*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.» Read More
*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.
*Position squaring ahead of USDA supply-demand report. Chicago Board of Trade May corn had dropped 1.5 percent to $4.81-3/ 4 a bushel by 1222 GMT, adding to a 0.4- percent decline in the previous session, when prices hit a peak of 5.02-1/ 2 a bushel- their highest since Sept. 3.
*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.
*Wheat up 8 pct for week on short-covering, Ukraine jitters. Wheat hit a three-month high and several soybean contracts hit life-of-contract highs, but both markets pared gains by midsession. At the Chicago Board of Trade at 11:45 a.m. CST, benchmark May corn was down 5 cents at $4.86 per bushel after reaching $5.02-1/ 2, its highest level since early September.
SINGAPORE, March 5- Chicago corn and wheat futures edged down on Wednesday after rising in the previous session on worries over crop production in South America and unrest in Ukraine.
*Wheat, corn markets stabilize on easing of Ukraine tensions. Corn and wheat futures also advanced, with the market stabilizing as the threat of military violence in Ukraine, a key producer and exporter of both commodities, eased.
PARIS/ SINGAPORE, March 4- Chicago wheat fell more than 1 percent on Tuesday as the immediate risk of military conflict between Ukraine and Russia appeared to ease, a day after tensions between the Black Sea exporters rattled grain markets.
The Ukraine conflict has sent commodities markets into a tizzy, with Russia's invasion of the Ukrainian peninsula Crimea pushing up wheat and corn.
SINGAPORE, March 4- Chicago wheat fell more than 1 percent on Tuesday after Russia's president ordered troops in military exercises in central and western Russia to return to base, raising hopes of lessening tensions with Ukraine, a fellow major grain producer.
*Wheat production seen down at 24.795 mln tonnes in 2014/ 15. CANBERRA, March 4- Drought conditions across Australia's east coast will cut production of key agricultural commodities such as wheat and beef next season and reduce exports, the government's chief commodities forecaster said on Tuesday.
SINGAPORE, March 4- Chicago wheat futures edged lower on Tuesday after rising nearly 5 percent in the previous session, but the modest drop suggests worries over supplies from key grain exporter Ukraine were intact amid a political standoff with Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin's forces tightened their grip on the Crimea region in Ukraine as U.S.
SINGAPORE, March 4- Chicago wheat futures edged lower on Tuesday after gaining nearly 5 percent the session before as the crisis in Ukraine fuelled fears of disruption in supplies from one of the world's top grain exporters.
CANBERRA, March 4- Drought conditions across Australia's east coast will cut production of key agricultural commodities such as wheat and beef next season and reduce exports, the government's chief commodities forecaster said on Tuesday.
SINGAPORE, March 3- Oil hit multi-month highs and wheat climbed more than 4 percent on Monday as rising tension between Ukraine and Russia fueled worries over supply disruptions, with gold gaining more than 1 percent as Kiev prepares for war.