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  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were higher Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery was 10 cents a bale higher at $4.34 a bushel; July corn was 16 cents higher at $3.6560 bushel; July oats was 2.50 cents higher at $2.39 a bushel; while July soybeans gained 29.50 cents to $11.37 a bushel. August live cattle was. 60 cent higher at $1.0950 a...

  • HAMBURG/ SINGAPORE, July 13- Chicago soybeans rose again on Wednesday following a sharp jump on Tuesday as forecasts of hot and dry weather across the U.S. Corn was also firm after the weather rally on Tuesday, and supported too by a U.S. Department of Agriculture report forecasting tighter corn supplies. The Chicago Board of Trade's most-active November soybean...

  • SINGAPORE, July 13- Chicago soybeans edged lower on Wednesday as the market took a breather after last session's strong gains that were driven by forecasts of crop-damaging hot and dry weather across the U.S. Corn was little changed following a 1.5- percent rally on Tuesday, supported by a U.S. Department of Agriculture report showing tighter supplies of the...

  • SYDNEY, July 13- U.S. soybeans fell on Wednesday after hitting their highest in more than a week earlier in the session, with worries about potential crop damage continuing to support prices. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board of Trade fell 0.46 percent to $10.82 a bushel, having earlier hit their highest since July 5 at $10.97 a bushel.

  • *Weather worries overshadow USDA crop report. Most-active November soybean futures, which represent the crop that farmers will harvest this autumn, climbed 32 cents to $10.87 a bushel at the Chicago Board of Trade. The most actively traded December corn contract advanced 4-3/ 4 cents to $3.60-1/ 4 a bushel, while September wheat gained 8 cents $4.38-1/ 2 a bushel.

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— More acres of corn and soybeans were planted than initially estimated this year, prompting the U.S. Department of Agriculture to boost the fall harvest expectations for both major crops. The agency said in its monthly update Tuesday that farmers are expected to bring in 14.5 billion bushels of corn, which would break 2014' s record of 14.2 billion...

  • WICHITA, Kan.— Growers are harvesting a bountiful winter wheat crop across the nation and in Kansas— added bushels that will help farms' bottom line but dampen hopes for a quick turnaround in the dismal crop prices. Cash prices on Tuesday were hovering around $3 a bushel in Kansas, marking a steep plunge from their peak of $7.77 during the 2012 drought.

  • The government's surprise cut to its old-crop corn supplies estimate stemmed from harvest shortfalls in Brazil. USDA raised its estimate of old-crop U.S. corn exports by 75 million bushels and new-crop exports by 100 million due to crop problems in Brazil. USDA pegged 2015/ 16 U.S. corn stocks at 1.701 billion bushels, down 7 million bushels from its June...

  • USDA raised its estimate of old-crop U.S. corn exports by 75 million bushels and new-crop exports by 100 million due to crop problems in Brazil. USDA pegged 2015/ 16 U.S. corn stocks at 1.701 billion bushels, down 7 million bushels from its June estimate. USDA put new-crop corn stocks at 2.081 billion bushels, below the 2.205 billion bushels expected by the average...

  • While U.S. corn inventories are expected to balloon above 2 billion bushels by the end of the 2016/ 17 marketing year, soybean stocks should be tighter due to export demand from China and crop problems in South America. Chicago Board of Trade November soybean futures, the most active contract, rose 11 cents to $10.66 a bushel by 10:10 CDT. The most actively traded...

  • *USDA report seen cutting U.S. soy stocks, raising corn. Corn was flat and wheat edged down in position squaring ahead of the USDA data due at 1600 GMT. Analysts surveyed by Reuters expected the USDA to raise its forecast of 2015/ 16 and 2016/ 17 U.S. corn ending stocks, while lowering its forecast for 2015/ 16 U.S. soybean stocks.

  • *Soybeans up 0.8 pct on concerns dryness may reduce U.S. yields Corn, wheat inch higher ahead of USDA supply-demand report. The USDA is to issue its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report on Tuesday. Analysts surveyed by Reuters expected the USDA on Tuesday to raise its forecast of 2015/ 16 and 2016/ 17 U.S. corn ending stocks, while lowering its...

  • *The USDA in its weekly crop report rated 76 percent of the U.S. corn crop in good to excellent condition, up from 75 percent a week earlier. *The USDA rated 71 percent of the U.S. soybean crop as good to excellent, up from 70 percent the previous week. *The USDA is to issue its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report on Tuesday.

  • CHICAGO, July 11- U.S. corn futures fell on Monday, as investors braced themselves on the eve of a monthly U.S. Department of Agriculture report that analysts expected to project rising domestic corn stockpiles. After the CBOT close, the USDA in its weekly crop report rated 76 percent of the U.S. corn crop in good to excellent condition, up from 75 percent a week...

  • AUGUSTA, Maine— So far, only the Passamaquoddy Tribe and a Portland resident have received permission to grow what would be the state's first licensed crops of industrial hemp. They're setting off into unknown territory in Maine at a time when federal law prohibits commercial hemp cultivation. University of Maine extension professor John Jemison said this...

  • CHICAGO, July 11- U.S. soybean futures rose on Monday as weather forecasts called for hot and dry weather across key growing regions just as the crop nears its critical development phase, traders said. "Forecast features high temps and little rainfall," Charlie Sernatinger, global head of grain futures at ED&F Man Capital, said in a note to clients.

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery was 3 cents a bale higher at $4.2360 a bushel; July corn was 2.50 cents lower at $3.4720 bushel; Sept oats was. 50 cent higher at $1.96 a bushel; while July soybeans gained 7.50 cents to $10.9720 a bushel. August live cattle was. 78 cent lower at $1.1145 a pound;...

  • MUMBAI/ TEL AVIV, July 11- Israel Chemicals will ship potash to India at the same decade-low price agreed by another big seller last month, two industry sources said, at a time when global supply of the crop nutrient is exceeding demand. In late June, Belarus agreed to supply 700,000 tonnes of potash at the same rate to India, one of the world's top buyers of the material.

  • MUMBAI, July 11- Israel Chemicals will ship potash to India at the same decade-low price agreed by another seller last month, two sources said, as global supply of the crop nutrient exceeds demand. In the last week of June, Belarus agreed to supply 700,000 tonnes of potash at the same rate to India, one of the world's top buyers of the material. Uralkali, the world's...

  • *Corn up for fourth day, hits highest since July 1. SINGAPORE, July 11- Chicago corn futures climbed to a 10- day high on Monday, while soybeans gained for a second session with prices underpinned by forecasts of hot and dry weather for the key U.S. The most-active corn contract on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose one percent to $3.66-1/ 4 a bushel by 0312 GMT, having hit a...