CHICAGO, May 1 (Reuters) – U.S. grains shed about 1 percent
on Friday as investors sold off positions on the first day of
May amid bearish headwinds of rapid pace of spring plantings and
a strong dollar that could limit export prospects.
Chicago Board of Trade corn futures <0#C:> fell to the
lowest levels since October while soybeans <0#S:> declined from
a three-week high reached in the previous session. Wheat prices
were hovering near a roughly five-year low notched on Tuesday.
CHICAGO, April 30 (Reuters) – U.S. wheat fell as much as 2
percent on Thursday, heading for its second straight monthly
decline on pressure from improving crop conditions in the
southern Plains and disappointing weekly export sales.
Corn and soybeans also were lower at the Chicago Board of
Trade, weighed down by favorable weather for U.S. plantings and
offsetting support from a weaker dollar that could improve
CHICAGO, April 29 (Reuters) – U.S. grains jumped as much as
1 percent on Wednesday, with corn rebounding from a six-month
low and wheat from a nearly five-year low on support from short
covering and a weaker dollar.
Soybeans also gained at the Chicago Board of Trade, buoyed
by a strike of boat captains at the main grains port in
Argentina, the top exporter of soymeal and soyoil.
CHICAGO, April 29 (Reuters) – U.S. corn edged higher on
Wednesday, rebounding from a six-month low notched in the
previous session on light investor short covering and a weaker
Soybeans also gained at the Chicago Board of Trade on
exporter demand, led by top importer China, while wheat prices
were mixed after Tuesday’s nearly five-year low.
CHICAGO, April 28 (Reuters) – U.S. wheat futures were
narrowly higher on Tuesday, rising in a short-covering bounce
after tumbling to their lowest levels since June of 2010 earlier
in the session.
Bargain buying, coupled with a weaker dollar, offset
pressure from stable U.S. crop conditions and recent rains in
dry portions of the southern Plains.
CHICAGO, April 28 (Reuters) – U.S. wheat tumbled to its
lowest levels since June 2010 on Tuesday, pressured by stable
crop conditions and recent rains in what were dry portions of
the southern Plains.
A massive net short position held by speculative investors
also weighed on Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures <0#W:> amid
plentiful global grain supplies and cheaper offerings out of
Europe and the Black Sea region.
CHICAGO, April 27 (Reuters) – U.S. corn and wheat futures
fell on Monday to their lowest levels since October, on outlooks
for speedy corn plantings in the Midwest and crop-friendly rains
in the southern Plains wheat belt.
Chicago Board of Trade corn futures extended declines to
their sixth straight session amid forecasts for dry weather this
week that will allow farmers to work fields. Analysts polled by
Reuters expected the U.S. Department of Agriculture later in the
day to report U.S. corn plantings as of Sunday at 21 percent
complete, above last year’s pace.
CHICAGO, April 8 (Reuters) – U.S. corn farmers could be
tempted to sell to stretched processors if government data on
supplies due on Thursday helps push cash prices over a
$4-per-bushel psychological barrier.
With futures prices slipping, Archer Daniels Midland Co
and Ingredion Inc are both offering premiums
for cash corn at the highest levels since September to ensure
enough supplies to keep on crushing to make products such as
ethanol and dextrose, grain brokers said.
CHICAGO, March 27 (Reuters) – U.S. wheat climbed as much as
2 percent in a bargain-buying bounce on Friday, rebounding after
three sessions of steep declines that dragged futures into
technically oversold territory.
Soybean and corn futures each were lower at the Chicago
Board of Trade with investors in all three trading pits squaring
their books ahead of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s
prospective plantings report due next week.
CHICAGO, March 26 (Reuters) – U.S. grain and soybean futures
reversed early gains to turn lower on Thursday on pressure from
a higher dollar, with wheat’s three-session decline of more than
6 percent the biggest such slide in nearly two years.
The dollar, which rose in a rebound from a three-week
low, makes goods priced in the greenback less attractive on
international markets. Fresh evidence of wheat’s competitive
disadvantage came in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s weekly
export sales report showing the smallest wheat exports since