Soybeans Enter Stage Right

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But when the CME Globex session fires up on Sunday evening, corn will find itself sharing the stage with its longtime vaudeville partner as soybeans prepares for its grand entrance. The month of July has always belonged to corn. Corn dominates headlines as traders react to every minute change in weather forecasts. This year has…


Corn and soybeans to open slightly lower Friday

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Corn prices are expected to open 5 to 8 cents lower on Friday. There has been no real change to weather forecasts. Parts of the Western and Northern sections of the Midwest got rain on Thursday night into Friday morning, but the southern part of the region remains hot and generally dry. Parts of South…


Wheat, corn, oat and soybean futures fall on the CBOT; beef prices rise

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CHICAGO — Grains futures fell Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for September delivery fell 20.75 cents to $6.7250 a bushel; December corn fell 17.50 cents to $6.6875 a bushel; December oats fell 5.50 cents to $3.5750 a bushel; while November soybeans fell 14.25 cents to $13.5725 a bushel. Beef futures rise, while…


Wheat use in feed to hit 20-year high, says IGC

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Wheat use in feed is set to reach the highest in more than 20 years, lifted by its "competitive cost" and supplies boosted by harvests which look like beating previous expectations, the International Grains Council said. The IGC, in a much-watched monthly report, hiked its estimate for the world wheat harvest in 2011-12 by 8m…


Corn Supply Record Still Possible

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The maturity of the U.S. corn crop is still on track in most areas according to the most recent U.S. Department of Agriculture crop progress report. Additionally, with only spotty exception, the majority of the crop is of comparable condition as that of 2009, when U.S. corn growers set the current production record. "While it’s…


Corn, cotton help Dow Chemical beat profit hopes

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A jump in agriculture profits, spurred by bumper demand for cotton seed and cereals herbicides, helped Dow Chemical post a 73% jump in earnings, beating Wall Street expectations. The industrial heavyweight, whose technology is used in everything from paints to smartphones, reported earnings attributable to holders of its common stock of $982m for the April-to-June…


Hot, Dry Season Putting Damper on Corn Yield Potential

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Late-planted Ohio corn may show signs of heat stress and reduced yield potential as extremely hot, dry days plague the state, said Ohio State Extension corn scientist Peter Thomison When corn is planted in wet soils, root systems often don’t develop as well as they would have in drier conditions. And in years with a…


Corn, soybeans trade higher at midday

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Corn futures are trading slightly higher at midday. Strength is coming from the decline in crop condition ratings in Monday’s Crop Progress report, which showed the percent rated good fell 4 points and the index accounting for all 5 categories fell by 8 points. The condition of the crop is now the lowest it has…


Corn yields with perennial cover crop are equal to traditional farming

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Soil quality, water quality, and possibly even farm profits will all benefit by using a perennial cover crop on corn fields that allows for similar yields to traditional farming methods, according to Iowa State University research. Using standard agronomic practices and managing a perennial cover crop between rows of corn can keep soil, nutrients and…


CBOT corn outlook: Seen higher on declining crop ratings

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U.S. corn futures are expected to start higher Tuesday on concerns declining condition ratings for the crop will translate into a smaller-than-expected harvest. Traders predict corn for December delivery, the most actively traded contract, will open up 2 cents to 4 cents a bushel at the Chicago Board of Trade. In overnight electronic trading, the…


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