• £1=DM2.853 / FFr9.57/ $1.682
  • FOB Rouen spot wheat value: FFr 740.00 (£ 77.32)
  • Chicago September wheat at close: $2.53 (£ 55.20)
EU:
  • Restitutions – 353,000t of soft wheat at Ecu34.97/t
  • Forthcoming tenders for 500,000t of wheat to 41 of the 70 ACP countries for shipment spot + 6 months from the date of the relevant restitution award.
    Republican leaders in the US House Treasury yesterday agreed on a $4 billion (£2.38bn) aid package for farmers hit by the recent slump in farm incomes .
    The UK market is very quiet, with little FOB interest and only small tonnages being sold ex-farm.

    Prices at Thursdays
    wheat futures close:

    MONTH Close Change
    SEP 71.50 0.00
    NOV 72.65 + 0.10
    JAN 74.65 + 0.20
    MAR 76.60 + 0.10
    MAY 78.25 + 0.20
      Approximate commodity
      values, £/tonne, ex-farm:
      CommodityPrice
      September Class 1 milling wheat88
      September Class 2 milling wheat78
      September Soissons81
      September feed wheat66-70
      September feed barley66-68

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