CHICAGO, Aug 18- Dave Wiechert of Nashville, Illinois, does good business most years cleaning seed for farmers in preparation for planting season. Wheat currently sells at around $5 per bushel.» Read More
*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.
NEW YORK, Feb 28- Wheat prices rose about 3 percent to lead gains in U.S. commodities on Friday as the dollar fell but the biggest monthly gains for February were posted by arabica coffee, which rallied 40 percent on fears of crop damage from Brazil's drought.
NEW YORK, Feb 26- Losses in natural gas dominated the action in commodities for a third straight session on Wednesday, unraveling annual gains racked up earlier by the heating fuel, while gold, silver and wheat prices also showed significant declines. "It has been a money game," said Steve Platt, an analyst at Archer Financial in Chicago.
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.