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2009-10-05 17:26:26

Grain futures closed mostly higher Monday after stocks on Wall Street closed in the black following four consecutive trading sessions in the red. Corn was up 7 1/4 to up 8, soybeans were off 4 1/2 to unchanged; wheat was up 1 to up 1 1/2 and oats were up 1 1/2. Corn futures rose supported by the dollar's decline against the euro and the yen Monday. Wheat rose despite beneficial rain expected in Argentina. Soybean futures fell with the 2009 U.S. harvest 15 percent complete, the U.S. Department...

2009-10-02 16:25:25

Grain futures closed lower on the Chicago Board of Trade Friday as equities dropped on Wall Street for the fourth consecutive day. Corn was off 6 1/2 to off 7, soybeans were off 27 1/4 to off 33, wheat was off 11 1/2 to off 11 3/4 and oats were off 3 to off 3 1/2. Corn futures dropped with forecasts calling for sharp temperature drops for next week in the Midwest. Wheat prices fell despite dry weather stressing the wheat crop in Australia. Soybeans fell with Chinese markets closed for a...

2009-09-25 15:58:39

Grain futures closed mixed Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade as the dollar lost ground against the euro and the yen. Corn was off 2 1/2 to off 3 1/4, soybeans were up 4 1/2 to up 6 1/2, wheat was off 18 1/2 to off 23 1/4 and oats were unchanged. Corn futures opened higher, but turned lower in late afternoon with the harvest in the Midwest just underway. Wheat prices fell with a freeze expected in eastern Australia and rain delaying Delta planting. India reported a slightly increased...

2009-09-24 16:27:59

Grain futures closed mixed on the Chicago Board of Trade Thursday as equities failed to make headway on Wall Street. Corn was up 5 3/4 to up 6 1/2, soybeans were off 1/2 to off 1 1/2, wheat was up 13 to up 16 and oats were up 3 to up 3 1/2. Corn futures rose with weather patterns in the Midwest staying clear of a hard frost. Wheat prices rose with Morocco tendering for 600,000 metric tons of U.S. wheat. Soybeans prices dropped slightly with the U.S. Department of Agriculture announcing the...

2009-08-06 15:50:05

Grain futures closed lower on the Chicago Board of Trade Thursday as the U.S. dollar gained against the euro and yen, sapping strength from the export market. Corn was off 14 1/2 to off 16 3/4, soybeans were off 4 1/2 to off 15, wheat was off 28 1/4 to off 28 1/2 and oats were off 4 1/2 to off 5. Corn futures dropped despite forecasts that beneficial rain may pass by some areas of the Corn Belt. Wheat lost ground as Egypt turned to Russia and France for a purchase of 210,000 metric tons....

2009-05-14 16:23:55

Grains closed higher on the Chicago Board of Trade Thursday as the dollar traded lower against the euro and crude oil prices rose modestly. Corn was up 1 3/4 to up 2, soybeans were up 13 1/2 to up 19 1/2, wheat was up 2 3/4 to up 4 1/2 and oats were up 1/2 to up 1 1/2. Rain continues to delay corn planting in the Midwest, but is forecast to abate by Sunday. India's trade secretary said a moratorium on wheat exports could end soon. China was in the market for soybeans Thursday, buying 120,000...

2009-05-11 16:17:57

Grain futures closed mostly lower on the Chicago Board of Trade Monday as an upward trend in U.S. stock markets also stalled. Corn was off 1/2 to up 1/2, soybeans were off 4 to up 4 1/2, wheat was off 1/4 to unchanged and oats were up 2 1/4 to up 6 1/2. Corn prices fell slightly as planting, still behind its historic average, is about 50 percent completed as of this week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. Wheat also fell with the USDA reporting the winter wheat crop progressing near...

2009-04-21 17:35:22

Grains closed higher on the Chicago Board of Trade Tuesday as stocks staged a comeback on Wall Street after Monday's losses. Corn was up 4 1/2 to up 4 3/4, soybeans were up 19 1/2 to up 30, wheat was up 4 1/4 to up 5 and oats were up 2 1/2. Traders said a slow start to planting contributed to gains in corn prices. Southern Plains wheat areas are expecting potentially stressful warm weather this week. Soybeans prices rose as private forecasters said Argentina's previous crop estimates were too...

2009-04-16 15:22:19

Grains closed mostly higher on the Chicago Board of Trade Thursday as stocks rose on Wall Street and the dollar gained against the euro and the yen. Corn was up 1 1/4 to up 1 1/2, soybeans were up 9 1/2 to up 10, wheat was up 9 1/2 to up 10 and oats were off 3 to off 3 1/2. Corn opened higher, but remains under pressure as planting picked up steam in the the Midwest. Wheat trading closed at a high point as Egypt announced a tender for 175,000 metric tons. Soybeans rallied with shrinking...

2009-04-03 15:53:30

Grains closed higher on the Chicago Board of Trade Friday, as markets on Wall Street closed with moderate gains. Corn was up 1 1/2 to up 2, soybeans were up 12 3/4 to up 18 1/2, wheat was up 12 to up 13 1/4 and oats were up 1 1/2. Corn and wheat rose as wet weather continued to delay field work in the Midwest. Forecasts predict the weather will also move colder into the middle of next week. Soybeans closed up most of the week after the U.S. Department of Agriculture said acres planted this...


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bellycheer
  • Good cheer; viands.
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The word 'bellycheer' may come from 'belle cheer', "good cheer".
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