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U.S. grains: Crop condition rating lifts corn

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures rebounded on Tuesday from four-month lows struck in the previous session after the U.S. Department of Agriculture said the U.S. crop’s condition unexpectedly declined over the past week. Soybeans followed corn higher despite steady crop condition ratings, as worries about lower yields in the late-developing crop underpinned prices. […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn, soy hit lows on weather, before technical bounce

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures fell to contract lows on Monday and soybeans slid to 3-1/2 month lows on crop-boosting weather and weak demand before short covering and technical buying helped both markets pare losses. Spillover support from rising wheat futures also gave corn and soy some underlying support ahead of eagerly awaited […] Read more






U.S. livestock: Lean hogs end mixed as trade gauges trade war impact

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) lean hog futures were mixed on Friday in choppy trading as investors weighed rising pork prices against weak cash hog values and rising concerns about pork exports to China. Spread trading steered some contracts up sharply while others, including actively traded October and December futures, retreated. “Spreads […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Lean hogs rally for second day

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) lean hog futures posted strong gains for a second consecutive session Thursday, lifted by short-covering and technical buying following the market’s recent drop. Rising pork prices and solid pork exports supported the market, largely diluting concerns over U.S. trade tensions with China, the world’s top hog and […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Lean hogs bounce after sell-off, cattle also rise

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) lean hog futures rallied as much as four per cent on Wednesday in a technical buying and short-covering bounce following a string of losses triggered by worries over exports to China. The world’s largest hog and pork market has threatened to halt all U.S. agricultural product purchases […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Lean hogs tumble on worsening U.S.-China trade ties

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) lean hog futures fell sharply on Tuesday as growing tensions between Washington and Beijing fueled worries about U.S. pork exports. China, the world’s largest hog and pork market, has threatened to halt all purchases of U.S. agricultural products after U.S. President Donald Trump announced he would slap […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn, soybeans ease on Midwest rains, trade worries

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn and soybean futures eased on Tuesday as better-than-expected rain in parts of the Midwest and forecasts for more showers lessened concerns about further yield losses in dry areas of the farm belt. Wheat futures declined as pressure from an advancing U.S. harvest and a firmer U.S. dollar dragged down […] Read more