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Pulse weekly outlook: Lentil values mainly steady

'There’s no fire in the lentil belly, that’s for sure'

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — There hasn’t been much change in lentil prices over the last week and at least one marketer expects there likely won’t be any when it comes to the amount of lentils that Canadian farmers plant in 2021. “[Lentil prices] are just softer than what they were. There’s no fire in the lentil belly, […] Read more

CBOT May 2021 corn with Bollinger (20,2) bands. (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Corn falls one per cent, soy drifts lower

May wheat ends up off nine-week low

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures fell about one per cent on Monday on position squaring ahead of crop reports due this week from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) along with forecasts for generally favourable planting weather in the Midwest, analysts said. Soybean futures also declined while wheat closed higher, rallying on bargain […] Read more

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CBOT weekly outlook: Markets move ahead of USDA report

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) market participants are awaiting next week’s prospective plantings report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), due out March 31. Ahead of the report, average trade estimates predict 93 million acres of corn, 90 million acres of soybeans and 46 million acres of wheat will be planted in […] Read more

CBOT May 2021 corn with Bollinger (20,2) bands. (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Corn steps back after export-led rally

Wheat nears three-month low on better U.S. weather; soyoil pulls soybeans higher

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago corn futures dipped on Monday as improving South American crop weather added pressure to prices after export sales on Friday rallied the market. Soybeans were lifted by rallying soyoil futures, while wheat closed barely higher as favourable planting weather in the U.S. Great Plains and the Black Sea region limited […] Read more

CBOT May 2021 soybeans with 20- and 40-day moving averages. (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Soybeans jump on inclement South American weather

Weekly U.S. corn export sales miss expectations

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures settled higher on Thursday as adverse weather across South America fueled concerns about a short-term supply crunch. The market briefly turned lower late in the trading session amid gains in the U.S. dollar that make U.S. farm goods less attractive to importers, traders said (all figures US$). Prices […] Read more


CBOT May 2021 soybeans with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages. (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Soy, corn up on unfavourable South American weather

USDA lowers ratings for Kansas, Texas wheat crops

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. grain and soybean futures rose on Tuesday in a turnaround from losses the previous session, as concerns increased about unfavorable weather in crop-growing regions of South America. Traders are watching the effects of heat and dryness in Argentina and rains in Brazil amid worries about potential yield losses. The countries […] Read more


CBOT March 2021 soybeans with Bollinger (20,2) bands. (Barchart)

CBOT weekly outlook: Corn, soybeans may see seasonal slowdown

However, more upside remains possible

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Corn and soybean futures at the Chicago Board of Trade, now trading at their highest levels in years, could come under some pressure over the next month, although the longer-range outlook remains strong, according to a broker. Crop insurance levels in the U.S. are based in part off of new-crop futures prices during […] Read more


CBOT December 2020 corn with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages. (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Corn futures fall after hitting 14-month high

Rains expected to benefit wheat crops; traders watch China to buy more U.S. corn, soy

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade corn futures ended lower on Tuesday after reaching their highest prices in more than a year on strong U.S. export demand. Soybean futures backpedaled after hitting their highest price since July 2016 on Monday. Wheat also slumped. Profit-taking weighed on corn after prices initially rose on a […] Read more

MGEX December 2020 wheat (candlesticks) compared against CBOT December 2020 wheat (orange line). (Barchart)

CBOT weekly outlook: Export demand supports wheat, soy

Lower U.S. dollar also supportive

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Strong global demand, paired with concerns of dry growing conditions in key regions, has spurred U.S. wheat prices higher. “Some countries are getting nervous with the persistent dryness in several regions, which could reduce the supply of quality global wheat,” said Terry Reilly of Futures International in Chicago. Dry growing conditions in Ukraine, […] Read more