CBOT November 2021 soybeans (candlesticks) with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages (yellow, green and black lines). (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Soy, wheat, corn consolidate after earlier gains

Wheat ends week nearly three per cent higher

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago soybeans, corn and wheat eased on Friday as the markets consolidated after earlier gains, pressured by a continuing U.S. harvest and limited exports at hurricane-damaged U.S. Gulf export terminals. The most-active soybean futures on the Chicago Board of Trade fell 12 cents to $12.84 a bushel, ending the week down […] Read more

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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […] Read more


CBOT November 2021 soybeans (candlesticks) with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages (yellow, green and black lines). (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Soybeans ease as large crops loom

Wheat drops on easing supply worries

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago soybeans ended lower on Monday, pressured as farmers begin harvesting what is expected to be a near-record crop, though stronger-than-expected weekly export sales mitigated losses. Corn also saw harvest pressure, while wheat dropped on easing concerns about global supplies. Chicago Board of Trade most-active soybeans lost 1-3/4 cents to end […] Read more

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USDA’s September supply/demand data contain few surprises

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — There was few, if any, surprises to be found for grain traders in the latest supply and demand report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The September world agriculture supply and demand estimates (WASDE) was pretty much stand-pat in terms of U.S. corn and soybeans, according to trader Andrew Mages of Progressive […] Read more


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Feed weekly outlook: Incoming corn pressures barley, wheat

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Pressure from forthcoming corn imports from the U.S. have been driving down feed prices for barley and wheat in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, according to Evan Peterson, trader with JGL Commodities in Saskatoon. Meanwhile, prices in Alberta held steady. “We’re seeing some decent coverage right now on the feeder side. We’re waiting for the […] Read more

ICE November 2021 canola (candlesticks) with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages (yellow, green and black lines). (Barchart)

ICE weekly outlook: Canola market awaits harvests, USDA

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Canola contracts on the ICE Futures platform drifted lower during the week ended Wednesday, although the market remains stuck in a sideways trading pattern overall as participants try to get a better handle on the size of this year’s crop. An upcoming supply/demand report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture also has the […] Read more

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CBOT weekly outlook: ‘Tricky’ USDA report due Friday

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — With the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) set to issue its monthly supply and demand estimates (WASDE) on Friday, a broker said it will be a “tricky report.” That’s because of the impact Hurricane Ida had on the U.S. transportation system, according to Scott Capinegro of Barrington Commodities at Barrington, Ill. In particular, […] Read more


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

U.S. grains: Wheat futures fall, soybeans rise, corn flat

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures fell on Wednesday, dragged lower by a firmer dollar that threatened to make U.S. supplies less competitive on the export market, traders said. Corn futures steadied after sinking to their lowest in two months early in the day, with bearish harvest expectations limiting any rally attempts. “Corn recovered […] Read more

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

U.S. grains: Corn, soy, wheat slide on stronger U.S. dollar, export concerns

Market awaits USDA crop forecasts ahead of corn, soy harvests

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago corn, soybean and wheat futures slipped Tuesday as a stronger dollar, export concerns and early U.S. harvest activity weighed on the complex ahead of the U.S. Agriculture Department’s monthly supply and demand report, due out Friday. Analysts anticipate USDA’s Sept. 10 outlook to increase estimates of U.S. corn and soybean […] Read more