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Projected U.S. wheat supplies for 2015 to '16 increased 58 million bushels for July on larger beginning stocks and production, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates. U.S. oilseed production for 2015 to '16 is projected at 115.1 million tons, up 1 million tons, mainly on higher soybean product... (full story)


Wheat traded back and forth last week, corn futures traded sideways after closing higher the previous two weeks and soybeans were down for the week. (full story)


PARIS/SINGAPORE - Chicago wheat lost more ground on Wednesday as drier weather eased concerns about the U.S. harvest, and the Greece crisis and plunging Chinese equities continued to sap investor confidence. (full story)


Mustard markets are bullish, but don't get carried away. Statistics Canada says mustard seedings dropped from 500,000 acres last year to 325,000 this year - down 35 percent. (full story)


Wheat pushed higher last week despite a negative U.S. Department of Agriculture Planted Acreage report. The corn futures traded to highs last seen in December 2014 with a bullish USDA report. As of the July 1 close, November soybeans were 43.5 cents higher for the week. (full story)


Canola futures have had a $50-per-ton rally so far in June. The positive school says it's from the dryness on the western prairies. There is no chart signal the move is over and unseeded soybean acreage is supportive. (full story)


Wheat traded with solid gains last week, as three out of four sessions posted strong gains while only one session showed losses. Stress from excessive rain continues to provide support for the corn market. For soybeans concerns about slow soybean planting continued to provide support. (full story)


Flax took a bit of a tumble in the past two weeks on little fundamental news. The best explanation could be this excerpt from the March 17 issue of Wild Oats: "Flax markets have been supported by the Kazakh flax crop, which wound up covered with snow last fall." That meant European users had to sour... (full story)


Wheat started the week sharply lower, while weather concerns affected the corn market and soybeans traded higher. (full story)


The canary market is finally showing a bit of strength. Prices had been falling since 2011 and had been as low as 24 cents per pound freight on board. There's more at 25 cents, but it would probably take 26 or 27 cents to source any volume. (full story)


The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its June World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, which projects higher wheat supplies, but lower corn production over last year's record. (full story)


Wheat started last week with solid gains, but slipped lower after the release of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's June Crop Production report. Corn struggled last week, with a lot of negative news thrown at the market. The USDA report showed larger-than-expected world stocks, with larger product... (full story)


Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., on Thursday introduced bipartisan legislation to make sure a Commodity Futures Trading Commission regulation allows for sufficient time to send payments to their Futures Commission Merchant (FCM) and to repea... (full story)


Wheat traded with strong gains last week, with much of the strength coming from winter wheat production concerns. Traders are concerned that disease will soon start to reduce the quality and quantity of the crop. The corn market bounced off the eight-month lows from the week ending May 29 and closed... (full story)


CME Group Inc. said on Friday it barred a grain trader from its markets for three years for executing noncompetitive transactions and suspended another for two years for market manipulation. (full story)


WASHINGTON - A win for the United States in a dispute with India over restrictions on U.S. poultry and egg imports will help lower trade barriers and open new markets for U.S. farmers, U.S. officials said on Thursday. (full story)


Wheat took a hit last week, trading with losses in the first half of the short week and only managing to end mixed on May 28. For the week ending May 28, July Minneapolis dropped 21.75 cents, September Minneapolis gave back 22.25 cents, July Chicago lost 26.5 cents and July Kansas City lost 36.25... (full story)


WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Rains continue to plague the U.S. hard red winter wheat crop, and analysts are lowering their production estimates. Given the continuous rains, it is very hard to get on the fields to spray in a timely fashion. (full story)


With a population of 1.3 billion and a small agricultural area relative to its population, China is the hope for an export-led prosperity for grain and oilseed farmers in the major agricultural exporting nations. (full story)


The early consensus on the weekend frost is that minimal damage was done to newly planted oats. (full story)


Russian meat producer Cherkizovo's net profit fell 7.7 percent in the first quarter to 2 billion rubles ($42 million) because of a one-off gain in the first quarter of 2014, it said on Friday. (full story)


Packaged foods maker Campbell Soup Co. reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by lower promotions, higher selling prices and cost cuts. Shares of the company, known for its soups, Pepperidge Farm cookies and Goldfish crackers, rose 1.5 percent in premarket trading on Friday. (full story)


Wheat started the week on the defense, but turned to end the week with strong gains. The corn market made a small bounce off its seven-month lows made the week before last, with the strength in the wheat complex. As of the May 14 close, July soybeans were 19.25 cents lower for the week while Novembe... (full story)


You can probably still get $13.50 per bushel for flax delivered to Manitoba plants and elevators, but not for long. Asian demand is sated. There are 100,000 metric tons of flax sitting at port positions in China and two vessels en route. Assume that Chinese demand, for the moment at least, is dead. (full story)


