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U.S. livestock: Cattle futures rally on corn futures slump

Chicago | Reuters – Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) feeder cattle futures inched upward on Monday, as corn futures fell sharply and traders hoped that feed costs will continue to remain under pressure. Meanwhile, lean hog futures faced choppy trading on Monday as the market wrestles with continued expectations for – but no clear signs yet […] Read more

Bunge, BP team up for Brazil sugar and ethanol venture

Sao Paulo | Reuters – U.S. commodities trader Bunge Ltd and British energy company BP Plc said on Monday they will merge their Brazilian sugar and ethanol operations to create the world’s third-largest sugarcane processor. The joint venture is the largest deal in Brazil’s bioenergy sector since Royal Dutch Shell joined forces with Cosan to […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn, soy gain as market wrestles with export, crop prospects

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago corn and soybean futures settled up on Friday as investors weighed trade talks between the United States and China and expected cooler U.S. weather against uncertainty over acreage levels following a rain-soaked spring. Some analysts said there may be some technical buying pushing up futures, especially soybeans. They also looked […] Read more