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U.S. livestock: Live cattle jump as beef stocks tighten, funds buy

Chicago | Reuters –– U.S. live cattle futures scaled to their highest point in 5-1/2 months on Wednesday as tighter-than-expected beef stocks and rising cash beef prices triggered active fund buying that took prices through key technical resistance levels. Actively traded contracts posted their strongest gains in nearly a month, breaking out of a narrow […] Read more


ICE weekly outlook: Rangebound canola vulnerable to losses

MarketsFarm — ICE Futures canola contracts moved lower during the week ended Wednesday and may have more room to the downside, despite persistent harvest delays across Western Canada. “Overall, we’re still rangebound, but we’re going to the lower part of the trading window,” said analyst Errol Anderson of Pro Market Communications in Calgary. “Canola is […] Read more



U.S. grains: Harvest pace drags on corn, soybeans

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures ended flat on Wednesday as optimism that China would significantly increase U.S. export purchases after offering to waive tariffs was overshadowed by a lack of confirmed buying and an accelerating U.S. harvest. Corn was also flat on harvest pressure and limited demand, while wheat firmed in a modest […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans firm on Chinese trade prospects

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures firmed on Tuesday on hopes of fresh export sales to China after Beijing gave major crushers waivers to import U.S. soybeans without retaliatory tariffs. Futures, however, drifted from early highs as new export deals failed to materialize and as farmers took advantage of the price spike to sell […] Read more



U.S. grains: Wheat eases in profit-taking setback

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures declined on Monday on profit taking after three sessions of gains, on concerns about weather-reduced Southern Hemisphere crops that had lifted the market to multi-month highs. Soybeans were mixed amid worries about reduced yields and late harvesting, while corn drifted lower on dull demand. Both markets remained in […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Lean hogs end mostly higher

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. lean hog futures closed mostly higher on Monday as hopes for rising demand for U.S. pork exports, particularly from China, more than offset near-term pressure from plentiful hog supplies. Investor caution kept hog futures in a narrow trading range following a roller-coaster session on Friday in which the market surged […] Read more