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U.S. livestock: CME hogs limit down on U.S.-China trade jitters

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange hog futures fell their daily limit on Monday, declining for a fifth straight session as an aggressive slaughter pace and uncertainty about this week’s U.S. trade talks with China overshadowed rising pork cut-out values, traders said. The selloff came as U.S. and Chinese deputy trade negotiators launched a […] Read more

Wet harvests hurt U.S., Canadian spring wheat quality

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Excessively wet conditions in the northern U.S. Plains and Canadian Prairies have hurt the quality of the region’s spring and durum wheat crops, potentially tightening supplies of top grades of the grains, handlers and agronomists said. Rains and heavy dew have slowed the harvest and, worse, caused mature, un-harvested wheat kernels […] Read more

U.S. grains: Fresh sales to China fuel soy optimism

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures jumped to a one-month high on Thursday on news of fresh export sales to China and signs of a possible easing of the U.S. trade dispute with the world’s biggest buyer of the oilseed. Corn and wheat futures also rose, following soybeans. Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Agriculture […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn hits contract lows on sluggish exports, mild weather

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures fell to life-of-contract lows on Friday, pressured by disappointing weekly U.S. export data and forecasts for benign weather in the heart of the Midwest crop belt, analysts said. Soybeans turned down, retreating from early advances, and wheat followed the lower trend. Chicago Board of Trade December corn settled […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans sag on demand worries

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures fell more than one per cent on Thursday on concerns about burdensome supplies and weak export demand as the U.S. trade war with China continues, analysts said. Wheat futures rose on short-covering and worries about drought in Australia, and corn edged higher, despite bearish weekly U.S. ethanol statistics. […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Live cattle fall as cash cattle, beef prices sag

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures fell to contract lows on Thursday as cash cattle prices declined from last week and wholesale beef prices extended their slide, traders said. Cash cattle traded at $100/cwt in Texas and Kansas, traders said, down from $103 last week (all figures US$). “Boxed beef is […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn extends slide on crop prospects

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters –– Chicago corn futures fell for a third straight session on Wednesday, setting life-of-contract lows as improving crop ratings and benign weather forecasts raised confidence in U.S. harvest prospects, traders said. Wheat rose, with benchmark Chicago wheat rebounding from a three-month low set a day earlier and K.C. and Minneapolis hard wheat […] Read more