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  • July 20- From the heart of the U.S. big farm belt to Colombia, Vietnam and Indonesia, livestock producers are snapping up wheat damaged by bad weather or low in protein, providing pigs and poultry with grain more often milled for making bread. Farms in the United States, the Black Sea region, Europe and Australia have had bumper harvests, which are likely to push global...

  • SINGAPORE/ PARIS, July 18- Chicago corn rose on Monday with the market snapping two sessions of declines as forecasts of hot and dry weather in the U.S. The Chicago Board of Trade most-active corn contract rose 0.4 percent to $3.59-3/ 4 a bushel by 1024 GMT, having lost 3.1 percent in the past two sessions. Wheat rose 0.9 percent to $4.28-1/ 2 a bushel and soybeans...

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery was 3.30 cents a bale lower at $4.28 a bushel; July corn was 17 cents lower at $3.5540 bushel; Sept. oats was 4.40 cents lower at $2.06 a bushel; while July soybeans fell. 46 cent to $10.8320 a bushel. August live cattle was. 23 cent lower at $1.1265 a pound; August...

  • CHICAGO, July 14- U.S. soybean futures fell 3.8 percent on Thursday, giving up early gains after new weather forecasts boosted expectations of a robust harvest in the United States. "It is still going to get hot next week but... the extended pattern is not as intimidating as it was yesterday," said Bill Gentry, a broker at Risk Management Commodities in Lafayette, Indiana.

  • CHICAGO, July 14- U.S. corn futures rose for the third day in a row on Thursday, rallying to a two-week high on concerns that hot weather next week in the U.S. "It is still going to get hot next week but... the extended pattern is not as intimidating as it was yesterday," said Bill Gentry, a broker at Risk Management Commodities in Lafayette, Indiana. At 10:06 a.m. CDT, Chicago...

  • CHICAGO, July 13- U.S. soybean, corn and wheat futures rallied on Wednesday as bargain buyers stepped into the beaten-down grains market amid hints of fresh bullish news for all three commodities. At 10:37 a.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade November soybean futures were up 26-1/ 2 cents at $11.13-1/ 2 a bushel. "A decent U.S. soybean harvest is needed by the world market...

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were higher Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery was 10 cents a bale higher at $4.34 a bushel; July corn was 16 cents higher at $3.6560 bushel; July oats was 2.50 cents higher at $2.39 a bushel; while July soybeans gained 29.50 cents to $11.37 a bushel. August live cattle was. 60 cent higher at $1.0950 a...

  • CHICAGO, July 11- U.S. corn futures fell on Monday, as investors braced themselves on the eve of a monthly U.S. Department of Agriculture report that analysts expected to project rising domestic corn stockpiles. After the CBOT close, the USDA in its weekly crop report rated 76 percent of the U.S. corn crop in good to excellent condition, up from 75 percent a week...

  • CHICAGO, July 8- U.S. soybean and corn futures firmed on Friday on a bargain-buying bounce after posting sharp declines this week. At 9:34 a.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade November soybean futures were up 19-3/ 4 cents at $10.44-1/ 2 a bushel. CBOT December corn was up 7 cents at $3.55-1/ 2 a bushel and CBOT September soft red winter wheat was up 10-1/ 2 cents at $4.36 a...

  • MANILA, July 7- U.S. soybean futures dropped nearly 2 percent on Thursday, giving up early gains, on expectations favorable weather would lead to a bountiful harvest in the fall. Corn for December delivery on the Chicago Board of Trade was up 0.3 percent at $3.49-1/ 4 a bushel by 0617 GMT, after touching a contract low of $3.46 overnight. CBOT soybeans slid 1.7 percent...

  • MANILA, July 7- U.S. soybean futures dropped nearly 2 percent on Thursday, giving up early gains, on expectations favourable weather would lead to a bountiful harvest in the fall. Corn for December delivery on the Chicago Board of Trade was up 0.3 percent at $3.49-1/ 4 a bushel by 0617 GMT, after touching a contract low of $3.46 overnight. CBOT soybeans slid 1.7 percent...

  • MANILA, July 7- U.S. corn and soybean futures rebounded on Thursday following a selloff in the prior session pinned on favorable weather that boosted hopes for a bountiful harvest in the fall. Corn for December delivery on the Chicago Board of Trade gained 0.7 percent to $3.50-3/ 4 a bushel by 0214 GMT, after touching a contract low of $3.46 overnight.

  • *Corn for December delivery on the Chicago Board of Trade gained 0.7 percent to $3.50-3/ 4 a bushel by 0132 GMT, after touching a contract low of 3.46 overnight. *CBOT soybeans added 0.5 percent to $10.78-1/ 4 a bushel, having dropped to $10.40-1/ 2 on Wednesday, its weakest since May 25. *Black Sea wheat exporters Russia and Ukraine have started harvesting and are seeing...

  • CHICAGO, July 5- U.S. corn and soybean futures fell sharply on Tuesday, with corn touching its lowest since October 2014, after rain in dry areas of the U.S. Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures notched the biggest drop, shedding 5.5 percent. "It is all about weather," said Tom Fritz, a partner with brokerage EFG Group in Chicago.

  • PARIS, July 4- CME Group faces a tough task getting Europe's grain trade to adopt U.S.-style wheat futures, but backing from big French grain handlers gives it a chance of challenging Euronext in a market some traders say has room for only one exchange. CME, the owner of the Chicago Board of Trade whose prices are a global benchmark for grain, will launch trading in...

  • CHICAGO, July 1- U.S. wheat futures sank to multi-year lows on Friday, pressured by an ample global stockpile that was expected to grow even larger due to a bountiful harvest, traders said. The U.S. Agriculture Department's acreage report from Thursday, which showed a surprise bump in corn and spring wheat acreage, continued to cast a shadow over the grains market.

  • CHICAGO, July 1- U.S. wheat futures sank to multiyear lows on Friday, pressured by an ample global stockpile that was expected to grow even larger due to a bountiful harvest, traders said. The U.S. Agriculture Department's acreage report from Thursday, which showed a surprise bump in corn and spring wheat acreage, continued to cast a shadow over the grains market.

  • CHICAGO, June 30- The third-largest hog producer in the United States is buying more wheat for its animals to eat as prices head ever lower, making it an attractive alternative to corn. "We're right in the thick of changing feed rations," said Aaron Gaines, vice-president of technical resources and support operations at The Maschhoffs, which is based in Illinois in...

  • CHICAGO, June 27- U.S. soybean futures rose on Monday, retracing a portion of last week's heavy declines, as attention turned to weather risks and strong export demand ahead of closely watched U.S. government crop reports, analysts said. At the Chicago Board of Trade, the July soybean contract settled up 30 cents at $11.33 per bushel. July wheat ended down 8 cents...

  • District Judge Edmond Chang said traders may pursue claims that a large and, in their view, unnecessary late 2011 purchase by Kraft Foods Inc of wheat futures contracts violated the Sherman antitrust law and the Commodity Exchange Act. Kraft and Mondelez were named as defendants because most of the alleged suspicious activity occurred before Kraft Foods Inc...