MOSCOW, Dec 26- Russia will introduce a duty on wheat exports from Feb. 1, the government said, adding to other restrictions with which it is battling a rise in domestic grain prices. Russia, expected to be the world's fourth-largest wheat exporter this year, has been exporting record volumes from a large grain crop of 105 million tonnes as the rouble's plunging...» Read More
*Corn on track for sixth straight weekly loss. Corn and soybeans fell as the weather forecast turned wetter for some of the drier areas of the U.S.
*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.
CHICAGO, July 18- U.S. wheat futures fell 3.4 percent on Friday, erasing gains posted a day earlier following the downing of a Malaysian commercial airliner over eastern Ukraine, while Chicago Board of Trade corn futures also declined and soybeans were mostly lower.
*Wheat, corn rise from four-year lows. "The weather continues to be excellent for crop development," Sterling Smith, futures specialist at Citigroup, said in a note to clients. Chicago Board of Trade September corn futures settled 3-3/ 4 cents higher at $3.81-1/ 2 a bushel, snapping a nine-session losing streak.
*Wheat ticks up from four-year lows. "The weather continues to be excellent for crop development," Sterling Smith, futures specialist at Citigroup, said in a note to clients. At 11:24 a.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade September corn futures were down 1/ 4 cent at $3.78 a bushel.
Corn and wheat have fallen more than 5 percent this week, while soybeans have lost nearly 4 percent amid market expectations that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will raise its estimates for production and stockpiles.
The Futures Now team discusses concerns about food inflation, and whether the slide in corn and wheat is good news.
Abah Ofon, Director of Agricultural Commodities Research at Standard Chartered, says tensions about Ukraine have added a supply premium to the wheat market.
The Ukraine conflict has sent commodities markets into a tizzy, with Russia's invasion of the Ukrainian peninsula Crimea pushing up wheat and corn.
In two weeks, Girl Scouts will descend upon supermarkets and businesses to peddle boxes of cookies, tempting people with a new gluten-free cookie.
The United Nations food agency said rising sugar prices due to harvest concerns in Brazil drove global food prices slightly higher in October.
Simona Gambarini, associate director of research at ETF Securities, expects the upcoming USDA crop report to stay bearish.
Philippa Malmgren, president of Principalis Asset Management, argues that the protests in Egypt erupted due to the government's failure to deliver on its promise for lower wheat prices.
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.
The Department of Agriculture has found unapproved, genetically modified wheat on an Oregon farm, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.
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.
Chris Gadd, grains analyst at Macquarie Group, talks to CNBC about the lack of quality wheat in the UK which he says doesn't look likely to get any better.