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U.S. grains: Wheat falls as dollar bounces

Soy firms on export business

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures fell on Friday, pressured by a firmer dollar, which makes U.S. grains less competitive globally, and expectations of a busy harvest weekend in the breadbasket of the U.S. Plains, analysts said. Soybeans closed steady to higher and posted a weekly rise of about three per cent as export



U.S. grains: Wheat soars as export outlook brightens

CBOT soybeans near two-month top

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures hit their highest levels in nearly two months on Thursday and wheat futures rose more than two per cent as a weaker dollar bolstered export prospects for U.S. grains and oilseeds, analysts said. Corn futures followed the firm trend. Chicago Board of Trade July soybeans settled up 10-1/4

U.S. grains: Soybeans rise on improving exports

Wheat recovers from two-day slide, corn ends narrowly mixed

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago soybean futures climbed on Wednesday to a three-week high as fresh export demand from China, the world’s top importer, continued to support prices. Wheat prices bounced after a two-day slide, with a softer U.S. dollar lending support, while corn ended narrowly mixed. Chicago Board of Trade July soybeans settled up

U.S. grains: Soybeans up on China sales hopes

Wheat down on U.S. harvest; rains seen for Black Sea

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures hit a three-week high on Tuesday on confirmation of U.S. soy sales to top global importer China and signs of an improving export outlook, traders said. Wheat futures fell as the U.S. winter wheat harvest got rolling while corn ended modestly higher. Chicago Board of Trade July soybeans


Ukraine’s wheat sales close to reaching 2019-20 export quota limit

Ukraine’s wheat sales have reached 19.925 million tonnes as of May 22, leaving only 275,000 tonnes available for export over the rest of the season which runs until June 30, Economy Ministry data showed. The ministry said in response it would not increase the wheat export quota for the current season which is 20.2 million

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

Crop tour projects 2020 Kansas wheat crop at 284.4 mln bushels

Reuters – Crop scouts who conducted a three-day tour of hard red winter wheat fields in Kansas, the top U.S. wheat producer last year, estimated the state’s 2020 crop at 284.4 million bushels, organizers said in an online meeting May 21. The average yield from fields scouted on this week’s tour was 44.5 bushels per


Manitoba’s Agriculture Department reported seeding at about 42 per cent complete at the end of the second week of May, down from the three-year average of about 55 per cent.

Canola futures run up into resistance

Canola’s downturn likely followed declines in CBOT soybeans and soyoil

After grinding higher for most of the past month, the ICE Futures canola market ran into resistance and took back a large portion of those gains during the week ended May 22. The July contract traded just below resistance around the 100-day moving average, near $475 per tonne, for a number of days before finally

U.S. grains: Soybeans firm on slowed planting progress

Wheat rangebound as Northern Hemisphere weather watched

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures firmed on Wednesday as a slowdown in plantings in the Midwest and forecasts for more disruptive weather lifted prices to two-week highs, although technical selling kept a lid on gains. Corn also edged higher after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported slower-than-anticipated planting in a weekly crop