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Corn Advances Amid Concerns About U.S. Crop Conditions

Corn rose for a third day, extending a weekly gain, amid concern that excessive rain in the U.S. Midwest will cause crop conditions to deteriorate for the world's biggest grower and exporter. Wheat and soybeans climbed.

Treasuries Gain, Ruble Drops as U.S. Stocks Erase Gains

The ruble declined and Treasuries rose after a deadly clash in Ukraine. U.S. stocks erased gains.

Brazil Cuts Soy and Corn Outlook as Heat Wave Harms Crops

Brazilian soybean and corn growers will reap less than previously forecast as heat and drought harm crops in several parts of the country, the government said.

Grain higher, livestock mostly higher

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were higher Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board f Trade.

Cotton Crop Expanding After Corn Slump Spurs Switch: Commodities

In the Texas panhandle, the center of U.S. cotton country, it wasn't just higher prices and a lingering drought that influenced Dee Vaughan's crop plans for his 7,000-acre (2,800-hectare) farm. It was corn.

Corn Extends Decline as Ukraine Shipments Ease Supply Concerns

Corn extended its biggest drop in a week as Ukraine boosted exports, easing concern that political tensions would curb supply from the third-biggest shipper.

Corn Near Three-Year Low on Global Supplies, Argentina Rainfall

Corn fell for a fourth day to trade near a three-year low on expectations that supplies in the U.S. will be bigger than the government estimates, and as rain in Argentina aided planting.

Corn Extends Slump to One-Week Low as USDA Signals Ample Supply

Corn extended its biggest drop in more than three months after the U.S. Department of Agriculture raised its outlook for global supply. Soybeans and wheat fell.

Corn Drops to Three-Year Low on Beneficial U.S. Weather

Corn futures fell to the lowest in more than three years as dry weather improved harvest prospects for a U.S. crop that the government estimates will be the world's biggest ever.


  • USDA Weekly Weather Reports and Crop Summary (Every Thursday @12pm)
  • USDA Grain Stocks Report
  • USDA Prospective Plantings Report
  • USDA Export Estimates
  • USDA Yearly Global Crop Production Review
  • USDA Yearly International Winter Grain Prospects
  • Crop Supply and Demand fluctuations
  • US Row Crop Harvests
  • Global Crop Progress in South America, Australia, Brazil and Argentina
  • Domestic and International Labor Issues and Strikes concerning farmers and crops
  • Seasonality
  • Unseasonal or Extreme Weather – Rain, Flooding, Drought, Delayed Planting, and Early frosts
  • CFTC Commitment of Traders Report
  • Government Subsidies, Programs and Loan Rates
  • Dollar Value compared to Asian Currencies including the Yuan
  • Chinese and Indian Agricultural Policies Regarding Exports and Genetically Modified Imports
  • US and Chinese Trade Relations
  • Political Legislation and Discussions related to Ethanol Use
  • Food Prices
  • Inflation and Deflation Debate
  • Energy Prices
  • Salmonella Outbreaks or other contaminated agricultural products
  • Crop Disease or infestation
  • Climate Change Debate and Effects on Crops

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