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  • CHICAGO, June 8- Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures jumped 3 percent to their highest in nearly two years on Wednesday as forecasts for hot temperatures to hit key growing U.S. regions stoked fears of damage to nascent crops, traders said. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced spot soybean sales for three days in a row, highlighting the problems that...

  • SINGAPORE/ PARIS, June 6- U.S. soybeans gained 1.7 percent on Monday, underpinned by declining supplies from Argentina, while wheat climbed to a six-week high as heavy rains threatened crop prospects in Europe. Corn scored a new 10- month high on tightening supplies in Brazil. The Chicago Board of Trade most-active soybeans contract climbed 1.7 percent to...

  • *Indonesia, Thailand buy large volumes of feed wheat. Indonesia has bought over 1 million tonnes of feed wheat this year, while Thailand has locked in close to 2 million tonnes with the country booking cargoes right up to December, according to three trade sources. "The demand for feed wheat is so strong in Asia that it has narrowed the spread between milling and feed...

  • The most actively traded Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures contract hit its highest since July 2014 while CBOT corn futures topped out at a 10-1/ 2- month high. "We are heating up, and it is all coming from South America," Charlie Sernatinger, global head of grain futures at ED&F Man Capital said in a note to clients. Chicago Board of Trade soybeans for July...

  • CHICAGO, June 1- U.S. corn and soybean futures rose on Wednesday, bouncing back from overnight weakness after a U.S. Agriculture Department conditions report failed to allay concerns about early crop development, traders said. "People still looking at our near-term weather," said Steve Erdman, president of broker EFG Group in Chicago. At 10:25 a.m. CDT, Chicago...

  • CHICAGO, May 31- U.S. wheat futures sank 3.2 percent on Tuesday, on track for their biggest daily decline in four weeks as forecasts called for improving harvest conditions for the winter crop good weather for spring wheat development. "Drier weather begins to develop in the southern Plains starting this weekend to improve harvest conditions," Commodity Weather...

  • CHICAGO, May 31- U.S. wheat futures sank 2.9 percent on Tuesday, on track for their biggest daily decline in four weeks as forecasts called for improving harvest conditions for the winter crop good weather for spring wheat development. "Drier weather begins to develop in the southern Plains starting this weekend to improve harvest conditions," Commodity Weather...

  • CHICAGO, May 27- Chicago Board of Trade corn futures rose nearly 1 percent on Friday to the highest level in 10 months on strong export demand and short-covering ahead of a long U.S. holiday weekend, traders said. At the CBOT as of 1:09 p.m. CDT, July corn was up 4-1/ 4 cents at $4.12-1/ 2 per bushel. July soybeans were up 5-1/ 4 cents at $10.85 a bushel and July wheat was down 1/...

  • *Rain-hit Argentina harvest causes concerns over exports. At the Chicago Board of Trade as of 11:05 a.m. CDT July soybeans were down 4-1/ 2 cents at $10.81 per bushel after reaching $10.98, the highest spot price since September 2014. CBOT July wheat rose up 10-1/ 2 cents at $4.76-1/ 2 a bushel and July corn added up 2-1/ 2 cents at $4.07-1/ 4 a bushel.

  • SINGAPORE, May 25- U.S. wheat futures rose for a second session on Wednesday with prices underpinned by forecasts of rains in the U.S. Plains winter wheat belt will diminish in the southwest the rest of this week allowing some improvement in harvest conditions, but southeastern areas remain unfavorably wet, Commodity Weather Group said. Chicago Board of Trade...

  • CHICAGO, May 23- U.S. soybean futures fell on Monday on profit-taking as soymeal backed down from contract highs and as the U.S. dollar firmed, steering investors away from commodities, analysts said. At the Chicago Board of Trade as of 11:58 a.m. CST, July soybeans were down 16-1/ 4 cents at $10.58 per bushel after dipping to $10.52. CBOT July wheat was down 3-1/ 4 cents...

  • *Soymeal dips after 18- month high on Argentina crop fears. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, May 23- Chicago soymeal futures edged lower on Monday as a retreat across commodities encouraged the oilseed market to consolidate after an 18- month high before the weekend due to concerns about rain losses in Argentina's soybean harvest. Chicago Board of Trade most-active soybeans...

  • CHICAGO, May 19- U.S. grain and soybean futures dropped to their lowest levels in about a week on Thursday as gains in the dollar prompted investors to take profits out of commodities after recent rallies. Such outside investors will be sidelined until the dollar rally abates, said Rich Feltes, analyst for broker R.J. O'Brien. Wheat gave up 11-1/ 4 cents, or 2.3 percent,...

  • "The funds continue to defend their position," said Jason Britt, president of Central States Commodities. Chicago Board of Trade July soybean futures settled down 5 cents at $10.75-1/ 4 a bushel. Warm and wet spring weather in leading Black Sea grain producers Russia and Ukraine has paved the way for a large wheat harvest.

  • CHICAGO, May 18- U.S. soybean futures eased on a round of profit taking on Wednesday while corn edged up to its highest in nearly four weeks and wheat futures were close to unchanged. "The funds continue to defend their position," said Jason Britt, president of Central States Commodities. At 11:03 a.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade July soybean futures were down 7 cents...

  • BUENOS AIRES, May 16- Argentine wheat exports more than doubled in the first quarter, government data showed, as farmers rushed to sell stockpiles ahead of an expected jump in plantings spurred by the open-market policies of new President Mauricio Macri. Argentina, the world's 10th biggest wheat exporter, shipped 3.13 million tonnes of the grain in the first...

  • At the Chicago Board of Trade as of 12:08 p.m. CDT, July wheat was up 6-3/ 4 cents at $4.74-3/ 4 per bushel. CBOT July corn was up 1 cent at $3.90 a bushel after reaching $3.91-1/ 4, its highest since May 3. "Short-covering is supporting wheat values this morning," Karl Setzer, analyst with the MaxYield Cooperative in West Bend, Iowa, said in a note to clients.

  • *Soybeans pause one day after blockbuster USDA stocks data. At the Chicago Board of Trade, July soybeans settled down 5-3/ 4 cents at $10.78-1/ 4 per bushel. July corn fell 3-1/ 2 cents to $3.77-1/ 2 a bushel and July wheat ended down 2-1/ 4 cents at $4.59 a bushel.

  • *Soybeans pause one day after blockbuster USDA stocks data. At the Chicago Board of Trade as of 12:08 p.m. CDT, July soybeans were down 7-1/ 2 cents at $10.76-1/ 2 per bushel. July corn fell 5 cents to $3.76 a bushel and July wheat slipped 3 cents to $4.58-1/ 4 a bushel.

  • USDA cut its outlook for Argentine soy production by 2.5 million tonnes following heavy rains that damaged crops in that key exporter. USDA estimated the 2016/ 17 U.S. winter wheat crop at an unexpectedly big 1.427 billion bushels, based on an average yield of 47.8 bushels per acre. USDA lowered its outlook for 2015/ 16 U.S. soy ending stocks to 400 million bushels...