CBOT soybean up on crop damage concerns in the US.

Soybean futures contracts rose over 1% on the CBOT on concerns of damage to the US soybean crop due to hurricane Harvey. After Harvey, investors are tracking developments on hurricane Irma which is expected to reach the Gulf of Mexico in a few days. Prices rose also on expectations of a fall in the country’s soybean yield due to dry weather over the US Midwest which is the key soybean-growing region. The most active November contract of soybean on the CBOT was at $9.7625 per bushel, up 0.5% from the previous close.