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6 hours ago | Regina Koh
China imported 5.92 million tonnes of soybeans from Brazil in April, figures from the country’s General Administration of Customs (GACC) showed on Monday May 20, the highest since September when shipments from the South American country were recorded at 6.88 million tonnes.
17 May 2024 | Masha Belikova
The Russian Grain Exporters Union has released its first weekly forecast for the country’s grain export and production for the 2024/25 marketing year, given the “weather cataclysms” affecting the crops...
17 May 2024 | Mark Shenk
Speculators in the US corn and wheat markets disposed of shorts and added longs in the week ended Tuesday May 14, while the soybean market experienced declines in both shorts and longs, a report from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) showed late on Friday May 17.
17 May 2024 | Mark Shenk
The US hard red winter (HRW) wheat harvest in Texas slowed due to rain, while hard red spring (HRS) and durum crops continues at a steady clip, this year’s second weekly harvest report update from the US Wheat Associates (USWA) showed on Friday May 17.
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Wheat Commentary
17 May 2024
US wheat prices declined on Friday May 17 on signs that Kansas will have a better-than-expected hard red winter (HRW) harvest, while market participants shrugged off worries about the effect of dry weather and frost on crops in Russia, the world’s largest exporter of the grain.
Corn Commentary
17 May 2024
US corn futures remained under pressure on Friday May 17 for the fourth consecutive day this week, on improved drought conditions in key growing areas and bearish USDA figures reported throughout the week, including decreased weekly inspections, net sales and exports.
Soybean Commentary
17 May 2024
Soybean front-month futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) firmed on Friday May 17 following rain in the US, lingering concerns around floods in southern Brazil and higher soyoil prices.
Vegoils Commentary
17 May 2024
Crude palm oil (CPO) futures in Malaysia made robust gains on Friday May 17 due to stronger Chinese vegoil futures.

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17 May 2024 | Masha Belikova
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