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Wheat Retreats as Price Surge May Curb Demand; Soybeans Near $15

Wheat declined on speculation the biggest gain in almost a month may curb purchases as investors weigh the outlook for crops in the U.S. after freezing weather.

Wheat Rises as Report May Show U.S. Dryness Damaging Plains Crop

Wheat rose in Chicago on speculation that rain forecast in the next few days will be too light to ease dryness in the U.S., while a government report today may show crop conditions deteriorated.

Wheat Futures Head for Longest Weekly Losing Streak in Two Years

Wheat headed for a sixth weekly drop, the longest slide since October 2011, as slowing exports from the U.S. signal falling demand amid expanding global inventories. Corn traded near the lowest since August 2010.

South African Wheat Reaches Five-Year High as Yellow Corn Climbs

Wheat futures traded in South Africa reached a five-year high and yellow corn touched the highest level in three weeks as prices for both grains advanced in U.S. trading.

Wheat Extends Rally as Cold Weather Threatens U.S. Crop Outlook

Wheat rose for a second day in Chicago to the highest price in almost two weeks on concern freezing weather may damage crops in the U.S., the world's top exporter of the grain.

Wheat Climbs With Corn as Ukraine Crisis Imperils Exports

Wheat climbed the most in 17 months and corn rose to the highest since September as tensions escalated in Ukraine, a leading exporter of both grains.

U.K. Wheat May Escape Flood Harm as Crops Seen in Good Condition

U.K. wheat and rapeseed crops probably will escape damage from recent flooding because young plants are dormant for winter and able to withstand some excess moisture at this point in their development, according to the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board.

Wheat Declines Third Day Before USDA Report as Supply Seen Ample

Wheat futures dropped for a third day before a U.S. government report today on world supply and demand that is expected to show bigger harvests in Canada and Russia bolstered record global production.

Wheat Reaches 18-Month Low on Outlook for Rising Global Supply

Wheat reached an 18-month low in Chicago on speculation stockpiles of the grain will continue to expand amid prospects for a record world crop.


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