CHICAGO, Dec 18 (Reuters) – U.S. wheat futures sank to their
lowest in 1-1/2 years on Wednesday, their fifth straight day of
declines, on poor export demand for U.S. supplies, traders said.
Soybean and corn futures edged higher as traders squared
positions ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision on its
CHICAGO, Dec 9 (Reuters) – U.S. soybean futures rose 1.3
percent to a one-week high on Monday morning on strong end user
demand, traders said.
Corn futures were up slightly, supported by the gains in
soybeans, while wheat was steady to firm.
CHICAGO, Dec 2 (Reuters) – U.S. grain and soybean futures
fell on Monday, with corn hitting its lowest in more than three
years amid concern that China will limit imports of U.S.
agricultural commodities, traders said.
Soybeans led the declines, falling 1.1 percent. The market
faced additional pressure from profit taking after prices hit
their highest since Sept. 19 during overnight trading.
CHICAGO, Nov 11 (Reuters) – A drop in corn prices to a
three-year low this autumn has caused U.S. farmers to
contemplate boosting their wheat plantings, a shift that would
stem a decades-long trend toward corn.
Wheat futures have surged this autumn, hitting a 4-1/2 month
high as planting of the winter wheat crop kicked into high gear
in the U.S. Plains. Prices for corn fell just as wheat was
rallying, a rare divergence between the two markets that
typically move in the same direction.
CHICAGO, Nov 7 (Reuters) – U.S. corn and soybean futures
rose on Thursday, one day ahead of a key U.S. government report,
due to strength in the cash market as well as signs of firm
demand on the export market, traders said.
Wheat futures were mixed, with Chicago Board of Trade soft
red winter wheat following corn but Kansas City Board of Trade
hard red winter wheat and MGEX spring wheat contracts pressured
by abundant supplies.
CHICAGO, Nov 5 (Reuters) – U.S. wheat futures fell to their
lowest in nearly six weeks on Tuesday due to improving crop
prospects in the U.S. Plains and declining demand on the export
market, traders said.
Soybeans also fell, hitting their lowest since February
2012, while corn was close to unchanged and hovering near a
three-year low. Expectations for an upcoming U.S. government
report to show huge U.S. production of both crops weighed on
CHICAGO, Nov 4 (Reuters) – U.S. soybean futures rose on
Monday on a round of bargain buying and short-covering after
prices fell to their lowest in 21 months during the overnight
Traders also were squaring up positions ahead of the U.S.
Department of Agriculture’s much anticipated monthly supply and
demand report on Friday. The October report was scuttled due to
the partial shutdown of the federal government.
CHICAGO, Oct 30 (Reuters) – U.S. corn futures sagged for the
third time in four days on Wednesday, weighed down by the
ongoing harvest of what is expected to be a record crop in the
United States, traders said.
The weakness in corn, which was hovering near a three-year
low, weighed on the wheat market.
LEMONT, Illinois (Reuters) – Citgo Petroleum Corp effectively shut down its refinery in Illinois after a fire at its main crude unit and said on Thursday it did not know when operations would resume, sending gasoline prices higher.
The Wednesday night fire at the 174,500 barrel per day (bpd) refinery in Lemont, Illinois, broke out at a crude distillation unit, the workhorse of any refinery that processes crude oil into feedstock for other units within the plant.
CHICAGO (Reuters)- – Dennis Kimetto and Rita Jeptoo led a Kenyan sweep in contrasting styles at the Chicago marathon on Sunday in a race staged amid heightened security after the Boston marathon bombings in April which killed three people.
Kimetto won the men’s race after a gripping duel with compatriot Emmanuel Mutai while Jeptoo cruised to an easy victory to add the Chicago women’s crown to the Boston title she won this year.