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U.S. livestock: Cattle futures close higher on strong export data

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – U.S. live cattle futures closed higher on Thursday for a third straight day, buoyed by strong weekly beef export sales and signs of firming cash cattle prices, traders said. Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) August live cattle futures settled up 0.275 cent at 101.725 cents per pound while most-active October rose 0.700 […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn ends nearly flat as crop prospects offset big sales to China

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – U.S. corn futures closed fractionally higher on Thursday but held just above one-month lows, as benign crop weather and expectations of a large harvest offset news of massive U.S. corn sales to China, analysts said. Soybean futures ended firmer higher while wheat futures drifted lower. Chicago Board of Trade December corn […] Read more


U.S. sells record amount of corn to China as tensions rise

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – Chinese buyers booked their single biggest-ever purchase of U.S. corn, extending their flurry of large U.S. purchases even as tensions between Washington and Beijing rise. The U.S. Agriculture Department said on Thursday that private exporters sold 1.937 million tonnes of corn to China for delivery in the 2020/21 marketing year. That topped the […] Read more

CNH Industrial guides for revenue fall up to 20 per cent

Reading Time: < 1 minute Milan | Reuters – Vehicle and equipment maker CNH Industrial posted a narrower-than-expected second quarter loss on Thursday and forecast net sales from industrial activities would fall between 15-20 percent this year, as a consequence of the COIVD-19 epidemic. In March the group, which is controlled by Exor, the holding company of Italy’s Agnelli family, […] Read more


JBS invests $19-million in safety measures amid COVID-19 pandemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sao Paulo | Reuters –Brazilian food processor JBS SA has invested more than 100 million reais ($19.3 million) in health, safety and contingency measures at all its Brazilian production units, according to a Wednesday company statement that comes as the novel coronavirus continues to ravage local meat plants. The company said the funds were invested […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Live cattle futures close higher; lean hogs decline

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – U.S. live cattle futures closed higher on Wednesday for a second session on firm cash cattle prices and a softer dollar, traders said. Cash cattle traded in the Texas Panhandle and Kansas at $97 per cwt, mostly $1 higher than last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a daily note. A […] Read more


U.S. grains: Corn falls to one-month low as mild U.S. weather favours crops

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – U.S. corn futures fell for a fourth straight session on Wednesday, touching their lowest level in a month as mild weather in most of the Midwest favored prospects for a large harvest, analysts said. Soybeans also fell on beneficial weather outlooks. But wheat futures rose on short-covering and optimism about export […] Read more

Alberta loosens animal slaughter rules after pandemic hit packers

Reading Time: < 1 minute Reuters – Canada’s main cattle-producing province, Alberta, said on Wednesday it would allow the slaughter of animals on farms for meat sales to consumers, loosening regulations after the coronavirus pandemic interrupted production at its biggest packing plants. Alberta previously restricted the consumption of meat from animals slaughtered outside of government-inspected plants to farmers and their […] Read more



Argentina nears China hog deal it hopes could turbocharge local pork production

Reading Time: 2 minutes Buenos Aires | Beijing | Reuters – Argentina is nearing an initial agreement with China that could pave for the way for potential investments by the Asian giant in local pork production for export, Argentina’s undersecretary of trade and investment promotion told Reuters. That could eventually lead to Chinese-backed hog farms in the South American […] Read more