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*Chicago Board of Trade wheat for May delivery was up 1-3/ 4 cents at $6.71-1/ 2 a bushel by 0044 GMT. Soybeans were nearly flat at $14.74. *China has still not approved a gene-modified strain of corn known as MIR162, prolonging a ban that has seen nearly 1 million tonnes of the U.S. grain turned away from Chinese ports since November.
*Wheat falls, finds support at 20- day moving average. "The U.S. Agriculture Department did nothing yesterday to dispel notions that U.S. old crop supplies are tight, requiring higher prices to discourage demand and encourage imports and early harvest of 2014 fields," Farm Futures analyst Bryce Knorr said in a note to clients.
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.
*Corn, wheat, soy all up double digits. NEW YORK, March 31- Commodities had the best quarter in 18 months as trading for March ended on Monday, with weather and economic growth likely to determine if gas, gold, grains, lean hogs and coffee continue going higher and draw money into the space.
*Wheat headed for best month, quarter since 2012. Soybeans were little changed, holding near recent highs amid analyst forecasts that U.S. stocks of the oilseed would be the smallest in a decade when the U.S. Department of Agriculture releases its quarterly grain inventory and spring plantings reports at 1600 GMT.
*Chicago Board of Trade corn for May delivery dropped half a percent to $4.89-3/ 4 a bushel by 0041 GMT after peaking at $4.96-1/ 4 on Friday. *The USDA report is forecast to show that U.S. corn stockpiles are at 7.099 billion bushels, the biggest since 2010, and wheat stocks at a five-year low of 1.042 billion bushels, based on a Reuters poll of analysts.
*Wheat rises in fourth straight weekly gain on dry weather Corn up for ninth week in 10; soybeans gain second week. Corn and soybeans were nearly unchanged in subdued trading in the run-up to the spring planting and quarterly stocks estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a data release that often generates sharp price movements.
*Wheat headed for fourth straight weekly gain on dry weather. Corn and soybeans inched higher in subdued trading in the run-up to Monday's spring planting and quarterly stocks estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a data release that often generates sharp price movements.
*Wheat headed for a fourth straight weekly gain on dry weather. Corn and soybeans inched lower in subdued trading in the run-up to Monday's spring planting and quarterly stocks estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a data release that often generates sharp price movements.
Abah Ofon, Director of Agricultural Commodities Research at Standard Chartered, says tensions about Ukraine have added a supply premium to the wheat market.
*Wheat for delivery in May on the Chicago Board of Trade was down half a percent at $7.06-3/ 4 a bushel by 0104 GMT. *Wheat gained 3 percent on Monday and another 2 percent on Thursday amid forecasts for dry weather in southern U.S. *Chicago corn was little changed at $4.91-1/ 2 a bushel after hitting a near three-week high of $4.92-3/ 4 on Thursday on strong U.S. exports.
*Cautious trade ahead of USDA sowings, stocks reports. Corn futures were narrowly lower on pressure from the steep downturn in wheat while soybeans moved slightly higher as investors squared positions ahead of a quarterly grain stocks report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that is expected to show razor-thin U.S. supplies of the oilseed.
*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."
*China rejects more U.S. corn on GMO concerns. CHICAGO, March 25- U.S. corn futures eased for the first time in three sessions on Tuesday while wheat prices also lost ground as investors took profits ahead of a major government crop report due next week.
*China rejects more U.S. corn on GMO concerns. Wheat also declined slightly while soybeans headed for modest gains, with futures for each commodity trading in both positive and negative territory at the Chicago Board of Trade.
*World's top futures operator takes on Euronext market. *Traders doubt success, say bid for Euronext better option.
PARIS/ GENEVA, March 21- CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures exchange operator, is working on plans to launch a European milling wheat contract in a direct challenge to Euronext's Paris- based wheat market, several sources familiar with the matter said.
*Wheat rebounds on concerns about U.S. crop, Ukraine. CHICAGO, March 11- U.S. wheat futures rallied 2.9 percent to their highest level in more than four months on Tuesday, supported by concerns that political unrest in Ukraine will disrupt exports and worries about dry soils limiting U.S. production, traders said.
*Wheat, corn rebound after drop following USDA report. *Wheat also supported by U.S. crop concerns. USDA's weekly state crop reports issued late on Monday showed wheat condition ratings improved in Kansas and Texas but declined in Oklahoma.
*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.