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U.S. grains: Soy, corn fall as hopes fade for China trade deal this year

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures fell to a two-month low and soybean futures hit a seven-week low on Wednesday on fading expectations for a U.S.-China trade deal before the end of the year, analysts said. Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures closed modestly higher on technical buying and concerns about this week’s decline […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Hogs plunge on fresh doubts of China trade prospects

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. lean hog futures fell more than four per cent on Wednesday, with the benchmark February contract at times dropping its daily three-cent limit on doubts about the prospects for a U.S. trade deal with China, the world’s top pork consumer. February lean hog futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) […] Read more

U.S. grains: Wheat futures climb on short-covering

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures hit their highest in nearly a week on Tuesday as declining U.S. wheat condition ratings and worries about Southern Hemisphere crop prospects fueled a round of short-covering, analysts said. Corn firmed on signs of improving export prospects and soybean futures closed modestly higher. Chicago Board of Trade December […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Hog futures slip on ample supplies, trade uncertainty

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. lean hog futures fell on Tuesday, extending their latest slide to five straight sessions on uncertainty about U.S. pork exports to China, traders said. Market bulls have been hoping for a U.S. trade deal with Beijing that could bolster U.S. pork sales to China, the world’s biggest pork consumer. China […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn, soy slide on South American weather, trade worries

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures hit a two-month low on Monday and soybean futures touched their lowest in seven weeks on forecasts for improving crop weather in South America and uncertainty about prospects for a U.S.-China trade deal, analysts said. Wheat futures rose as worries about tightening global supplies sparked a round of […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Hog futures extend slide on China trade worries

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. lean hog futures fell on Monday for a fourth straight session, with deferred contracts leading the way down on worries about the chances for a U.S.-China trade deal that could boost Chinese imports of U.S. pork, traders said. Most-active February lean hog futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) settled […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Live cattle futures jump on fund-driven buying

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters – U.S. live cattle futures rose more than 1 percent on Wednesday to fresh multi-month highs and feeder cattle futures surged 2 percent on what traders said was a combination of fund-driven buying and signs of strength in the cash cattle market. Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) December live cattle ended 1.475 cents […] Read more


U.S. grains: Wheat hits three-month high on signs of tightening supplies

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago wheat futures touched a three-month high on Friday, buoyed by rising cash prices and signs of tightening global supplies, analysts said. Soybean futures rose on worries about the size of the U.S. harvest while corn fell on disappointing weekly U.S. export sales. At the Chicago Board of Trade, December soft […] Read more