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U.S. livestock: CME lean hogs firm as market-ready supplies remain soft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters – Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures gained for a second day on Tuesday, supported by lower supplies of market ready hogs as the August futures contract nears expiration. “Until we start seeing better numbers coming forward on packer runs, I think that’s going to elevate things a little bit,” said Matthew […] Read more

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U.S. grains: Soybeans fall on improved crop outlook, forecast

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters – Chicago soybean futures sank on Tuesday after the previous day’s better-than-expected crop conditions report coupled with forecasts for rain across the U.S. Midwest as the oilseed begins to set seed pods. Corn and wheat also fell but found support from earlier hot, dry weather that will likely cut yields. The most-active […] Read more





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U.S. grains: Wheat climbs on signs of drought damage in northern U.S. Plains

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – U.S. wheat futures rose more than 2 percent on Wednesday on increasing concerns over U.S. supplies of top-quality spring wheat after early results from an annual crop tour showed the effects of drought in the northern Plains, traders said. Corn and soybean futures also firmed, but trade was choppy as brokers weighed […] Read more


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U.S. grains: Soybeans rise for second day after U.S. crop conditions report

Reading Time: 2 minutes New York | Reuters – Chicago soybean rose for a second consecutive session on Tuesday, after a weekly U.S. government report showed crop conditions deteriorated unexpectedly last week. Corn and wheat both fell as traders took profits at midday after prices rose in the session. “It’s a trading range without much conviction,” said Brian Hoops, […] Read more


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U.S. grains: Soybeans, corn prices rise after days of losses

Reading Time: 2 minutes New York | Reuters – Chicago soybeans and corn rose on Monday after traders fretted that both markets were oversold, while continued dryness in the northern Plains helped boost futures further. Wheat prices, however, fell. Hot, dry weather in the U.S. Midwest has raised concerns about the outlook for crops for both corn and soybeans. […] Read more

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U.S. livestock: CME live cattle top three-week high; feeder cattle set contract high

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters – Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures topped a three-week high on Monday on expectations that supplies will tighten in the coming months, while feeder cattle set a contract high, traders said. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, in a monthly report issued after the markets closed on Friday, said 1.67 million cattle were […] Read more