U.S. grains: Soybeans, corn fall

Wheat firms on crop concerns; Russia cuts crop outlook

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures sank 1.4 per cent to a two-week low on Thursday, pressured by concerns about falling export demand from the world’s top soy importer due to rising tensions between Beijing and Washington, traders said. “It does not take much,” said Mark Schultz, chief market analyst at Northstar Commodity. “You […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soy slips as traders await China deals

CBOT corn, wheat futures rise

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures dipped on Tuesday, pressured by a fast pace of planting and slowing export deals to China after a string of sales earlier in the month, traders said. “The trade is very dependent on China buying, and we really have not seen an announcement here in […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Hog futures fall

Live cattle futures firm while slaughter numbers rise

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — U.S. hog futures fell on Tuesday, pressured by an increase in daily slaughter totals as pork plants come back online, traders said. CME live cattle futures firmed despite rising kill numbers, with the most-actively traded contract passing through a key technical benchmark. The nearby CME June live cattle futures contract settled […] Read more

U.S. grains: CBOT wheat hits lowest since March

Soybeans, corn firm as oil rallies

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters –– U.S. wheat futures fell to their lowest in more than two months on Monday, pressured by sluggish demand on the export front and some much-needed rain in the U.S. Plains, traders said. Soybean futures were higher, supported by gains in the crude oil market as well as strong demand from China. […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Live cattle book third day of gains

CME to change cattle futures trading rules

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — U.S. live cattle futures rose for the third day in a row on Monday, hitting their highest since April 1, with ongoing strength in the cash markets leading the way higher, traders said. Hog contracts were lower, with the front-month contract sinking to its lowest since April 29. The nearby CME […] Read more


U.S. grains: Corn, soybean futures down off gains

Chicago wheat also weak

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn and soybean futures fell on Friday after three straight days of gains as investors took some risk out of the market due to demand uncertainty stemming from the global coronavirus pandemic, traders said. Wheat futures also were lower, with forecasts for some rain in key production areas of Europe […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Profit-taking, technical selling pressure hogs, live cattle

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — U.S. hog and live cattle futures eased on Friday, with end-of-week profit-taking and technical selling pressuring the livestock markets, traders said. Strong consumer demand for pork underpinned the hog futures, which rose 17.4 per cent this week. “The pork product markets continue to scream higher and have begun to pull lean […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Cattle futures weaken, hog contracts rise

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — CME Group hog futures rose on Thursday while cattle futures eased as traders struggled to assess the long-term demand impacts of the global coronavirus pandemic. “For livestock, traders are still trying to figure out where to take this market given the uncertainty of meat demand for the rest of the year,” […] Read more


U.S. grains: Export hopes push soy, corn, wheat futures higher

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean, corn and wheat futures rose on Thursday as recent declines spurred demand for imports of all three commodities, traders said. Bargain-buying and short-covering contributed to the bullish tone following a sharp sell-off across the commodities market as the coronavirus pandemic roiled demand. “None of the major commodities have a […] Read more

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