By Kirk Maltais

Fund traders continued their pullback on long positions in corn in the past week, according to the latest data from the CFTC.

In the CFTC's latest commitment of traders report released after the close of trading Friday, managed money funds were reported as having reduced their long positions in corn by just over 7,000 contracts for the week ended June 8 -- bringing the net position of funds in corn to nearly 278,000 contracts.

This week's data shows that traders continue to backtrack from holding a record-size long position in corn over recent months. "Since the April peak it has been cut by one-third," said Ole Hansen, head of commodity strategy with Saxo Bank, in a note Monday.

Meanwhile, soybeans and wheat showed small moves, with managed money maintaining a net long of nearly 130,000 contracts and a net long in hard red wheat of roughly 19,000 contracts.

Grain futures trading on the Chicago Board of Trade are sharply lower in premarket trading Monday, due to improving weather forecasts in crop-growing regions. Most-active corn futures are down 3.6%, soybeans are down 2.8% and wheat is down 3.3%.

To see related data, search "CFTC Disaggregated Commitments" in Dow Jones NewsPlus.

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June 14, 2021 09:35 ET (13:35 GMT)

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