Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Higher


Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities traded higher Monday, with Wheat futures rising more than 1% as weather forecasts showed little rain relief for dry Wheat crops in the US Plains or drought-affected grain belts in major exporter Argentina.

The most active Corn contract for May delivery rose 2c, or 0.52% to close at 3.8725 bu.

May Wheat delivery rose 9.25c, or 1.85% to close at 5.0925 bu.

May Soybean rose 6c, or 0.61% to close at 10.775 bu.

CBOT floor brokers report that funds Monday bought 2,400 contracts of Wheat, 3,300 contracts of Corn, and 1,700 contracts of Soybean. In Soy products, funds have sold 1,100 contracts of Soymeal and bought 3,100 contracts of Soyoil.

As for international market, a few thunderstorms dotted Argentina overnight with rain totals of 0.1 to 0.7 in and coverage placed at 30%.

The Argentine weather forecast maintains an arid flow for the next 10 to 14 days with there being no evidence of the big soaking rain to ease the 4-month drought.

Stay tuned…

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