U.S. grains: Soybeans hit fresh four-year peak on tightening supplies

Soyoil helps lift soybeans amid tight world veg oil supplies; good exports boost corn

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures rose to a new four-year peak Wednesday, led by sharply higher soyoil and as robust demand for beans from exporters and domestic processors fueled worries about tightening supplies of the oilseed. Corn and wheat followed soybeans higher, with strong export demand giving corn an additional lift. Grains remain […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans rise to four-year peak

Corn up on export hopes, eye on South American dryness

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures scaled a four-year high on Tuesday as soaring demand from domestic users and exporters stoked concerns that already-thin supplies are likely to tighten further. Corn futures climbed for a third straight session on strong demand and smaller global supplies, while wheat dipped after two days of gains. “Soybeans […] Read more

Emerging corn plants in Ontario.

Neonic ban decision expected in six months

Health Canada said it now has further information to consider in making its decision

Reading Time: 2 minutes Glacier FarmMedia — Health Canada is expected to make a decision on neonicotinoid insecticides in about six months. Federal scientists have studied neonics and their potential impact on aquatic insects for years. The final judgment was scheduled for this autumn, but now won’t happen until the spring. “Due to the vast amount of new information […] Read more

Tighter global stocks should increase Canadian soy exports

A larger Ontario corn crop is making prices competitive

Reading Time: 7 minutes At the time of writing, Ontario farmers had mostly wrapped up the corn and soybean harvests. Final yield reports confirm earlier production estimates. There were no major quality or disease issues and that will enhance export demand. Farmers have finished planting winter wheat and conditions are favourable given the recent precipitation. Ontario corn and soybean […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans firm on export demand, record crush

Rising energy, equities markets give grains additional lift

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures rose for a second straight session on Monday, holding near a more than four-year high hit last week, on strong demand from top buyer China and data showing the U.S. soy crush pace hit an all-time high last month. The strong demand stoked worries about thinning supplies of […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soybeans up again on export demand, supply concerns

Markets recover after setback on Thursday

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. grain futures rose on Friday as soybeans traded near a 4-1/2-year high reached earlier this week on strong export demand and tightening domestic inventories. The soybean market appeared to be well supported at current prices, after the U.S. Department of Agriculture ignited a rally with a report on Tuesday that […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybean futures retreat off 4-1/2 year high

Technical selling adds pressure on corn futures, analyst says

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures pulled back on Thursday, a session after they hit their highest level in about 4-1/2 years, and corn futures retreated from their highest in more than a year. The markets took a breather after rallying on a U.S. Department of Agriculture crop report, issued Tuesday, […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soy futures hit highest in over four years

U.S. soy stocks enter 'danger zone,' Rabobank says

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures on Wednesday hit new four-year highs for the third consecutive day, while corn futures retreated after topping a one-year high on strong export demand and tighter supply estimates. Soybeans extended a rally after the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday issued a monthly crop report that said corn […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soybean futures surge again to new four-year high

USDA cuts corn, soybean yield estimates

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures soared to a fresh four-year high on Tuesday and corn topped a one-year high after the U.S. Department of Agriculture said stockpiles this marketing year will fall to their smallest in seven years. The forecasts, issued in a monthly crop report, reflected a decline in […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soy futures touch new four-year top

Pfizer update on COVID vaccine sends shares, oil higher

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures reached a new four-year high on Monday as the first successful data from a late-stage COVID-19 vaccine trial fueled hopes of the economy recovering quickly from the pandemic-driven crisis. Broad optimism about Pfizer’s vaccine trials added support to a soybean market already buoyed by strong Chinese demand and […] Read more