U.S. grains: Soy futures rise as China offers tariff waivers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures rose for a fourth consecutive session on Friday as China said it would waive import tariffs for some U.S. farm products, renewing optimism for a possible trade agreement between Washington and Beijing. Tariff waivers will be based on applications by individual companies for U.S. soybean and pork imports, […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soy futures follow rally in soymeal

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures rose on Thursday for the third straight day, led higher by strength in the soymeal market stemming from news that an Argentine soy crusher was experiencing financial stress, traders said. Corn futures ended lower after trading close to unchanged for much of the day, while wheat dropped on […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soy rises on trade hopes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures rose on Wednesday, buoyed by renewed optimism about a U.S.-China trade deal as well as some bargain buying, traders said. Corn futures were lower, giving up early gains on technical selling, while wheat futures firmed after two days of sharp declines. Investors were reassured by a Bloomberg report […] Read more

U.S. grains: Wheat futures drop sharply

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat futures sagged 1.8 per cent on Tuesday, the biggest percentage loss for the most-active contract in two months, on a round of profit-taking and technical selling, traders said. U.S. corn futures closed narrowly mixed, with nearby contracts weighed down by the drop in […] Read more

Trump, citing U.S. farmers, slaps metal tariffs on Brazil, Argentina

Reading Time: 3 minutes Washington/Rio de Janeiro | Reuters — U.S. President Donald Trump ambushed Brazil and Argentina on Monday, announcing tariffs on U.S. steel and aluminum imports from the two countries in a measure that shocked South American officials and left them scrambling for answers. In an early morning tweet, Trump said the tariffs, “effective immediately,” were necessary […] Read more


U.S. grains: Corn futures firm on technical buying

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures firmed on Monday, edging up to their highest in nearly a month on a round of technical buying despite signs of poor demand, traders said. Soybean futures fell, with traders waiting for concrete signs of progress in trade negotiations between the U.S. and China before buying into a […] Read more

Slowly but surely corn is getting harvested in Ontario.

Ontario winter wheat acres likely to hit one million

Soybean exports look to be increasing from Canada

Reading Time: 5 minutes As of Nov. 19, we estimate that Ontario farmers have harvested 93 per cent of soybeans and 50 to 60 per cent of corn. It’s hard to assess the corn progress given the recent weather. Ontario received 150 to 200 per cent of normal precipitation over the past 30 days. Many farmers are coming to […] Read more

U.S. grains: CBOT wheat surges to five-month high

Reading Time: 2 minutes Corrected, Nov. 30 — Chicago | Reuters — Chicago wheat futures exploded to a five-month high on Friday due to threats to global production and as fund scrambled to cover their short positions in the post-holiday market, traders said. The wheat rally gave support to Chicago corn futures, which hit a three-week high on the […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soy futures fall to two-month low

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures slid to a two-month low on Wednesday on technical selling and expectations that increased rains will benefit crops in rival shipper South America. Corn and wheat futures also fell as traders adjusted positions ahead of Thursday’s Thanksgiving holiday, when U.S. markets will close. The markets will reopen for […] Read more

CBOT weekly outlook: Soy, corn stuck waiting on trade news

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Soybean and corn futures at the Chicago Board of Trade remain in a holding pattern, waiting for concrete news on ongoing negotiations between the United States and China. Activity during the last week of November was slowing down as traders moved to the sidelines ahead of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, with attention expected […] Read more