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CBOT May 2020 corn (candlesticks) and NYMEX May 2020 WTI crude oil (blue line). (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Corn sinks to lowest since 2009 as crude oil turns negative

Russian export curbs support CBOT wheat

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade corn futures sagged 2.6 per cent to its lowest since September 2019, with a plunging crude oil market slashing demand for ethanol, traders said. Soybean futures also were lower, hitting a one-month low on pressure from cratering demand for energy amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Anything that had

Bulk wheat being loaded on a ship in a Russian port. (YGrek/iStock/Getty Images)

Russia will suspend grain exports for six weeks if quota runs out mid-May

Several supplies to Egypt might be affected, traders say

Moscow | Reuters — Russia, the world’s biggest wheat exporter, will suspend grain exports until July 1 once its export quota is exhausted, which is currently expected to happen in mid-May, its deputy agriculture minister Oksana Lut said on Friday. Russia last fully banned wheat exports in 2010 when drought hit its harvest, rocking global










World crop briefs: Black Sea’s oilseed yields seen larger

CNS Canada — The Black Sea region’s oilseed crop for 2018-19 is estimated 160,000 tonnes higher, at 43.36 million tonnes, according to the latest estimates by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In its October estimates, USDA estimated Ukraine rapeseed production would come in at 100,000 tonnes more than previous estimates to 2.7 million tonnes. Turkey’s

Editorial: Self-reflection

As the debate over the fate of the Canadian Wheat Board was coming to a head a few years back, one of the key points repeatedly raised was how Canada’s quality assurance system gave it a leg up. Having a centralized sales desk meant there was an entity with a rational reason for maintaining and