U.S. grains: Soy futures fall to two-month low

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures slid to a two-month low on Wednesday on technical selling and expectations that increased rains will benefit crops in rival shipper South America. Corn and wheat futures also fell as traders adjusted positions ahead of Thursday’s Thanksgiving holiday, when U.S. markets will close. The markets will reopen for […] Read more



U.S. grains: Soybeans up on increased optimism for trade deal

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures crawled higher on Friday on increased optimism that the U.S. and China may soon strike a deal to ease their trade war. Sentiments improved about the prospects for an agreement after White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Thursday evening that the two sides were “getting close” […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soybeans set one-month low on trade doubts

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures dropped to a one-month low on Thursday as doubts over the chances for the U.S. and China to reach a trade deal soon hung over the market. Corn futures inched up, while wheat slumped. Price movements were limited by uncertainty over progress in talks between Washington and Beijing […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Hogs reach two-month low

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. lean hog futures fell to a two-month low on Thursday on large supplies and uncertainty over negotiations to boost trade with China, the world’s top pork consumer. Traders and meat producers are hoping for further U.S. pork sales to China, which is grappling with a fatal pig disease that has […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Hogs drop on large supply, trade war jitters

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters –– U.S. livestock futures dropped on Wednesday, with lean hogs stumbling under pressure from large supplies in a turnaround from a rally a session earlier. Fresh uncertainty over U.S.-China trade relations added pressure to the hog market, analysts said. Traders and meat producers are hoping for further U.S. pork sales to China, […] Read more


U.S. grains: Soybeans sag on diminishing hopes for China deal

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures slipped on Wednesday on diminishing hopes for a deal to ease the trade war with China that has slowed exports of U.S. agricultural products. The market turned lower after a report that trade negotiations “hit a snag” over farm purchases. U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday dangled the […] Read more

U.S. grains: Wheat futures rally as U.S. cold snap threatens crops

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – U.S. wheat futures jumped on Tuesday as traders worried a cold snap would hurt recently planted crops. Temperatures dropped near zero Fahrenheit (-18 Celsius) in wheat-growing areas of the U.S. Plains, including in western Kansas, according to a daily weather report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A separate weekly USDA report, […] Read more