*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.» Read More
Soybeans on the Chicago Board of Trade climbed to a 6-1/ 2 month high as the government data heightened concern about tight old crop supplies while U.S. wheat prices were slightly lower.
Kona Haque, head of agricultural research at Macquarie Group, discusses why farmers are moving towards growing soy.
*USDA sees U.S. corn acres down sharply from 2013. CHICAGO, March 31- U.S. corn futures on Monday climbed above $5 per bushel for the first time since September after a highly anticipated U.S. crop report revealed that inventories were smaller than expected on March 1.
*Cautious trade ahead of USDA sowings, stocks reports. "I think the markets are drifting down in advance of the USDA spring planting and stocks estimates on Monday," said Ole Hansen, head of commodity strategy at Saxo Bank. "The spring USDA forecasts are traditionally among those which can cause heavy market volatility, so we are seeing positioning ahead of them."
*Traders squaring positions ahead of USDA supply-demand report. At 9:42 a.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade May soybean futures were down 14-1/ 2 cents at $14.43-1/ 4 a bushel. CBOT May corn was down 3 cents at $4.86 a bushel and CBOT May soft red winter wheat was 2 cents lower at $6.52 a bushel.
*Soybeans rally as export demand tightens supplies. *Wheat to 3- month high on short covering, Ukraine jitters. Wheat futures hit a three-month top on follow-through technical buying after strong gains this week and jitters about political instability in Ukraine, a major corn and wheat exporter.
*Adverse weather hits Brazil, Argentina soybean output. CHICAGO, Feb 18- U.S. soybean futures surged to a five-month high on Tuesday on robust demand and concerns about smaller crops in key exporters Brazil and Argentina due to adverse weather.
NEW YORK, Feb 18- The bull run in arabica coffee futures continued on Tuesday, surging to a one-year high on worries about a drought in Brazil, and concern about South American crop weather also pushed soybeans to a five-month peak.
*Adverse weather hits Brazil, Argentina soybean output. CHICAGO, Feb 18- U.S. soybean futures surged to a five-month high on Tuesday as adverse weather in South America fuelled concerns about smaller crops in key exporters Brazil and Argentina.
*Adverse weather hitting Brazil, Argentina output. *Wheat gains for 3rd day to test $6 mark, corn also up. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Feb 18- U.S. soybean futures rose on Tuesday to approach a five-month high, supported by concerns that adverse weather was reducing harvest prospects in Brazil and Argentina.
Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat has risen in four out of the last five trading sessions and was on track for a weekly gain of 3.6 percent " Chicago futures are moving through resistance as managed funds cover short positions," Sterling Smith, futures specialist at Citigroup, said in a note to clients.
CHICAGO, Feb 5- U.S. grain futures edged higher on Wednesday on technical buying, while profit-taking pushed soybean meal futures down sharply after a rally in the previous session. U.S. soymeal has been in demand as output has slowed from Argentina, the world's top supplier of the livestock feed.
More than 90 percent of the soybeans in the U.S. are genetically modified, explains CNBC's Sara Eisen.
Simona Gambarini, associate director of research at ETF Securities, expects the upcoming USDA crop report to stay bearish.
Focusing on agricultural commodities, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis; and the "Futures Now" crew Rich Ilczyszyn, iiTrader, and Anthony Grisanti, GRZ Energy.
Farmers are planting more corn than expected -- in fact, they planted more than any year since 1936, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. The USDA also expects record Soy crops, she says.
Jerry Gulke, Gulke Group president discusses what he expects to see from today's USDA Supply and Demand Report, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.
Discussing how staples, including corn, wheat and soy, are holding up in the Midwest amid cold weather, with Weather Channel's Reynolds Wolf and Jeff Kilburg, KKM Financial.
Some hedge fund managers are bullish on corn and soybeans, with CNBC's Kate Kelly.
Corn futures are down to 9-month lows today; farmers plan to plant on 97 million acres this year. Virginia McGathey, McGathey Commodities president, discusses the impact this will have on the commodity.