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U.S. livestock: Hogs reach two-month low

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. lean hog futures fell to a two-month low on Thursday on large supplies and uncertainty over negotiations to boost trade with China, the world’s top pork consumer. Traders and meat producers are hoping for further U.S. pork sales to China, which is grappling with a fatal pig disease that has […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Hogs drop on large supply, trade war jitters

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters –– U.S. livestock futures dropped on Wednesday, with lean hogs stumbling under pressure from large supplies in a turnaround from a rally a session earlier. Fresh uncertainty over U.S.-China trade relations added pressure to the hog market, analysts said. Traders and meat producers are hoping for further U.S. pork sales to China, […] Read more



U.S. grains: Wheat futures rally as U.S. cold snap threatens crops

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – U.S. wheat futures jumped on Tuesday as traders worried a cold snap would hurt recently planted crops. Temperatures dropped near zero Fahrenheit (-18 Celsius) in wheat-growing areas of the U.S. Plains, including in western Kansas, according to a daily weather report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A separate weekly USDA report, […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Live cattle set six-month high on fund buying, firm cash prices

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – U.S. live cattle futures shot to a six-month high on Friday and feeder cattle reached their highest prices since May on fund buying and strength in the cash market, analysts said. Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) December live cattle settled up 2.3 cents at 119.525 cents per pound after reaching 119.7 cents, […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Cattle futures retreat from multi-month highs

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – U.S. cattle futures fell on Thursday in a turnaround from multi-month highs reached the previous session. Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) December live cattle ended 1.075 cents lower at 117.225 cents per pound after reaching 118.600 cents on Wednesday, its highest since April 25. CME most-active January feeder cattle futures slipped 0.125 […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn prices stumble on hopes for better U.S. harvest conditions

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – U.S. corn futures slipped on Thursday on expectations that weather conditions may turn more favorable for harvesting, giving a small break to soggy fields and farmers, traders said. Drier weather across the U.S. corn belt from Friday through much of next week should allow growers to make better progress after rain, […] Read more