U.S. grains: Wheat soars as Russia eyes export curbs

Tightening supplies underpin corn, soybeans

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures surged on Friday on concerns about thinning global supplies after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) slashed its grain stocks outlook and as top supplier Russia pondered export curbs. Corn and soy futures also rose as tightening supplies, particularly of soybeans, and lingering concerns about South American crops […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn, soy retreat as USDA’s supply cuts disappoint

Renewed talk of Russian export curbs supports wheat

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn and soybean futures turned lower on Thursday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) trimmed its soybean supply outlook by less than expected and left its corn stocks view unchanged in an monthly report. Wheat futures pulled back from early highs on spillover pressure from retreating corn and soybeans, […] Read more

CBOT weekly outlook: Some surprises in USDA’s WASDE

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has thrown a few curveballs in an otherwise mundane supply-and-demand report issued Thursday, according to broker Ryan Ettner of Allendale Inc. at McHenry, Ill. Although USDA, in its December world agricultural supply and demand estimates (WASDE), lowered soybean ending stocks for the 2020-21 marketing year, the cut wasn’t […] Read more

U.S. grains: Futures rebound on short covering, pre-report positioning

Wheat bounces from two-month low

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean and grain futures firmed on Wednesday in a short-covering rebound from prior session losses and as investors took positions ahead of a monthly U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) supply and demand report on Thursday. Wheat, which hit a two-month low this week, posted the strongest advance, while improving crop […] Read more

U.S. grains: Wheat posts weekly dip as supply worries ease

Corn, soy futures also lower

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures fell more than one per cent on Friday and recorded a weekly loss as expectations for bumper wheat harvests in Australia and Canada tempered fears of tightening global supplies. Corn and soybean futures declined on forecasts for beneficial rains in northern and central Brazil, although worries about dry […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soybeans up one per cent as soyoil climbs

Corn up; wheat declines on global supply outlooks

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures rose about one per cent on Thursday, rallying on bargain buying after a two-week low set a day earlier and on uncertainty about South American crop prospects, traders said. Soybeans also drew support from strength in soybean oil futures, which advanced about two per cent on news of […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soy futures sag on improving Brazil weather

CBOT March wheat rallies

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures dipped to a 2-1/2 week low on Wednesday as forecasts for much-needed rains in portions of Brazil’s crop area prompted a round of long liquidation and profit-taking, traders said. Wheat futures rose, rebounding on bargain buying a day after the benchmark Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) March contract […] Read more

CBOT weekly outlook: Soy trade watching weather, export demand

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Soybean contracts on the Chicago Board of Trade tested contract highs around US$12 per bushel in overnight trade earlier in the week, but couldn’t maintain those levels due to a lack of support. A technical selloff put pressure on prices on Wednesday, with the nearby January contract closing down by nine cents at […] Read more


U.S. grains: Wheat slides on Russian export prospects

Soybean, corn futures also dip

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures fell more than three per cent on Monday on prospects that Russia, the world’s top supplier of the food grain, may raise its export quota, analysts said, along with long liquidation at the end of the month. Soybean and corn futures dipped as rains fell on parts of […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans firm as South American crops struggle

Corn, wheat futures also higher

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago soybean futures ended higher on Friday as continued dryness in South America threatened to stress the crop in Brazil and Argentina, while strong export demand strengthened corn and wheat. Chicago Board of Trade’s most-active soybean futures added 7-3/4 cents to $11.91-3/4 a bushel, ending the week up 10-3/4 cents for […] Read more