MUMBAI – US grain futures rose on Monday, with a weaker dollar lifting, rising crude oil and unfavorable weather threatening production in major producing countries.
* The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) most active wheat contract rose 0.98% to 80 10.80-1 / 4 a bushel, as of 0146 GMT, after falling 0.74% last week.
* Maize rose 0.71% to 8 7.84-1 / 4 per bushel and soybean rose 0.62% to $ 17.15-3 / 4 per bushel.
* Growing wheat and barley crop conditions in France have declined sharply for the second week in a row, farm office FranceAgremer data showed on Friday, adding to a hot spell drought in the European Union’s largest grain-producing country.
* Higher oil prices further support the price of corn, which is used to make alternative fuel ethanol.
* In the United States, an annual field tour of Kansas last week found the possibility of the lowest yields in the top winter wheat state since 2018.
* Kenya has approved import of 540,000 tonnes of duty-free maize till August to address the deficit.
* Argentina, the world’s second-largest corn exporter, could increase its export limit for the 2021/22 grain crop from 35 million tons to 35 million tons, an agriculture ministry source told Reuters on Thursday.
* Oil prices rose about 1% in early trade, when the dollar started to fall backwards, after the first weekly loss in nearly two months, as investors reduced their bets on further dollar gains from rising U.S. rates and hoped lockdowns in China would ease. Can contribute to global growth.
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