potential harvest shortfalls in South […] Read more



U.S. grains: Profit-taking pressures soybeans

Corn futures firm, wheat weak

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures eased on Wednesday on a profit-taking setback after approaching 4-1/2-year highs, traders said. Corn futures ended firmer on technical buying, while wheat dipped. Concerns about dry conditions limiting crop potential in key corn- and soy-growing areas of South American underpinned the market, with strong demand weighing on global […] Read more

U.S. grains: Bullish crush data sparks rally in soybeans

CBOT corn, wheat futures firm

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures rallied on Tuesday, supported by a report showing processors were busier than expected during November, adding further pressure to a tight supply base, traders said. The strength in soybeans pulled corn higher, which closed in positive territory after trading lower for much of the session. Wheat futures also […] Read more