CBOT Trends - Soybeans up 15-25 cents, corn and wheat up 3-6 cents
CHICAGO, April 20 (Reuters) - Following are U.S. trade expectations for the opening of grain and soy complex trading at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) at 8:30 a.m. CDT (1330 GMT) on Tuesday.
WHEAT - Up 3 to 6 cents per bushel
* CBOT wheat gains on concerns about U.S. winter crop damage from frigid weather and spillover support from higher soybeans and corn.
* Cold temperatures in the southern U.S. Plains may damage around 10% of hard red winter wheat, Commodity Weather Group said in a client note. Cold in the Midwest was also seen hurting soft red winter wheat growth, with some localized crop losses possible.
* The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Monday said 19% of U.S. spring wheat was planted as of Sunday, while winter wheat conditions held steady at 53% good-to-excellent.
* CBOT May soft red winter wheat was last up 5 cents at $6.57-1/4 per bushel. K.C. May hard red winter wheat was last up 4-1/2 cents at $6.16-1/2 per bushel. MGEX May spring wheat was last up 5 cents at $6.69-1/2 per bushel.
CORN - Up 3 to 6 cents per bushel
* Corn higher as cold weather slows U.S. Midwest planting progress and as dry conditions threaten Brazilian second-crop corn prospects.
* CBOT May corn reached a high of $5.99-3/4 a bushel in overnight trading, near last week's peak of $6.01-1/2, the loftiest level for a most-active contract since June 2013.
* U.S. Midwest corn planting and germination of early-planted fields delayed by cold soil temperatures.
* The USDA said on Monday the U.S. corn crop was 8% planted, just behind the average estimate in a Reuters analyst poll.
* Brazil suspended import duties on corn and other food commodities until the end of the year in a bid to slow inflation fanned by rising global commodities prices.
* CBOT May corn last traded up 5-1/4 cents at $5.97-1/4 per bushel.
SOYBEANS - Up 15 to 25 cents per bushel
* Soybeans surge to their highest in nearly seven years amid robust demand for soybeans, strong global vegetable oil demand and concerns about tight soy supplies.
* July soybean futures peaked at $14.62 a bushel in overnight trading, the highest for a most-active contract since June 2014.
* Brazil suspended import duties on soybeans, soymeal and soyoil until the end of the year in a bid to slow inflation fanned by rising global commodities prices.
* Traders sold two shipments of Ukrainian rapeseed this month to Canadian buyers, a highly unusual trade that indicates the impact of spiking global oilseed demand.
* The USDA said the U.S. soybean crop was 3% planted, in line with the average estimate in a Reuters analyst poll.
* CBOT May soybeans were last up 24 cents at $14.73-3/4 per bushel. Actively traded July was up 22-3/4 cents at $14.59-1/4. (Reporting by Karl Plume; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)
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