SINGAPORE, May 17 (Reuters) - Chicago wheat rose on Friday, after climbing earlier this week to a near 10-month high, with worries over Russian output underpinning prices, although expectations of a bumper crop in the U.S. limited gains.

Soybeans and corn prices ticked higher.


* The most-active wheat contract on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) added 0.2% to $6.64-1/4 a bushel, as of 0027 GMT, having reached its highest since late July at $6.97 a bushel on Wednesday.

* Soybeans added quarter of a cent to $12.16-1/2 a bushel, while corn gained 0.1% at $4.57-1/4 a bushel.

* Wheat prices have rallied in recent weeks due to adverse weather in the world's biggest exporter Russia, with the country's agriculture ministry saying the frost had killed about 1% of the total crop.

* However, scouts on an annual tour of Kansas wheat fields projected better-than-average yields in the top U.S. winter wheat state, reflecting improved moisture after several years of drought.

* The tour estimated Kansas wheat's yield potential at 46.5 bushels per acre after scouting 449 fields over three days. The figure is the highest since 2021 and falls above the five-year tour average of 42.4 bpa from 2018-2023.

* For soybeans, expectations of lower output in South America supported prices.

* Argentina's Buenos Aires grains exchange on Thursday trimmed its estimate for the 2023/24 soybean harvest to 50.5 million metric tons from 51 million tons, citing hot and dry weather in March in northern regions.

* The harvesting of soybeans, corn and rice in Brazil's flood-devastated Rio Grande do Sul advanced slowly in the last week as relentless rains and stubbornly high waters failed to subside, disrupting work.

* According to state crop agency Emater on Thursday, soybean harvesting in the country's second-largest producing state reached 85% of the area, up from 78% last week, even as weather conditions remained unfavourable and severely damaged crops.

* Dismal demand for U.S. agricultural products could trim gains in futures contracts.

* The U.S. soybean crush plunged in April to a seven-month low, missing all trade estimates, while soyoil stocks unexpectedly declined for the first time in six months, according to National Oilseed Processors Association data.

* The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported export sales of new-crop U.S. wheat last week at 304,300 metric tons and old-crop U.S. corn at 742,200 metric tons, both near the low end of trade expectations.

* Weekly export sales of old-crop U.S. soybeans were 265,700 metric tons, below trade expectations.

* Commodity funds were net sellers of CBOT corn, wheat and soymeal futures contracts on Thursday and net buyers of soybean and soyoil futures, traders said.


* The Dow Jones industrial average crossed the 40,000 level on Thursday for the first time and a world stock index scored a third straight record intraday high on hopes of U.S. interest rate cuts and strong earnings before stocks turned mostly flat in afternoon trading.

DATA/EVENTS (GMT) 0200 China Urban Investment (YTD) YY April 0200 China Retail Sales YY April 0200 China Unemp Rate Urban Area April 0900 EU HICP Final MM, YY April (Reporting by Naveen Thukral; Editing by Janane Venkatraman )