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U.S. grains: Soybeans, corn fall

Wheat firms on crop concerns; Russia cuts crop outlook

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures sank 1.4 per cent to a two-week low on Thursday, pressured by concerns about falling export demand from the world’s top soy importer due to rising tensions between Beijing and Washington, traders said. “It does not take much,” said Mark Schultz, chief market analyst at Northstar Commodity. “You […] Read more



U.S. livestock: Hog futures fall

Live cattle futures firm while slaughter numbers rise

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. hog futures fell on Tuesday, pressured by an increase in daily slaughter totals as pork plants come back online, traders said. CME live cattle futures firmed despite rising kill numbers, with the most-actively traded contract passing through a key technical benchmark. The nearby CME June live cattle futures contract settled […] Read more



U.S. livestock: Live cattle book third day of gains

CME to change cattle futures trading rules

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. live cattle futures rose for the third day in a row on Monday, hitting their highest since April 1, with ongoing strength in the cash markets leading the way higher, traders said. Hog contracts were lower, with the front-month contract sinking to its lowest since April 29. The nearby CME […] Read more



U.S. livestock: Profit-taking, technical selling pressure hogs, live cattle

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. hog and live cattle futures eased on Friday, with end-of-week profit-taking and technical selling pressuring the livestock markets, traders said. Strong consumer demand for pork underpinned the hog futures, which rose 17.4 per cent this week. “The pork product markets continue to scream higher and have begun to pull lean […] Read more



U.S. grains: Export hopes push soy, corn, wheat futures higher

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean, corn and wheat futures rose on Thursday as recent declines spurred demand for imports of all three commodities, traders said. Bargain-buying and short-covering contributed to the bullish tone following a sharp sell-off across the commodities market as the coronavirus pandemic roiled demand. “None of the major commodities have a […] Read more