GRAIN HIGHLIGHTS : Top Stories Of The Day
07/13/2012| 09:52am US/Eastern
Grain futures traded on Globex overnight were higher at 1238 GMT Friday.
Last Change High Low Volume
DEC Corn $7.45 1/2 +13 1/4 7.46 1/2 7.27 3/4 27260
SEP Wheat $8.61 +14 1/4 8.63 1/4 8.42 5657
NOV Soybeans $15.53 +24 15.58 15.26 1/2 22048
DEC Soymeal $452.9 +7.4 454.5 445.0 4267
DEC Soyoil $54.65 +0.47 54.94 54.11 9388
UK's Wheat Plantings Up 2% To Highest Level Since 2008 - HGCA
LONDON--Wheat planting in the U.K. rose 2% this year to 2 million hectares, the Home Grown Cereals Authority said Friday, its highest level since 2008.
India State-Run Firms Issue Tenders to Export 240,000 Tons Wheat From Government Stocks
MUMBAI--Three Indian state-run companies issued separate tenders Friday to export a total of around 240,000 metric tons of wheat from government stocks in a bid to free up storage space.
Argentine Grain Prices Rise as Heat Wave Bakes U.S. Crops
BUENOS AIRES--Argentine soybean prices eased slightly as global prices pulled back from the sharp gains seen a week earlier, but prices are still near all time-highs as hot, dry weather continues to bake U.S. crops.
Pakistan Resumes Wheat Exports as Global Prices Rise Tracking US Drought
SINGAPORE--Pakistan has resumed wheat exports after almost a year as its grain has become internationally competitive due to rising prices amid a severe drought in the U.S. Midwest and a sharp fall in Russian and Ukrainian output, trading executives said.
Ukraine Harvests 10M Tons Grain To July 12
MOSCOW--Ukraine harvested to July 12 10 million metric tons of grain on 4.88 million hectares, or 49% of the total area to be harvested, with the average yield of 2.05 tons a hectare, the agriculture ministry reported Friday.
Hungary 2012 Wheat Crop Seen at 4M Tons, as Expected - Agency
BUDAPEST--Hungary's 2012 wheat crop will be in line with preliminary estimates at 4 million metric tons, but below last year's record production, a government official said, state news agency MTI reported.
Japan Seeks 46,000 Tons Food Wheat in July 27 SBS Tender
Japan's agriculture ministry is seeking 46,000 metric tons of food wheat in a simultaneous-buy-and-sell tender, an official from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said Friday.
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