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U.S. grains: Wheat, soy, corn fall sharply on fund selling

'It is basically risk-off across the board'

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade soybean, corn and wheat futures plunged on Monday as concerns about fresh coronavirus-driven lockdowns due to rising global case counts sparked a wave of risk-off trades. The grains, led by a 3.7 per cent drop in wheat that marked its biggest daily percentage decline since August 2019, […] Read more



U.S. livestock: Cattle futures down again

CME lean hog futures also weaker

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange cattle and hog futures weakened on Friday in anticipation of a seasonal demand slowdown following the Labour Day holiday, traders said. The losses in the futures market stemmed from weekly declines in the cash markets. CME benchmark October live cattle fell 1.25 cents to close at 104.9 cents/lb., […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn, soybeans, wheat rally

'We absolutely need heavy rainfall in a lot of areas'

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures jumped 1.8 per cent on Thursday to their highest in 7-1/2 months, with forecasts for dry weather in the U.S. Midwest threatening to hinder the crop throughout its late stages of development, traders said. “We absolutely need heavy rainfall in a lot of areas,” said […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Cattle futures extend losing streak

Hog futures edge higher

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange cattle dropped for the sixth day in a row on Thursday, with weakness in the cash market that stemmed from a glut of supplies spilling over into futures prices, traders said. Traders shrugged off signs of rising demand from China, which made its largest weekly U.S. beef purchases […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Cattle, hog futures drop as supplies assessed

'Maybe the cash cattle market is stalling out here'

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange cattle and hog futures fell on Wednesday. The cattle market faced pressure from weakness in the cash market that stemmed from the ample supplies reflected in the U.S. Agriculture Department’s Cattle on Feed report issued on Friday. “It is the belief that maybe the cash cattle market is […] Read more



U.S. grains: Crop concerns, Chinese buying spark rallies in soy, corn

CBOT December wheat closes higher

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade corn and soybean futures rallied on Tuesday on rising export demand from China and concerns that deteriorating crop conditions will curtail the size of the U.S. fall harvest, traders said. Soybeans topped out at a seven-month high while corn jumped 2.6 per cent to its highest in […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Hog futures rise as pork supplies shrink

Texas cash cattle prices down on week

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange hog futures rose to their highest level in nearly three months on Tuesday after government data showed that the reopening of pork plants after a rash of COVID-19 shutdowns had not boosted supplies. Cattle futures were lower, pressured by signs of weakness in the cash markets, traders said. […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn, soy futures rise on crop concerns

Wheat sags from one-month peak

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn and soybean futures rose on Monday on expectations that a government report will show crop ratings deteriorated in the past week, underpinning recent forecasts that pegged the harvest below the U.S. Agriculture Department’s latest outlook. A spate of dryness across the U.S. Midwest, combined with a severe wind storm […] Read more