The weekly move in Chicago Board of Trade futures shows a gain of US3 cents a bushel or $3.94 a tonne.
There are more than 450,000 tonnes of grain, worth around 100 million euros (AU$166 million), blocked in French ports.
The planting window for summer crops is closed in southern Queensland but some will take a punt and plant dual purpose grain / fodder crops.
The January rain through the northern cropping belt may have been too late for a summer plant but it will boost subsoil moisture profiles.
The impact of the freak hail storm that destroyed valuable experiments in CSIRO glasshouses in Canberra will be felt for years to come.
Brazil becomes the world leader in soybeans, a new appointment in the breeding world and French unrest over logistics.
It has rained in parts of the north meaning farmers have the welcome task of spraying to conserve moisture, but they need to take care.
WA disappointed, compared to pre-harvest expectations, with wheat, barley and canola production coming in at 5.5 million tonnes, 3.5 million tonnes and 1.1 million tonnes respectively.
Yields last year on the King family's 3000 hectare cropping and sheep farm were about half of that of their 2018 harvest.