*Japan says wants to boost stocks in case future shipments delayed. TOKYO, Dec 6- Japan's Ministry of Agriculture has issued a surprise tender to purchase a total of 162,011 tonnes of Canadian Western Red Spring wheat as it looks to negate the impact of possible future shipping delays, a government official said on Friday.» Read More
NEW YORK, Aug 26- U.S. grain markets were the big winners on Monday, with wheat futures up more than 3 percent and corn and soybeans each soaring over 4 percent as dry, hot weather threatened crop output, while most other commodity markets rose only modestly.
Wheat jumped to its highest level in three weeks, buoyed by the sharp gains in corn and soybeans and by worries that a cold snap will reduce Argentina's wheat harvest. Soybeans are seen as particularly vulnerable to dry weather as the crop is entering the critical pod-filling stage of development.
LONDON, Aug 23- Exchange CME Group is expected to try and buy Europe's leading wheat futures contract from rival Intercontinental Exchange, a move that would solidify its dominance of world grain trading.
*Corn slides, under pressure from Pro Farmer data. Corn fell after estimates of a sharp rise in yields from the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour, a group of experts visiting major U.S. grain production regions and giving immediate assessments of crop outlooks. Corn and wheat are being pulled down by the weakness in soybeans. "
*Wheat follows corn and soybeans higher. CHICAGO, Aug 19- Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures surged 3.5 percent to a two-month high on Monday and corn rallied more than 3 percent to a three-week high as dry weather threatened to trim U.S. crop yields.
*Wheat follows corn and soybeans higher. CHICAGO, Aug 19- Chicago Board of Trade soybean and corn futures rose 3 percent on Monday, closing in on four-week highs, as dry weather threatened to trim U.S. crop yields.
Simona Gambarini, associate director of research at ETF Securities, expects the upcoming USDA crop report to stay bearish.
*Soybeans, wheat edge higher ahead of USDA report. *Market expects USDA to rise corn, soy forecasts. Oilseeds are slightly stronger but the main game is going to be tonight's USDA report, "said Luke Mathews, commodities strategist at Commonwealth Bank of Australia."
In wheat we continue to see export tenders and the U.S. gets some business with Brazil and Mexico but not overseas and that is bearish for wheat futures, "McCambridge said.
SINGAPORE, Aug 8- Chicago corn edged higher on Thursday as the market took a breather after sliding for five consecutive sessions on ideal crop weather across the U.S. grain belt. *Iraq's state grains board bought 150,000 tonnes of wheat from Australia and Canada, European traders said on Wednesday.
CHICAGO, Aug 7- U.S. wheat futures sank on Wednesday to their lowest levels since June 2012 as overseas buyers turned to other countries for their import needs, traders said. Corn also fell, pressured by expectations for a bumper harvest this fall, while soybeans were mixed.
(Updates with U.S. trading, adds new analyst quote, changes byline, dateline (previously HAMBURG/ SINGAPORE) CHICAGO, Aug 7 (Reuters)- U.S. wheat futures sank on Wednesday to their lowest levels since June 2012 as overseas buyers turned to other countries to supply their import needs, traders said.
HAMBURG/ SINGAPORE, Aug 7- U.S. corn edged slightly higher on Wednesday, recovering from its lowest level in nearly three years, as bargain hunting supported agricultural markets. The positive harvest outlook in the United States is continuing to provide a weak mood in soybean, corn and wheat markets, "said Ole Hansen, head of commodity strategy at Saxo Bank."
*Corn hits lowest level since October 2010. CHICAGO, Aug 2- Rainy weather around the U.S. Frost and other crop concerns are a real risk, "said Jason Britt, president of Central States Commodities in Kansas City."
*Wheat boosted by short covering. Wheat also firmed as traders scrambled to cover short positions before the weekend. Soybeans were up 1 percent and wheat was up 2.4 percent for the week.
*Corn spot prices edge down to lowest since Oct 2010. *Wheat up slightly on export demand, harvest worries. Corn is coming down as the weather looks very good, "said Ole Houe, an analyst at Sydney- based brokerage IKON Commodities.
*Corn at lowest since October 2010, weighs down wheat. The bears certainly took back control of the markets, "said Arlan Suderman, analyst with Water Street Solutions in Peoria, Illinois." The weather outlook, which includes some rain for the driest areas of the region such as western Iowa and eastern Nebraska, also weighed on soybean futures.
*Corn at lowest level since October 2010, weighs down wheat. The weather outlook, which includes some rain for the driest areas of the region such as western Iowa and eastern Nebraska, also weighed on soybean futures. At 10:34 a.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade July corn futures were down 11-1/ 2 cents at $4.87- 1/ 2 a bushel.
*Corn breaks six-session losing streak on bargain buying. Corn and wheat edged higher, with corn snapping a six-session losing streak due to bargain buying and wheat rising for the third straight day as export demand heated up.
*Corn snaps six-session losing streak. Corn futures ticked higher, breaking a streak of six straight losing sessions as bargain buyers stepped into the markets after prices fell to their lowest level in nearly three years. The reason why is, we've got one-inch rains moving through Missouri into Illinois, "said Terry Linn, a grains analyst with the Linn Group."