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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

Hog rally good news, but exports needed long-term

CNS Canada — The recent rally in U.S. hog futures offers hedging opportunities and cash prices are supported for the short term, but Tyler Fulton at Hams Marketing tempers optimism for the longer-term outlook. “We have advocated for hedging, particularly for the fall and winter timeframe,” he said. However, he cautioned, the current rally is […] Read more


When prices go south, options can save you major dough.

Expert says too many farmers working without a net

FarmTech: Fewer than one in 10 producers use options to set a floor price for their grain

Forget that old farm dog — options are a farmer’s best friend. “If you don’t have options in place, your tool box is not quite complete,” said David Derwin, an investment adviser with PI Financial. “If we can add a few more newer, sharper, better tools like options into the tool box, we’ve got a […] Read more