Green Plains sues ADM, alleging ethanol market manipulation

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — Green Plains Inc., one of the biggest U.S. ethanol producers, sued Archer Daniels Midland on Tuesday, accusing the global grain trader of manipulating the price of the biofuel to profit from its positions in the derivatives market. Green Plains filed the proposed class action with the U.S. District Court of Nebraska, […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Cattle futures rise as corn prices ease

Hog futures up slightly on improved exports

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. cattle futures rose on Thursday with feeder cattle leading the pack, as corn prices eased on profit taking ahead of the long holiday weekend, analysts said. Thursday’s feeder cattle rally was due in part to a slump in corn futures, traders said. Earlier this week, the most-active contract surged amid […] Read more

U.S. grains: Wheat slips on bumper harvest, soy up on exports

Corn inches up on technical trading, weather questions

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago wheat futures slid again on Thursday, dropping to their lowest in more than eight months amid a bumper U.S. harvest and well-timed European rains. Soybeans and corn edged higher, on technical trading and signs weather may not be so crop-friendly across the U.S. Corn Belt in coming days. The most-active […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Hog futures still face headwinds over demand questions

Cattle futures mixed on USDA report expectations

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. lean hog futures traded choppy on Wednesday, amid ongoing pressure from large domestic supplies and rebounding pork production, analysts said. Meanwhile, concerns over a potential slowdown in U.S. pork exports kept markets jittery for a second session, traders said. China’s meat importers fear clearing delays and a hit to demand […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Hogs down, cattle up on demand issues

Cash cattle values hint at increased demand

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. lean hog futures dipped on Tuesday, as questions continued to grow about whether pork export demand from China will surge and eat through massive domestic stockpiles, traders said. Meanwhile, cattle futures rose as the cash market showed hints of increased demand from packers hungry to supply grocery stores and restaurants […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soybeans fall on crop development

Wheat lifts on short-covering

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago soybean futures slid on Monday on reports of healthy crop development across much of the U.S. Midwest, as concerns about a potential bumper crop cooled market enthusiasm over recent strong Chinese demand. Private exporters reported the sale of 390,000 tonnes of soybeans to China for delivery in the 2020-21 marketing […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Futures up as meat production grows

Live cattle up off last week's lows

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. live cattle futures rose on Monday, after plunging to their lowest price in more than a month last week, amid signs of meat production increasing — even as cash market prices continue to strain livestock producers’ profits. Chicago Mercantile Exchange August live cattle rose 0.675 cents, to 96 cents (all […] Read more

Some corn hybrids were among the first genetically modified crops to reach the market.

Some GM crops could hit market without review

Traits that could have been achieved through traditional breeding might not require approval

Reading Time: 2 minutes Reuters – The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced a rule that will simplify or waive agency reviews of certain biotech farm products, including plants and seeds that have been genetically modified or engineered. As a result, some products could be sold to farmers without a USDA review — a move that comes despite concerns […] Read more


USDA limits review requirements of some biotech farm products

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Thursday a rule that will simplify or waive agency reviews of certain biotech farm products, including plants and seeds that have been genetically modified or engineered. As a result, some products could be sold to farmers without a USDA review — a move that […] Read more

More Mexican beef headed to U.S. dinner tables as supply crunch bites

"I think we're going to leap past Canada this year"

Reading Time: 3 minutes Mexico City/Chicago | Reuters — More Mexican steaks and other beef cuts are headed north of the border after the coronavirus outbreak has hobbled U.S. meat processing plants, potentially offsetting fears of shortages affecting businesses from fast-food chains to grocery stores but angering U.S. ranchers. The Mexican industry chalks up the export growth to new […] Read more