Thailand surprisingly reported quarterly growth for the first three months of 2015 but the economy is still stumbling one year after the army took power. (full story)


Russia's government said on Friday it had decided to lift a wheat export duty. On its Twitter feed, the government said: "The decision has been taken about the abolition of the export duty on wheat." (full story)


Tighter controls imposed by Taiwan on Japanese food imports would be temporary and were aimed at uncovering the mislabeling of goods from regions hit by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, Taiwan's president said Monday. (full story)


Timely rains turn things around for growers, a new generation faces the challenges and demands of the family farm, and an NDSU student builds a tiny tractor for a competition. Don't miss this week's episode of AgweekTV. (full story)


Let's suppose you are trying to bring a friend around to your point of view. Would you tell her she's emotional, illogical, outdated and not very smart? Would you complain that he's being dishonest, fabricating falsehoods and denying reality with his knee-jerk response? (full story)


Wholesale U.S. choice-grade beef hit an all-time high on Thursday, spurred by supermarkets stocking up on tight supplies for the May 25 Memorial Day holiday, the kickoff of the summer grilling season, traders and analysts said. (full story)


Legislation key to sealing a Pacific trade pact passed a major test in the U.S. Senate on Thursday in a boost to a deal that is central to President Barack Obama's strategic shift toward Asia. (full story)


U.S. senators on Thursday backed tough new rules against currency manipulation ahead of an important test vote that holds the key to completing a Pacific Rim trade deal, the backbone of the Obama administration's pivot to Asia. (full story)


Brazil is "closer than it had ever been" to exporting fresh beef to the U.S., the chief executive of Brazilian meat packer JBS SA said on Thursday, adding he expects shipments to start later this year. (full story)


Western Canadian seeding has passed the 25 percent mark, about double the normal pace. Conditions are generally excellent although eastern Manitoba and southern Alberta could use rain. (full story)


Wheat traded with losses three of the four sessions last week with all exchanges once again hitting new weekly lows. The corn market traded to seven-month lows last week with rapid planting progress and widespread rain. As of the May 7 close, July soybeans were 10.25 cents higher for the week while... (full story)


We had a great winter in the pea market - good prices and easy movement. Peas were pouring out of Canada, mainly to Chinese starch fractionation plants. (full story)


Sysco Corp. reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit, hurt by higher costs and a strong dollar, a day before hearing begins on the Federal Trade Commission's motion to block the company's acquisition of rival US Foods Inc. (full story)


All wheat contracts traded to five-year lows last week before finding willing buyers. The corn market broke out of its three-month range to the downside last week. Soybeans opened the week with modest gains April 27 and 28, as buying supported the market at prices near six-month lows. (full story)


Wheat traded with gains last week, as technical buying stepped in to help push wheat off its lows. The corn market lost ground, with expectations that planting picked up with an open week of weather in the Midwest, and the funds continue to hold a large short position. Soybeans traded higher to star... (full story)


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Hog and cattle prices hit an all-time high for South Dakota livestock producers in 2014. "Both hogs and cattle experienced an exceptional ride this past year," says Lori Tonak, Mitchell (S.D.) Technical Institute instructor of farm business management in a press release. (full story)


At least five merchant vessels carrying food are stuck off Yemen, shipping data showed on Wednesday, as warships from a Saudi-led coalition search them for weapons bound for Iran-allied Houthi rebel forces, with delays adding to a humanitarian crisis. (full story)


The grain trade this past week was anticipating the release of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's crop conditions report. (full story)


If you're a lentil grower, you've just had the best marketing winter of your career. You probably had an OK yield but, with all the rain at harvest, you probably harvested your worst-quality crop. Here's where everything worked. Demand has been red-hot, including for product that, in another year... (full story)


For the week ending March 26, May Minneapolis lost 26.25 cents, May Chicago fell 30.75 cents and May Kansas City lost 26.5 cents. As of 10 a.m. March 27, wheat trade was up 2.5 cents to 7 cents. (full story)


Soybeans in Manitoba are flat, trading about where they were in January. Buyers price off Chicago Board of Trade futures, and they had a minor run in February so there were slightly better prices available for a while. Delmar International Inc. is paying 30 cents over May, putting it at $10.10 the... (full story)


For the week ending March 19, May Minneapolis gained 5.25 cents, May Chicago gained 10 cents and May Kansas City gained 11 cents. As of 10 a.m. March 20, wheat trade was up 8.5 to 12.5 cents. (full story)


WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Flax continues to have a good market. Legumex is paying $14.50 per bushel delivered in Winkler, Manitoba. Elevators are about $13.50. Compared with canola, flax is on the expensive side. (full story)


Government support for U.S. grain farmers under the new five-year farm bill will peak with the coming 2015 crop, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute says in a new report. (full story)


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