U.S. grains: Corn sinks on weather, retreating crude oil

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures fell on Tuesday for the first time in four sessions on better-than-expected U.S. crop conditions and as crude oil prices, which fuelled the prior session’s rally, retreated. Soybeans also declined, despite the announcement of more sales to top importer China, as forecasts for continued warm weather across much […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn firms as oil rally offsets Midwest weather

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn and soybean futures rose on Monday as support from surging crude oil prices more than offset pressure from favourable weather for late-developing crops. Signs of easing U.S.-China trade tensions also buoyed the market after confirmation on Monday of more Chinese purchases of U.S. soybeans that triggered a rally last […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soybeans, corn ease on crop-boosting weather

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures retreated on Wednesday ahead of an eagerly awaited U.S. government crop report, pressured by forecasts for favourable Midwest crop weather and disappointment that China did not include the oilseed on a list of U.S. imports exempted from tariffs. Corn also weakened as late-planted U.S. crops were seen benefiting […] Read more

U.S. grains: Crop condition rating lifts corn

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: Soy firm, corn mixed ahead of USDA report

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures jumped to a 1-1/2-week high on Friday and posted their first weekly gain in a month, lifted by technical buying and short-covering amid concerns that dry U.S. Midwest weather would limit crop production. Corn and wheat were mixed as investors squared positions ahead of an eagerly awaited U.S. […] Read more

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

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