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CBOT weekly outlook: Large corn, soybean crops expected

MarketsFarm – The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) continues to watch growing conditions in key regions of the United States, as record yields are expected for corn crops. “Corn is pretty much made,” said Terry Reilly of Futures International in Chicago, Ill. “Conditions have improved significantly, and nobody sees any major problems.” Trade participants expect



The worst may be behind us, ethanol industry says

The biofuels sector is inching back from collapse after COVID kept roads empty

Reuters – The U.S. industry is showing some signs of recovery as governments ease stay-at-home orders that depressed fuel demand, while federal aid could be on the horizon for U.S. producers, industry officials said. Fuel demand collapsed by about a third with the spread of the novel coronavirus this spring, and U.S. ethanol production capacity

U.S. grains: Wheat declines as USDA estimates record global stocks

Corn gains on ethanol estimates; soybean traders eye Chinese demand

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago wheat futures slid on Thursday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated global stocks were at a record high in its monthly supply and demand report, traders said. Soybean futures ended nearly unchanged as the USDA lowered export expectations, even after recent purchases from China supported prices. Corn advanced as

U.S. grains: Soybeans fall in technical correction

Corn strengthens on ethanol revival; wheat slips as harvest mounts

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago soybean futures closed lower on Monday on technical selling, after reaching a two-month high, following a week of strong export sales. Corn gained as higher oil prices boosted hopes for ethanol demand and concerns loomed over mounting dryness in parts of the Midwest. Wheat slipped as harvests in Texas and


U.S. grains: Corn, wheat up as weather, currency spark short-covering

Hong Kong row tempers hopes of China demand for U.S. soy

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures jumped on Thursday to a five-week high as a weaker dollar, forecasts for hotter, drier weather in the Midwest corn belt and a further rebound in ethanol production triggered bargain buying and short-covering by managed funds. Wheat futures also rallied on expanding dryness across the Plains wheat belt

CBOT weekly outlook: Ag commodities steady

Slack demand for biofuel has dragged on corn

MarketsFarm — Crop commodity values on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) have largely stabilized as COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed in several U.S. states. “We’ve been playing this virus for a few months now,” said Scott Capinegro of Barrington Commodities in Barrington, Ill. COVID-19-related lockdown measures decimated demand for ethanol, which put considerable pressure on

U.S. grains: Wheat rallies on Black Sea dryness

Corn eases after three days' gains, soybeans climb

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago wheat futures gained on Wednesday as dryness in Russia and a weak crop outlook on the U.S. Plains lifted the market. Soybeans lifted as the Brazilian currency gained against the U.S. dollar, renewing hopes of buying by China, while corn was flat as demand gains in ethanol and animal feed



Nutrien cuts 2020 forecast as corn demand, potash prices hit

Reuters — Fertilizer maker Nutrien said Wednesday it has seen limited impact from the COVID-19 outbreak, but cut its annual forecast as oil downturn hit corn demand and potash prices are hard-pressed outside North America. Biofuel producers have been hit by plummeting demand for gasoline and jet fuel after severe global travel restrictions were imposed