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

U.S. grains: Corn, soybean futures fall

Chicago wheat futures firm

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade corn and soybean futures fell on Wednesday on seasonal harvest pressure and forecasts that should allow U.S. farmers to continue to make good progress with the cutting of their crops, traders said. “Harvest should continue to expand with weather allowing for quick progress with yields holding up

Russia says it agrees on terms for supply of its beef to China

Russia and China have agreed on supply terms for Russian beef which could help simplify trade between the two countries, the Russian agriculture safety watchdog said Sept. 21. Brazil, the world’s largest beef exporter, suspended beef exports to its No. 1 customer China after confirming two cases of “atypical” mad cow disease in two separate


Russia to plant less winter wheat for 2022 crop

Russian farmers are expected to sow less winter wheat this autumn than record levels seen a year ago due to unfavourable weather conditions, a switch to oilseeds in some regions and concerns about the country’s grain export tax, analysts said. Russia is the world’s largest wheat exporter to Africa, the Middle East and other regions.

CBOT December 2021 wheat (candlesticks) with Bollinger bands (20,2). (Barchart)

U.S. grains: CBOT wheat up after mixed trade

Traders eye U.S. corn harvest results

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures ended higher on Thursday after struggling for direction as traders assessed reduced harvest prospects in major exporting countries. Corn and soybean futures were little changed after topping two-week highs. Traders focused on global supply risks for wheat as Strategie Grains sharply lowered its projection for

An employee loads wheat near a grain store in the settlement of Raduga in Stavropol Region, Russia June 30, 2021.

Putin’s drive to tame food prices threatens grain sector

The move to address domestic concerns could make a key competitor less competitive

During a televised session with ordinary Russians in late June, a woman pressed President Vladimir Putin on high food prices. Valentina Sleptsova challenged the president on why bananas from Ecuador are now cheaper in Russia than domestically produced carrots and asked how her mother can survive on a “subsistence wage” with the cost of staples



Grain storage at a Russian seaport. (Pridannikov/iStock/Getty Images)

Tax, competition expected to prolong Russian wheat export season

Tax complicates forward sales for exporters

Moscow | Reuters — Exports of Russian wheat will stretch well into the second half of the season as Moscow’s export tax and tough competition with Ukraine and Romania slow sales until the end of 2021, traders and analysts said. Russia, the world’s largest exporter of wheat, generally sells most of its crop during the

File photo of wheat being loaded onto a bulk vessel at port in Russia. (YGrek/iStock/Getty Images)

Russia’s agriculture ministry pauses grain harvesting data

Moscow | Reuters — Russia’s agriculture ministry has paused its daily publication of grain harvesting data while it refines the reporting format used by the country’s growing regions, the ministry said Wednesday. Russia is the world’s largest wheat exporter, supplying it mainly to Africa and the Middle East. It competes with the European Union and


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

U.S. grains: Wheat ends mixed, near 8-1/2-year high

Pro Farmer corn, soy tour begins in U.S.

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures took a breather on Monday after setting 8-1/2-year highs last week on concerns about tightening supplies in exporting countries hit by harsh weather. Russian agriculture consultancy Sovecon trimmed its forecast for Russia’s crop by 0.3 per cent from last week in the latest estimated reduction

Russian bread makers plan to raise prices due to higher costs

Russian bread makers plan to raise prices due to higher costs

Several Russian bread producers have told retail chains they plan to raise prices by seven to 12 per cent from August due to higher production costs and the limited effect of state support, the Kommersant daily reported July 19. Russia, one of the world’s largest wheat exporters, has introduced a series of grain export curbs