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U.S. livestock: Live cattle slump on profit-taking, cash caution

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures closed lower on Thursday, erasing most of Wednesday’s gains, pressured by profit-taking and caution while awaiting remaining cash prices, traders said. Technical selling contributed to market losses ahead of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s monthly Cattle on Feed report on Friday, traders said. USDA will […] Read more

Italy demands origin labels for pasta, rice

Rome | Reuters — All packets of pasta and rice sold in Italy will have to include labels of origin showing where the produce was grown, the government ruled on Thursday, a move aimed at protecting local farmers. The agriculture and industry ministers signed a decree ordering the new labelling policy, saying it would run […] Read more


CBOT weekly outlook: Corn, soy seen rising

CNS Canada — Corn and soybean futures at the Chicago Board of Trade are moving in turbulent trade with each U.S. weather forecast. “It’s all on raindrops right now,” said Scott Capinegro of Barrington Commodity Brokers. Recent forecasts for rain have pressured corn and soybean markets, though declining crop conditions could provide support moving forward. […] Read more