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CHICAGO, Feb 11- U.S. soybean futures fell 1.5 percent on Monday, their fourth straight day of declines, on continued pressure from the U.S. government's bigger-than-expected forecast for global supplies, traders said. "
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*Coming up: USDA monthly supply-and-demand report 1700 GMT. Soybeans were narrowly mixed, with nearby contracts holding gains amid tight supplies and persistent demand while deferred prices fell on expectations for large crops in both the United States and South America. "
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At the Chicago Board of Trade as of 10:24 a.m. CST, March wheat was up 11-1/ 2 cents, or 1.5 percent, at $7.80 per bushel. March soybeans were up 8-1/ 2 cents, 0.6 percent, at $14.43- 3/ 4 a bushel and March corn was up 2 cents, or 0.3 percent, at $7.26- 1/ 4 a bushel.
*Updated forecast model shows more rain for Argentina. At the Chicago Board of Trade as of 11:36 a.m. CST, March wheat was up 4-1/ 2 cents, or 0.6 percent, at $7.73 per bushel. March corn was down 3-1/ 4 cents, or 0.5 percent, at $7.21 a bushel and March soybeans were up 2 cents, 0.1 percent, at $14.37- 1/ 4 a bushel.
CHICAGO, Jan 22- Soybean futures rose 1.6 percent on Tuesday, and touched a one-month high, as traders cited news China bought optional-origin soybeans, talk that it may be looking for more, and concern about Brazil's ability to move its expected record-large soybean crop to port.
NEW YORK, Jan 18- Wheat posted its biggest weekly gain in six months as it rallied Friday on concerns of dry weather in the U.S. wheat belt while arabica coffee surged to a 2- month high as growers became more restrained in selling.
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*Copper at 2- week low on U.S. debt ceiling, China worries. NEW YORK, Jan 15- U.S. wheat prices hit three-week highs on Tuesday on fear that a return to dry weather could do further damage to grain in parched U.S. fields, and natural gas touched a two-week peak as colder weather boosted heating demand across the nation.
Corn and soybean futures were also higher, with corn on track for their seventh straight session of higher prices, as conditions turned dry in Argentina while the U.S. Agriculture Department's forecast last week for tight stockpiles continued to underpin prices.
"We are bullish on corn as supplies are going to tighten further," said Serene Lim, a commodities analyst at Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore. " Chicago Board of Trade March corn was up 0.3 percent to $7.26- 1/ 4 a bushel by 1200 GMT after earlier reaching $7.27- 3/ 4, its highest since Dec. 17. March wheat rose 0.7 percent to $7.71- 1/ 2 a bushel.
PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Jan 14- U.S. wheat jumped 2.3 percent on Monday, approaching its highest since early January, while corn rose 2 percent to a new three-week high, with grain markets underpinned by forecasts of tightening supplies.
India is poised to triple wheat exports this year to a higher-than-expected, record 6 million tonnes, helping plug a shortfall in lower-quality grain supplies and keep a lid on global prices.
NEW DELHI/ SINGAPORE, Jan 14- India is poised to triple wheat exports this year to a higher-than-expected, record 6 million tonnes, helping plug a shortfall in lower-quality grain supplies and keep a lid on global prices.
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*Tight supplies support corn ahead of USDA report on Friday. The USDA will issue a slew of data on global supply and demand, U.S. corn and soy production, quarterly U.S. grain inventories and U.S. winter wheat plantings. " Chicago Board of Trade corn for March delivery rose 4-1/ 2 cents, or 0.7 percent, to $6.98- 3/ 4 a bushel.
*Tight supplies support corn ahead of USDA report on Friday. The USDA will issue a slew of data on global supply and demand, U.S. corn and soy production, quarterly U.S. grain inventories, and U.S. winter wheat plantings at 11 a.m. Central on Fri day. " Chicago Board of Trade corn for March delivery rose 3-1/ 2 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $6.97- 3/ 4 a bushel at 10 a.m. Central.
*Market eyes Egypt wheat tender, export data, USDA report. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Jan 10- Chicago corn futures extended gains on Thursday to reach a new one-week high on the eve of closely watched U.S. government data that are expected to show a drop in U.S. production and tightening global supply.