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U.S. grains: Corn slumps as ethanol makers feel coronavirus constraints

Market awaits USDA plantings, quarterly stocks data

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures fell more than one per cent on Monday on slowing grain demand from ethanol makers, as tightening coronavirus pandemic travel restrictions limited demand for the biofuel. Soybeans ended mixed, with nearby contracts lifted by firm soymeal prices and concerns coronavirus restrictions may impede South American soy shipments. Wheat […] Read more

U.S. grains: Crop futures slide on coronavirus fears

Corn sets new contract lows, ends mixed; wheat at 3-1/2-month low

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures slumped to new contract lows on Friday and wheat fell to a 3-1/2-month low with a seventh daily drop in eight trading sessions as a spike in new coronavirus cases beyond China fueled fears of a pandemic. Soybeans also retreated, reversing course after three days of gains as […] Read more


U.S. livestock: CME cattle dive as coronavirus slams global markets

Technical buying limits hogs' losses

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures extended a steep sell-off on Friday on growing worries that the spread of coronavirus would dent global economic growth and could tip the world economy into recession. Global stocks and oil prices fell sharply as traders fretted over the economic toll of the virus that […] Read more

U.S. livestock: CME live cattle sink to new lows

COVID-19 continues to spook investors

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange cattle futures ended mostly lower on Thursday, with several key contracts notching new contract lows on nagging worries about the spread of coronavirus and its impact on global economic growth and demand for beef. Commodity funds, which had recently built up a sizable net long position in live […] Read more


U.S. grains: Corn, wheat tumble as coronavirus rattles investors

Soybeans up off nine-month low on Argentina export news

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures fell to contract lows on Thursday and wheat futures slumped to the lowest level in 2 -1/2 months in tandem with tumbling equities and energy markets amid investor fears of the coronavirus outbreak developing into a pandemic. Soybeans fell to their lowest point in nine months but later […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans bounce on chance of Argentina export limits

Coronavirus fears remain anchor on commodities prices

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures on Wednesday extended a rebound from a sharp drop earlier this week as investors anticipated changes to Argentine export taxes that could reduce export competition from the major soy supplier. Corn and wheat futures eased on pressure from a firmer dollar, which creates headwinds for U.S. exports, and […] Read more


U.S. livestock: CME live cattle sink on fund selling

Commodities funds take risk-off stance due to COVID-19

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures fell sharply in actively traded nearby contracts on Wednesday as concerns about the spread of coronavirus and its impact on demand triggered active selling by commodities funds. Slumping cash market prices further fueled the slide, with the benchmark April contract sinking to its lowest point […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans bounce, corn stabilizes

Warm winter, weaker Russian ruble drag on wheat

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures stabilized on Tuesday and soybean futures firmed in a mild recovery from the prior session’s steep drop on fears about the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. Wheat futures were mixed after posting fresh lows on technical selling and pressure from ample global supplies and stiff competition for U.S. […] Read more


U.S. livestock: CME cattle extend losses

COVID-19 coronavirus continues to rattle investors

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live and feeder cattle futures fell sharply for a second consecutive day on Tuesday as fears of a coronavirus pandemic stoked concerns about demand and slower global economic growth. Commodities funds liquidated more of their sizable long holdings in cattle after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and […] Read more