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CORN PRICES TUMBLE AS SUPPLY OUTLOOK IMPROVES

  NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE: Falling Corn prices will exert downward pressure on most of the food chain.   06.21.16 – Supply outlook improves in the U.S. and Brazil Corn futures in Chicago fell by the most in three years and prices

Worst month for commodities in 2 years

The U.S. Department of Agriculture raised its estimates on global stockpiles for cotton, corn, soybeans last month, signaling a growing glut. Bigger crops are helping to keep food inflation in check, with the United Nations reporting a third monthly drop

US corn hits 4-year low on crop outlook

Global output of raw corn futures for December delivery fell 1.7 percent to close at $3.72 a bushel on the Chicago Board of Trade. Earlier, the price touched $3.705, the lowest for a most-active contract since July 14, 2010. The

Soybeans tumble after USDA acreage report

In its June 30th acreage report , the USDA indicates that soybean planted area for 2014 is estimated at a record high 84.8 million acres, up 11 percent from last year. Area for harvest, at 84.1 million acres, is up

Ethanol at six-week low on EIA report

Last week, Ethanol declined to a six-week low after a government report showed production of the biofuel rose to a record. Ethanol futures for August tumbled 3.7% to $1.991 a gallon in Chicago. Corn futures for July, meanwhile, stood 1.0%

GMO corn in trouble

China turned away at least 1.45 million metric tons of corn since late November, “substantially greater” than the 908,800 reported by the Chinese government, the National Grain & Feed Association, based in Washington, said in a statement last week. The

Drought still impacts corn growers

The drought that impacted the United States and the countries around the Black Sea seems to be a thing of the past. The picture is quite different for South America where hot and dry conditions in parts ot the continent make

Ethanol price falling on more corn output

Ethanol dropped to the lowest price in more than three years, expanding its discount to gasoline, on speculation the corn harvest will enable distillers to increase production of the biofuel. Denatured ethanol for November delivery fell 1.2 cents, or 0.7

US government shutdown – What impact on commodities?

The US government shutdown is starting to disrupt commodity markets. Beyond its budget gridlock, the United States could default on its debt if no agreement is reached in Congress by Thursday of next week. This threat to the world’s largest

Corn and Soybeans fall sharply

Corn futures plunged to a three-year low after the U.S. Department of Agriculture boosted its inventory estimate by 25 percent. Soybeans dropped the most in six months as supplies topped analyst estimates by 11 percent. Corn futures dropped 2.8 percent