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USA: Wheat futures sag as traders eye Ukraine export negotiations

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Jun 6, 2022
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Russian President Vladimir Putin denied Moscow was preventing Ukrainian ports from exporting crops, though Russia’s army has seized much of Ukraine’s southern coastline and its warships control access to the country’s Black Sea ports. Sovecon, a leading agriculture consultancy in Moscow, raised its forecast for Russia’s wheat exports in the new July-June marketing season to a record. However, a resumption of Ukrainian sea trade is seen as crucial for grain markets, particularly after India last month decided to ban most wheat exports. Ukraine was the world’s fourth-largest corn exporter and the No. 6 wheat exporter before Russia’s invasion, according to International Grains Council data. Senegal’s President Macky Sall said Putin claimed to be ready to enable the export of Ukrainian grain to ease the global food crisis hitting Africa especially hard. “The corn market has become very oversold, but the concern about the possibility of grain moving out of Ukraine remains,” said Tomm ...
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