SYDNEY, May 22 (Reuters) - U.S. new-crop corn rose on
Tuesday on bargain buying after the grain slid to an 11-month
low in the previous session when figures showing record planting
by U.S. farmers weighed on prices.
* Chicago Board Of Trade December corn, the most
actively traded contract, rose 0.24 percent to $5.21-1/2 a
bushel. Corn fell to an 11-month low on Monday of $5.12 a bushel
before recovering to close little changed.
* July corn was little changed at $6.39-3/4 a bushel,
having fallen 1.5 percent in the previous session.
* July soybeans fell 0.3 percent to $14.73-3/4 a
bushel, having firmed 0.9 percent on Monday.
* July wheat was little changed at $6.80-1/4 a bushel,
having closed down 0.7 percent on Monday.
* Corn was under pressure after U.S. farmers took advantage
of better weather to ramp up the pace of planting, seeding a
record 41.8 million acres in a single week.
* U.S. corn sowing was 71 percent complete as of Sunday, up
from 28 percent a week earlier, the U.S. Department of
Agriculture said in a weekly report on Monday afternoon.
* The planting progress topped exceeded analyst estimates in
a Reuters survey that went from 59 to 70 percent.
* Old-crop July soybeans underpinned by tight stocks,
despite easing in cash markets following the surge in new crop
* Soybean spot basis bids fell sharply for the third
straight session around the U.S. Midwest on Tuesday, with bids
for the oilseed declining the most since last year's harvest as
both farmers and commercial elevators increased old-crop sales,
* Soybean planting progress rose to 24 percent, from 6
percent a week earlier, the USDA said.
* Grains powerhouse Argentina aims to improve its soy and
corn output by adopting a law securing the rights of seed
companies to protect their genetic modification technology, a
government minister said on Tuesday.
* Tornadoes, high winds, rain and hail that cut a swath
across the midsection of the United States on Sunday and Monday
did only minimal harm to the winter wheat crop in top producers
Kansas and Oklahoma, agricultural experts said.
* The dollar edged down against the yen in early Asian trade
on Wednesday, moving away from last week's 4-1/2-year high
against the Japanese currency, after comments from two U.S.
Federal Reserve regional presidents suggested the central bank
will continue its bond-buying scheme.
* Crude prices fell on Tuesday, led lower by a sharp drop in
U.S. gasoline futures as traders bet the market would be well
supplied this summer, and as an industry report showed rising
fuel stockpiles in the world's largest oil consumer.
Bank of Japan announces monetary policy decision
0800 Euro zone Current account
1400 U.S. Existing home sales
1400 Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies
to U.S. congressional committee
1800 FOMC releases minutes of April 30-May 1 meeting
Grains prices at 0020 GMT
Contract Last Change Pct chg Two-day chg MA 30 RSI
CBOT wheat 680.25 -0.25 -0.04% -0.73% 704.13 35
CBOT corn 639.75 -0.25 -0.04% -1.50% 639.63 34
CBOT soy 1473.75 -4.50 -0.30% +0.63% 1392.74 56
CBOT rice $15.21 $0.03 +0.20% +0.23% $15.38 47
WTI crude $95.71 -$0.47 -0.49% -1.03% $93.12 54
Euro/dlr $1.293 $0.003 +0.20% +0.38%
USD/AUD 0.982 0.002 +0.17% +0.12%
Most active contracts
Wheat, corn and soy US cents/bushel. Rice: USD per hundredweight
RSI 14, exponential
(Reporting by Colin Packham; Editing by Richard Pullin)