Thursday, June 16, 2011

GRAINS-U.S. corn, wheat slide deeper on crop weather (DBA; MOO; WEAT)

Corn is down 8 cents at $6.58, wheat's down 8 1/4 at $7.31.
There was a reason we contradicted the headline in last Monday's "Bloomberg Analyst Survey: "Wheat Rallying 20% as Parched Fields Wilt From China to Kansas":
Chicago wheat is trading at $7.62, down 11 3/4 cents.
Be careful on this one, see stories below the jump....
From Reuters via Forexyard:
* Corn at 1-month low, down 10 percent from record
* Wheat below $7, soy also weaker
* Uncertainty remains over N. hemisphere wheat crop
* Coming up: U.S. weekly export sales data, 1230 GMT
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By Martin Roberts and Naveen Thukral

MADRID/SINGAPORE, June 16 (Reuters) - U.S. corn futures slipped to fresh one-month lows on Thursday due to improved crop weather in the United States and concern less grain will be used to make ethanol.

Wheat followed suit on news of bumper crops in Russia and Australia, although uncertainty remained over the impact of a recent drought in Europe....MORE