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U.S. grains: Futures surge to highest since 2014 as USDA cuts supply outlook

Wheat futures at six-year high; corn, soy at 6-1/2 year highs

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn, soybean and wheat futures surged to fresh multi-year highs on Tuesday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said 2020 U.S. corn and soy harvests were smaller than expected and stocks of key crops were thinner that previously thought. Corn jumped by as much as five per cent, while […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Lean hog futures rise as corn surge seen squeezing supply

Cash prices pressure nearby live cattle futures

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — U.S. lean hog futures firmed Tuesday on higher cash hog prices and improving pork packer margins and as soaring feed costs stoked concerns about tighter hog supplies. Corn futures prices surged more than five per cent on Tuesday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) slashed its 2020 harvest estimate, with […] Read more


U.S. grains: Futures slip on South American rains

USDA report seen cutting U.S. soy, corn supply estimates

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures slipped from 6-1/2-year highs on Monday on crop-boosting rains in South America and as investors squared positions ahead of eagerly awaited U.S. government crop forecast data due on Tuesday. Corn and wheat futures also pulled back from multi-year peaks posted last week as the U.S. dollar firmed and […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Live cattle sink on profit-taking, technical selling

Lean hogs, feeder cattle mixed

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. cattle futures fell on Monday in a profit-taking and technical-selling setback amid concerns about weaker demand for cattle and beef, traders said. Position rolling by funds, as they closed out long positions in the spot month and bought deferred contracts on the second day of the five-session “Goldman roll” period, […] Read more


U.S. grains: Corn, soy hit 6-1/2-year highs on Argentine corn export restriction, dry weather

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – U.S. corn futures extended gains on Thursday and hit their highest level in 6-1/2 years after major supplier Argentina said it would curb exports and as dry weather threatened harvests in South America. Soybeans also scaled a fresh 6-1/2-year peak on South American weather worries and tightening global supplies, while wheat […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans hold near 6-1/2-year peak as Argentina strike ends, dry weather remains

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – U.S. soybean futures held near a 6-1/2 year high on Wednesday as investors shifted their focus from a now-resolved labor strike in Argentina that had pushed up prices to continued dry weather in South America that threatened the upcoming harvest. Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) wheat soared to a six-year peak […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Live cattle futures retreat as Wall Street dips, feed costs rise

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters – U.S. cattle futures retreated on Tuesday after hitting a near three-month high in the previous session as rising feed costs and a downturn in equities markets triggered selling. Cattle futures have firmed in recent days as hopes for an economic stimulus deal in Washington overshadowed worries about restaurant closures and travel […] Read more

U.S. grains: Wheat soars as Russia eyes export curbs

Tightening supplies underpin corn, soybeans

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures surged on Friday on concerns about thinning global supplies after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) slashed its grain stocks outlook and as top supplier Russia pondered export curbs. Corn and soy futures also rose as tightening supplies, particularly of soybeans, and lingering concerns about South American crops […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Cattle rise on technical and bargain buying

CME lean hog futures sink

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. live cattle futures advanced for a third straight session on Friday supported by technical and bargain buying and as strong packer margins were seen potentially keeping a floor under cash cattle prices. Futures rose despite some demand concerns as soaring U.S. coronavirus rates triggered lockdowns that impact restaurant traffic, and […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn, soy retreat as USDA’s supply cuts disappoint

Renewed talk of Russian export curbs supports wheat

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn and soybean futures turned lower on Thursday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) trimmed its soybean supply outlook by less than expected and left its corn stocks view unchanged in an monthly report. Wheat futures pulled back from early highs on spillover pressure from retreating corn and soybeans, […] Read more