NEW YORK— Unrest in Ukraine pushed up prices for corn and wheat Tuesday. Wheat rose 4 cents, or 0.6 percent, to $6.80 a bushel. Ongoing tensions between Ukraine and Russia have rattled wheat prices this year.» Read More
*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.
*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.
*Profit-taking noted after USDA supply view tops expectations. *China concerns add to pressure on soybeans. Corn futures also sagged, dropping 2.6 percent from the six-month high hit last week, after USDA raised the global supply view.
*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.
NEW YORK, March 6- Gold rose 1 percent on Thursday, nearing four-month highs hit earlier in the week, as the dollar tumbled against the euro and oil, copper and corn climbed too, pushing commodities broadly higher. Gold prices were boosted by the European Central Bank's decision not to take fresh action to inject liquidity into the euro zone market.
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.
*Crop expectations for Brazil, Argentina fall. Corn received further support from the uncertainty over unrest in Ukraine, hitting its highest on a continuous basis since mid-September.
*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.
The Ukraine conflict has sent commodities markets into a tizzy, with Russia's invasion of the Ukrainian peninsula Crimea pushing up wheat and corn.
BEIJING, Feb 27- China's approval process for GMO grains has become "overly political", "unpredictable and nontransparent", an American industry group said on Thursday, in the strongest criticism of Beijing's biotech policy since China began rejecting thousands of tonnes of genetically modified corn last year.
*Cotton down 2 pct after hitting 6- month high Monday. NEW YORK, Feb 25- Natural gas futures slumped for a second straight session on Tuesday, slashing year-to-date gains, while cotton prices also fell in a broad commodities selloff sparked by profit-taking. Corn, a base for animal feed, also rose, reversing early losses.
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