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*Wheat also weak on technical selling. CHICAGO, Nov 4- U.S. corn and soybean futures fell for the second day in a row on Tuesday on pressure from an advancing harvest that provided country elevators and processors around the U.S. "We have established a short-to-intermediate top of our trading range and we are just kind of retreating back toward the middle of it," said...
*Wheat also weak on technical selling. "We have established a short-to-intermediate top of our trading range and we are just kind of retreating back toward the middle of it," said Bill Gentry, broker at Risk Management Commodities. At 10:54 a.m. CST, Chicago Board of Trade corn for December delivery was down 7 cents at $3.66-1/ 2 a bushel.
*Corn also weak as harvest pace quickens. *Wheat firm but poor export demand limits gains. Corn futures also fell, weighed down by the weakness in the soy complex as well as a firm dollar that chilled demand for U.S. supplies on the export market.
*Wheat supported by USDA stocks view. CHICAGO, Oct 10- Chicago Board of Trade corn and soybean futures dropped on Friday, with big crops in focus following a U.S. Agriculture Department report that boosted already-record forecasts for U.S. production. Wheat futures closed higher after the USDA cut its outlook for domestic supplies in the closely watched report.
*Corn hits new 5- year low, soybeans at 4-1/ 2 year low. Corn had its first gains in three sessions after falling as low as $3.22 per bushel, the lowest since September 2009. Soybeans rebounded after dropping to $9.05-1/ 2, a 4-1/ 2 year low.
CHICAGO, Sept 22- U.S. corn and soy futures fell to four-year lows on Monday, pressured by favorable weather for record harvests in the United States and a rising dollar that made the supplies less competitive in global markets.
CHICAGO, Sept 19- U.S. wheat futures fell 2.9 percent to their lowest in more than four years on Friday, matching a similar low in Paris wheat futures, as a global supply glut overwhelmed demand and pressured prices.
*Soybeans, corn shrug off export news. *Soybeans on track for weekly loss of 12.2 percent. CHICAGO, Sept 19- U.S. wheat futures fell 2.1 percent to their lowest in more than four years on Friday, matching a similar low in Paris wheat futures, as a global supply glut overwhelmed demand and pressured prices.
CHICAGO, Sept 17- Chicago Board of Trade soybeans and wheat firmed slightly on Wednesday as bargain hunters stepped into the market to provide a boost to commodities that were trending near four-year lows, traders said. "The new crop is going to overwhelm the balance tables," Matt Zeller, director of market information at INTL FCStone, said in a note to clients.
*FOB soybean offers for October/November shipments fell 7 cents to 173/ 163 cents over CBOT November futures, tracking weaker nearby CIF values- which fell about 25- 30 cents a bushel this week- ahead of the expected record harvest.
WASHINGTON, Sept 11- U.S. corn and soybean production in 2014, already pegged at record highs, will be higher than expected a month ago and somewhat above trade expectations, the U.S. government said on Thursday, triggering a swift drop in Chicago grain markets.
U.S. corn production will crack the 14-billion-bushel mark for the first time in 2014.
WASHINGTON, Aug 12- U.S. corn production in 2014 will crack the 14- billion-bushel mark for the first time, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday, although the crop forecast was slightly below trade expectations and could put a floor under the beaten-down corn futures market.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports the corn report came in lighter than expected, and the government is expecting 14 billion bushels for the first time.
USDA estimated the U.S. soybean crop at a record of 3.82 billion bushels, up 16 percent on the year and close to trade expectations, paving the way for ending stocks to more than triple in 2014/ 15 from the tightest in four decades. Aug. 1 data indicated the highest number of ears on record for the ten key corn producing states, USDA said.
*Wheat extends winning streak to five days. Wheat futures rose for the fifth day in a row on bargain buying and improving export demand. Chicago Board of Trade soybeans for August delivery fell 9-3/ 4 cents to $12.22-3/ 4 a bushel.
*Wheat falls after four-day rally. Wheat futures fell in a profit-taking setback after four straight days of gains pushed prices their highest in more than two weeks. At 10:29 a.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade soybeans for August delivery were down 10-1/ 2 cents at $12.22 a bushel.
*Corn, soy, wheat all post monthly losses. "The beans firmed up due to some speculators taking advantage of the weakness earlier in light of the very strong demand we are seeing," said Terry Reilly, an analyst at Futures International in Chicago. Chicago Board of Trade soybeans for August delivery settled up 4 cents at $12.24-1/ 2 a bushel.
*Wheat flat in consolidation trading. *Corn, soy, wheat all on track for monthly losses. "The beans firmed up due to some speculators taking advantage of the weakness earlier in light of the very strong demand we are seeing," said Terry Reilly, an analyst with Futures International in Chicago.
*Soybeans supported by strong demand led by China. Wheat futures were lower but trimmed losses in the wake of a U.S. Agriculture Department announcement showing a wheat sale to Nigeria and a soybean sale to top importer China.