* Wheat firm on brisk imports; weaker dollar supports
* Fertilizer risks underpin corn
* Soybeans weighed by harvest, firmer crush lends support
CHICAGO, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Chicago wheat rose on Friday,
supported by global supply concerns and an easing dollar.
Corn followed wheat higher, but gains were dragged down by
pressure from a lower soybean market as U.S. farmers reap
better-than-expected harvests of the oilseed.
The most-active wheat contract on the Chicago Board of
Trade (CBOT) ended 14-3/4 cents higher at $7.56 a bushel,
notching a 3% weekly gain.
CBOT's most-active corn gained 5-3/4 higher at $5.38 a
bushel, climbing 2.33% for the week.
CBOT soybeans fell 3-1/2 cents lower at $12.20-1/2 a
"Wheats the mover, taking support from global demand," said
Karl Setzer, commodity risk analyst at Agrivisor.
Wheat markets continued to grapple with strong export demand
as stockpiles are expected to decline in major exporting zones
In Australia, robust demand for wheat is quickly filling up
shipping slots as importers book cargoes ahead of what is
expected to be a second year of near-record output.
Soybeans slipped, but were supported by firming crush
"Harvest is going well, it seems like the yields are better
than the USDA is saying," said Ted Seifried, vice president of
Zaner Group. "At the same time, crush margins have gotten
substantially better for soybeans, both here in the United
States and also in China."
CBOT November/December board crush <1SMSIZ1-BOZ1-SX1>, an
indicator of profit margins for soybean crushers, climbed to 182
cents a bushel, an 18.95% weekly gain.
A pullback in vegetable oil markets capped soybeans.
CBOT corn found underlying support from talks of shifting
U.S. acres toward soybeans next year due to climbing fertilizer
costs, while beneficial rain for planting in Brazil and upward
revisions to U.S. and European harvests curbed
(Reporting by Christopher Walljasper; additional reporting by
Gus Trompiz in Paris and Naveen Thukral in Singapore; editing by
Diane Craft and Chizu Nomiyama)