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  • GRAINS-Soybeans extend gains after China cuts rates Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 7:15 AM ET

    *Soybeans extend gains to 1.3 pct after China cuts rates. *USDA leaves condition of soybean, corn crop unchanged. Wheat gained 1 percent despite the U.S. Department of Agriculture pegging the progress of the spring wheat harvest above market expectations.

  • *Corn, wheat futures advance into positive territory. CHICAGO, Aug 24- U.S. soybean futures dropped to their lowest levels in over six years on Monday and soyoil touched a nine-year low as concerns about China's faltering economy fueled selloffs in commodities and equities markets. Soybeans have dropped in six out of the last seven sessions on worries that signs...

  • *Corn also down after rally, Pro Farmer tour yields eyed. Corn was on pace for a modest weekly gain after falling 2 percent last week but soybeans and wheat were poised for a second straight weekly drop. Corn prices softened after consolidating from a rally this week, with traders awaiting Friday's crop estimates from the Pro Farmer newsletter following this...

  • *Wheat holds at $5 as corn, dollar offset global supply. Soybeans also remained under pressure from concerns about the economy in China that have pushed commodity markets to multi-year lows. Chicago wheat also ticked upwards, drawing support from corn, a weaker dollar and chart support around the $5 level.

  • *Wheat up nearly 2 pct after Wednesday's 3 pct slide. *USDA surprised market with higher soy, corn crop forecasts. At the Chicago Board of Trade as of 12:55 p.m. CDT, September wheat was up 8 cents at $5.00-1/ 4 per bushel.

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    About a quarter of all S&P 500 companies will report earnings in the coming week, which could be a boost for stocks.

  • US crops: Beans hit hardest Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 1:18 PM ET
    US crops: Beans hit hardest

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports the details out of the latest U.S. crop report.

  • Sugar slide to sweeten Smucker, Hershey shares Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    When the price of sugar falls, things get sweeter for processed food manufacturers such as J.M. Smucker and Hershey, if history is a guide.

  • Commodity check: Oil, corn & wheat Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 2:53 PM ET
    Commodity check: Oil, corn & wheat

    The price of oil continues to slide, and it's the birthday of commercial oil wells in the U.S. CNBC's Rick Santelli checks on corn and wheat prices.

  • Futures Now: Corn & wheat slide Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 12:30 PM ET
    Futures Now: Corn & wheat slide

    The Futures Now team discusses concerns about food inflation, and whether the slide in corn and wheat is good news.

  • Hold your horses on wheat: StanChart Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 11:12 PM ET
    Hold your horses on wheat: StanChart

    Abah Ofon, Director of Agricultural Commodities Research at Standard Chartered, says tensions about Ukraine have added a supply premium to the wheat market.

  • Ukraine turmoil: Is this the worst-hit commodity? Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 5:21 AM ET

    The Ukraine conflict has sent commodities markets into a tizzy, with Russia's invasion of the Ukrainian peninsula Crimea pushing up wheat and corn.

  • Girl Scouts go gluten-free in test cookie push Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    In two weeks, Girl Scouts will descend upon supermarkets and businesses to peddle boxes of cookies, tempting people with a new gluten-free cookie.

  • Global food prices tick up on higher sugar costs Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 9:54 AM ET

    The United Nations food agency said rising sugar prices due to harvest concerns in Brazil drove global food prices slightly higher in October.

  • What to expect from agricultural commodities Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 5:20 AM ET
    What to expect from agricultural commodities

    Simona Gambarini, associate director of research at ETF Securities, expects the upcoming USDA crop report to stay bearish.

  • Bread Driving Egypt Protests: Pro Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    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.

  • USDA: 97.4 Million Acres of Corn Planted Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 2:25 PM ET
    USDA: 97.4 Million Acres of Corn Planted

    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.

  • Unapproved Wheat Found In Oregon Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 4:25 PM ET
    Unapproved Wheat Found In Oregon

    The Department of Agriculture has found unapproved, genetically modified wheat on an Oregon farm, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • High Prices 'Great Fertilizer': Grain Expert Friday, 10 May 2013 | 11:35 AM ET
    High Prices 'Great Fertilizer': Grain Expert

    Jerry Gulke, Gulke Group president discusses what he expects to see from today's USDA Supply and Demand Report, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • Cold Weather Hurting Crops? Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 1:24 PM ET
    Cold Weather Hurting Crops?

    Discussing how staples, including corn, wheat and soy, are holding up in the Midwest amid cold weather, with Weather Channel's Reynolds Wolf and Jeff Kilburg, KKM Financial.