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CBOT wheat drops 3.3pc as funds sell CHICAGO: Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures plunged 3.3 percent, the biggest drop in more than a year, on long liquidation by investment funds following some much-needed rains in the US Plains, traders said.Technical selling also was noted as the benchmark Chicago Board of Trade May soft red winter wheat contract dropped through key support levels at its 30-day and 40-day moving averages during the session.It was the biggest daily drop in percentage terms for the front-month contract since shedding 3.5 percent on April 1, 2013.Analysts said that the rainfall was actually less than expected in many parts of the Plains.But losses accelerated after CBOT May fell through the 23.6 percent point on a Fibonacci retracement from a rally that pushed prices to a nine-month high in late March.K.C. hard red winter wheat and MGEX spring wheat also posted sharp losses.The US Agriculture Department said on Monday morning that weekly ...

CBOT soybeans drop as weather improves CHICAGO: Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures fell on Monday on a round of profit taking following the market's rally to a nine-month high on Thursday, traders said.Improving planting weather in the US Midwest also contributed to the weakness hanging over the market. Losses in new-crop soybeans outstripped old-crop months.Tight domestic supplies of soybeans limited the declines in the futures market and prices for the benchmark May contract found support around the 10-day moving average.Soymeal ...
CBOT corn at 3-week low on improved US planting outlook CHICAGO: US corn futures declined for the third straight session and finished at their lowest levels of the month on Monday, pressured by improved planting conditions in the top-producing country the United States, traders said.Warm and dry conditions over the weekend allowed farmers in much of the US Midwest to work fields. Extended forecasts in the region call for above-normal temperatures but scattered rains could delay corn seedings later this week in parts of the ...
ICE Canada canola slips on better planting weather, soybean drop WINNIPEG: ICE Canada canola futures dropped on Monday for the second straight session, pressured by a dip in soybean prices and milder weather ahead of planting season in Western Canada.Canadian farmers are expected to plant the second-largest canola area on record this spring, of 21.1 million acres.May canola lost $6.40 at $463.30 per tonne.July gave up $6.00 to $473.30 per tonne.May-July spread widened to a July premium of $10.Chicago May soybeans shed 15-1/4 U.S. cents ...
Arabica coffee sinks, ICE raw sugar rises in light volumes NEW YORK: ICE arabica coffee sank in choppy, light trade on Monday as investors booked profits, while raw sugar futures gained amid reduced producer selling due to the holiday in top grower Brazil.Cocoa futures eased in trading that was notably thin across the board after ICE Futures U.S. softs markets opened late following the Good Friday holiday. The Liffe market was closed but due to reopen on Tuesday.The benchmark July arabica coffee contract fell 4.90 ...
Dry weather helps Argentine farmers speed up soy harvesting BUENOS AIRES: Argentina's soybean harvest is speeding up thanks to dry weather that started last week and is expected to continue over the days ahead, improving soil conditions after extreme early-April rains halted farm activity.Harvesting machines in parts of the Pampas farm belt got bogged down in the mud earlier this month, raising concerns about yield damage."In the central farm belt 80 percent of soy fields are alright. But the 20 percent that is located ...
Mexican sugar producers deny imports threaten US industry WASHINGTON: Mexican sugar imports are no threat to the profitable, "well-heeled" and protected US sugar industry, Mexican producers said on Friday, rebuffing accusations that super-cheap imported sugar risks nearly $1 billion damage to the local industry.U.S sugar producers have accused Mexico of "dumping" subsidized sugar across the border in a complaint with the US International Trade Commission which could lead to duties on Mexican imports and spark retaliation against US exports.In Mexico's first formal response ...


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