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

U.S. grains: Weather risk adds premium to corn, soy, wheat

Brazil drought set to cut corn crop, hamper river logistics

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago corn, soybean and wheat futures gained on Friday as hot, dry conditions in parts of the U.S. Midwest threatened yield potential at a time of tight global supply. The most-active corn contract on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) ended 20-3/4 cents higher at $6.82-3/4 per bushel, gaining four per

CBOT July 2021 corn (candlesticks) with 20-day moving average (yellow line) and CBOT July 2021 wheat (orange line). (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Corn up off one-month low

Wheat and soy drift lower

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures recovered slightly on Wednesday from a steep selloff a day earlier as bargain buying and technical buying lifted prices from one-month lows, although gains were limited by favourable crop weather across the U.S. Midwest. Soybeans were mostly lower, extending prior-session losses on good crop weather, while wheat fell


File photo of a steak sandwich with chimichurri sauce at a street food market in Buenos Aires. (Aleksandr_Vorobev/iStock/Getty Images)

Tensions build over Argentina’s beef export ban

Rural associations pledge pause in livestock trading

Buenos Aires | Reuters — Argentine farm groups will halt trading of livestock in protest against a 30-day government ban on beef exports aimed at bringing down domestic prices, the country’s main producer groups said in a joint statement Tuesday. The South American country’s centre-left Peronist government unveiled the ’emergency measure’ to tamp down high

CME June 2021 lean hogs (candlesticks) with 20-day moving average (pink line) and June 2021 live cattle (red high/low/close). (Barchart)

U.S. livestock: Hog futures rally on technical bounce

June live cattle up, August feeders down

Chicago | Reuters — Lean hog futures rallied on Tuesday, rising 1.8 per cent on a technical bounce after three straight days of declines pushed prices to their lowest since April 30, traders said. Concerns about a tightening of supplies during grilling season added support. “We are still watching weekly hog slaughter rates,” said Rich

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

U.S. grains: Corn nears eight-year high on tight supplies

Wheat, soybeans at 2013 peak

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago corn futures climbed on Monday to their highest since June 2013 as concerns about South American supplies buoyed the market. Strength in corn pulled wheat and soybeans to eight-year highs. Chicago Board of Trade most-active July corn ended limit up at $6.57-1/2 per bushel (all figures US$). July soybeans gained


Argentina suspends 15 beef exporters for evading state controls

Argentina has suspended 15 meat exporters for dodging industry regulations, derailing at least 40 tonnes of shipments from one of the world’s best-known beef producers. The country’s Agriculture Ministry said in a statement it had uncovered several meat-export operations that had undercut competitors and evaded taxes by failing to properly register their businesses with the

CBOT May 2021 soybeans (candlesticks) with 20- and 50-day moving averages and CBOT May 2021 soyoil (black line). (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Soyoil leads soybean complex higher

Wheat follows corn, soy higher

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago soybean futures climbed on Tuesday, led by rising soybean oil as global edible oil supplies tighten. Corn futures also moved higher, as traders weighed Brazil’s late-planted second crop against beneficial rains in Argentina. Wheat followed the markets higher, despite much-needed rainfall across the U.S. Plains production belt. The most-active soybean

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

U.S. grains: Corn steps back after export-led rally

Wheat nears three-month low on better U.S. weather; soyoil pulls soybeans higher

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago corn futures dipped on Monday as improving South American crop weather added pressure to prices after export sales on Friday rallied the market. Soybeans were lifted by rallying soyoil futures, while wheat closed barely higher as favourable planting weather in the U.S. Great Plains and the Black Sea region limited



Argentine farm heartland set for more high temperatures, limited rain

Reuters – Argentina’s central farming region is suffering through high temperatures and little rain, the Buenos Aires grains exchange said ahead of an anticipated cut to its estimates of soybean and corn harvest due to drought. The agricultural heartland of the South American country has suffered a drought for months. Although early-year rains brought partial