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U.S. grains: Corn gains on short-covering

Soy firms on export deal

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures rose 2.4 per cent on Wednesday as traders unwound bearish bets following the market’s decline to its lowest since September 2009 on Tuesday, traders said. “Corn got down to the lowest prices yesterday we have seen in many years, and we have a short-covering bounce,” said Greg Grow, […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Lean hog, live cattle futures fall on plant shutdowns

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — U.S. hog and live cattle futures eased on Wednesday, with the cash market for the animals weak as processing plants were forced to shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak, traders said. Tyson Foods will indefinitely suspend operations at its largest U.S. pork plant to contain the spread of the coronavirus, […] Read more


U.S. grains: Corn hits lowest since September 2009

Soybeans firm on bargain buying; wheat mixed

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures fell 1.4 per cent on Tuesday to a fresh 10-1/2-year low as crumbling demand for fuel due to the global coronavirus pandemic threatened the ethanol sector. “They are taking their cue from energy,” said Mark Schultz, chief market analyst at Northstar Commodity. “It is a pretty tough business […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Hog futures firm

Cattle futures slip with stock sell-off

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — CME Group hog futures advanced for the second day in a row on Tuesday, with supplies remaining tight due to shutdowns at slaughterhouses due to the coronavirus pandemic. Cattle futures were weaker, pressured by a sharp drop in equity markets. “Cattle are more closely tied with the economy,” said Don Roose, […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Hog futures rise on supply woes

CME cattle contracts ease

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — U.S. hog futures rallied on Monday, with supply expected to tighten after another slaughterhouse was shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, traders said. “If we have packers up and running we know we have the domestic demand,” said Ted Seifried, chief market strategist for Zaner Ag Hedge. “It is just […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn sinks to lowest since 2009 as crude oil turns negative

Russian export curbs support CBOT wheat

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade corn futures sagged 2.6 per cent to its lowest since September 2019, with a plunging crude oil market slashing demand for ethanol, traders said. Soybean futures also were lower, hitting a one-month low on pressure from cratering demand for energy amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Anything that had […] Read more


USDA raises corn, soy, wheat supply outlook

Ending stocks expected up on slowing export demand

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — The U.S. Agriculture Department raised its outlook for domestic supplies of corn on Thursday on expectations for reduced usage by ethanol producers, as demand for the alternative fuel has been cratering due to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The government also bumped up its wheat and soybean ending stocks view […] Read more

U.S. grains: Wheat, soy rise after export deals

Corn sags on ethanol woes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade soybean and wheat futures rose on Friday, supported by a pick-up in Chinese demand for U.S. commodities, traders said. But corn closed lower, giving up early gains with traders shrugging off a massive sale to China to focus on expectations for a weakened ethanol market as crude […] Read more



U.S. grains: Recent declines stoke export interest

CBOT May corn, soy, wheat all rally

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn, soybean and wheat futures rallied on Thursday, supported by technical buying and hopes for a pick-up in export demand as recent price declines made U.S. supplies more attractive to overseas buyers. Corn was bouncing off the near 3-1/2-year low it hit on Wednesday after a rout in the energy […] Read more