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Jul 31, 2015

Soybean, corn futures fall; wheat mixed

CHICAGO, July 31 (Reuters) – Chicago Board of Trade soybean
futures fell on Friday, pressured by profit-taking and the
cancellation of an export deal with China, traders said.

Wheat futures were mixed, with CBOT soft red winter wheat
and K.C. hard red winter wheat edging higher on some
end-of-month short-covering. MGEX wheat fell on forecasts for a
bumper crop in the northern U.S. Plains.

Jul 31, 2015

U.S. soy falls after canceled China deal; wheat firm; corn flat

CHICAGO, July 31 (Reuters) – Chicago Board of Trade soybean
futures fell on Friday, pressured by profit taking and the
cancellation of an export deal with China, traders said.

Wheat futures edged higher on some end-of-month
short-covering while corn was unchanged. Bargain buying lent
support to corn, but the grain faced pressure from hefty U.S.
harvest expectations because of near-ideal weather for crop
development throughout July.

Jul 27, 2015

Improving weather sparks sell-off in corn, soybeans, wheat

CHICAGO, July 27 (Reuters) – Chicago Board of Trade corn and
soybean futures plunged to their lowest in more than a month on
Monday as improving weather for crop development across the U.S.
Midwest sparked a round of long liquidation by speculators,
traders said.

Wheat futures also fell, weighed down by the declines in
corn and pressure from the ongoing harvest.

Jul 27, 2015

Corn, soybeans, wheat fall on improving U.S. weather

CHICAGO, July 27 (Reuters) – Chicago Board of Trade corn and
soybean futures plunged to their lowest in more than a month on
Monday as improving weather for crop development across the U.S.
Midwest sparked a round of long liquidation by speculators,
traders said.

Wheat futures also fell but declines were limited by some
short-covering and technical support.

Jul 23, 2015

U.S. soy falls on improving crop prospects; corn, wheat firm

CHICAGO, July 23 (Reuters) – U.S. soybean futures fell on
Thursday as improving weather in major Midwest growing areas
increased expectations of ample production, traders said.

Wheat futures firmed on a round of bargain buying and
technical support, snapping a seven session losing streak for
the front-month contract. Corn also edged higher, with the
gains in wheat sparking a late session turnaround.

Jul 23, 2015

U.S. corn, soybeans fall; wheat steady

CHICAGO, July 23 (Reuters) – U.S. soybean futures fell on
Thursday as improving weather in major Midwest growing areas
increased expectations of ample production, traders said.

The weather also weighed on corn futures. Much of the U.S.
crop was progressing through its key pollination phase with
ample moisture and low heat stress.

Jul 22, 2015

Improving weather view pressures U.S. corn, soy, wheat

CHICAGO, July 22 (Reuters) – U.S. corn futures fell on
Wednesday, pressured by good weather for crop development across
the U.S. Midwest, traders said.

The benign conditions also weighed on wheat, which eased as
the pace of harvest in eastern growing areas increased.

Jul 22, 2015

Corn, wheat futures fall on favorable U.S. Midwest weather

CHICAGO, July 22 (Reuters) – U.S. corn futures were mostly
lower on Wednesday, pressured by good weather for crop
development across the U.S. Midwest, traders said.

The benign conditions also weighed on wheat, which eased as
the pace of harvest in eastern growing areas increased.

Jul 21, 2015

Soybeans rally on bargain buying, corn firms, wheat weak

CHICAGO, July 21 (Reuters) – Chicago Board of Trade soybean
futures rose 1.1 percent on Tuesday, snapping a streak of five
straight declines on a round of bargain buying after prices fell
to their lowest levels since late June, traders said.

Corn also rose, but gains were muted by declines in the
wheat market as well as expectations that the majority of the
crop in the U.S. Midwest will pass through its key pollination
phase without too much stress.

Jul 21, 2015

Corn, soybeans firm after hitting multi-week lows; wheat weak

CHICAGO, July 21 (Reuters) – Chicago Board of Trade corn and
soybean futures rose on Tuesday, supported by a round of bargain
buying after prices for both commodities fell to their lowest
levels since late June, traders said.

Wheat remained weak, with the front-month contract on
track for its sixth straight lower close on poor export demand
for U.S. supplies.

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      "I cover grain futures out of Chicago, with a focus on the wheat market. Examining the effects of world crop production on prices and the vagaries of export demand for U.S. supplies takes up most of my time. Previously, I was a reporter on the equities desk in New York and I got my start as a news assistant in the Washington Bureau."
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