ICE weekly outlook: Choppy canola trade likely

MarketsFarm — The ICE Futures canola market tested major chart support during the week ended Wednesday, but could be due for some choppy activity and eventual strength over the next few weeks, depending on what happens with the weather and in U.S. corn and soybean markets. The canola crop looks good across much of Alberta […] Read more

U.S. grains: Wheat, soybeans slightly lower after midday rise

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago wheat and soybean futures settled slightly lower on Wednesday as forecasts for cooler weather lifted expectations for better crop conditions after this week’s hot spell, though corn edged higher. Markets had been falling since Monday’s U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) weekly crop progress report, which showed conditions for soy and […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn, soy slip on rains, crop ratings

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. grain and soybean futures extended losses on Tuesday as crops in the U.S. Midwest were poised to benefit from rains, traders said. Technical selling and better-than-expected U.S. Department of Agriculture crop condition ratings added pressure on prices. Showers in parts of the Midwest and Mississippi Delta temporarily eased concerns about […] Read more

Funds remain short canola and soybeans

MarketsFarm — Fund traders continue to hold onto a large net short position in the canola market, according to the latest commitment of traders (CoT) report from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The net managed money short position came in Tuesday at 57,512,an increase of roughly 5,000 contracts from the previous week. Open […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn pulls back from five-year high

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade grain futures settled down on Monday after corn touched a five-year high and soybeans reached a one-year peak, as forecasts for rain in U.S. crop-growing areas eased concerns about hot, dry weather. A recent warm, dry spell had fueled worries that corn could be damaged during crucial […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn tops three-week high on heat wave

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures exceeded a three-week high on Friday and soybeans advanced as forecasts for a heat wave fuelled concerns about potential damage to crops growing in farmers’ fields. Traders focused on worries about hot, dry conditions after heavy rains and flooding caused unprecedented delays in corn planting this spring. The […] Read more

U.S. grains: Wheat hits one-week top after USDA report

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures climbed to their highest in more than a week after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) lowered its forecast of global wheat production in a monthly supply and demand report on Thursday. Corn and soybeans followed the firm trend in wheat. Chicago Board of Trade September wheat settled […] Read more