U.S. grains: Fresh sales to China fuel soy optimism

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures jumped to a one-month high on Thursday on news of fresh export sales to China and signs of a possible easing of the U.S. trade dispute with the world’s biggest buyer of the oilseed. Corn and wheat futures also rose, following soybeans. Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Agriculture […] 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. livestock: Lean hogs advance on China trade hopes

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures jumped on Tuesday as expectations rose for China to increase pork imports from the United States, traders said. China, the world’s top pork consumer, is expected to buy more U.S. agricultural products in hopes of a better trade deal with Washington, the South China Morning […] Read more