GRAIN HIGHLIGHTS : Top Stories Of The Day
02/20/2013| 09:16am US/Eastern
Grain futures traded on Globex overnight were higher at 1359 GMT Wednesday.
Last Change High Low Volume
Mar Corn $6.98 1/4 +3 6.99 1/4 6.93 3/4 11097
Mar Wheat $7.36 3/4 +4 1/2 7.36 3/4 7.30 1/2 8129
Mar Soybeans $14.91 +20 3/4 14.91 3/4 14.66 1/2 18952
May Soymeal $432.6 +7.9 432.7 424.0 6481
May Soyoil $53.09 +0.19 53.13 52.65 21650
UK's December Wheat Exports Fall 89% On Year To 35,130 Tons -Customs
U.K. wheat exports in December were down 89% from the same month a year earlier, customs data showed late Tuesday, as the country's shipment levels suffer following a poor quality domestic harvest.
Union Agriculture Raises $110M In Private Placement To Buy More Farmland
Uruguay farming operation Union Agriculture Group said Wednesday it has raised $110 million from a private placement of shares, which it will use to buy additional farmland and deploy capital into other areas of its operations.
Top Official At Egypt's Wheat Buying Agency Leaves Post
A top official at Egypt's wheat buying agency has stepped aside effective immediately, his replacement said.
Egypt's GASC to Seek Wheat for Delivery April 10-20
Egypt's state-owned wheat buyer, the General Authority for Supply Commodities, or GASC, said Tuesday it will issue a tender to purchase wheat on Wednesday, according to a GASC official.
Russia Sells 62,439 Tons Intervention Grain at Feb. 20 Tender
The Russian government sold 62,439 metric tons of grain Wednesday at the latest in a series of auctions to stabilize prices and replenish stocks after last year's poor drought-hit harvest.
Japan Cancels SBS Tender to Import 320,000 Tons Feed Wheat, Barley
Japan Wednesday canceled a simultaneous-buy-and-sell tender seeking 120,000 metric tons of feed wheat and 200,000 tons of feed barley, an official from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said.
Lowest Offer In Bangladesh Wheat Tender At $328.16/Ton, CIF -Official
Bangladesh Tuesday received six offers in a tender to import 50,000 metric tons of wheat, with Bangladesh's Smile Food Products Ltd. making the lowest offer of $328.16/ton, basis cost, insurance and freight, a senior government official said.
U.S. Grain, Soybeans Climb; Beans Lead Rise
U.S. grain and soybean futures are higher Wednesday, with soybeans setting fresh 1 1/2-week highs amid ongoing worries of smaller Argentina crop production and strong export demand.
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