SINGAPORE, July 22 (Reuters) - Chicago wheat futures
retreated on Thursday after six straight sessions of gains,
although losses were limited by concerns over dry weather
curbing yields in top exporters Russia and the United States.
Corn and soybeans slid in early Asian trade.
* The most-active wheat contract on the Chicago Board of
Trade (CBOT) fell 0.7% to $7.05-3/4 a bushel, as of 0019
GMT. Corn lost 0.8% to $5.64-1/4 a bushel and soybeans
gave up 0.6% to $13.81-3/4 a bushel.
* The wheat market is being underpinned by crop concerns in
North America and the Black Sea region.
* Russia's agriculture ministry said yields from the harvest
of the country's wheat crop averaged 3.45 tonnes per hectare as
of July 20, down from 3.47 tonnes per hectare a year earlier.
* Commodity funds were net buyers of CBOT corn, wheat and
soymeal contracts on Wednesday, traders said. They were net
sellers of soyoil and even in soybeans.
* Markets continued their upward march on Wednesday and
yields climbed due partly to positive corporate earnings,
despite apprehension about the Delta coronavirus variant and
inflation, which spurred a flight to safety earlier in the week.
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(Reporting by Naveen Thukral; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)