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LIVESTOCK-Live cattle jump to 5-1/2-month highs as beef stocks tighten, funds buy

23 Oct 2019

CHICAGO, Oct 23 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.

LIVESTOCK-Lean hogs drop on burdensome supply, export jitters

22 Oct 2019

CHICAGO, Oct 22 U.S. lean hog futures slumped on Tuesday, pressured by abundant near-term hog supplies and concerns that U.S. pork export demand would not be large enough to absorb the expected surplus of meat produced.

LIVESTOCK-Lean hogs end mostly higher, back months rise on pork export hopes

21 Oct 2019

CHICAGO, Oct 21 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.

After trade talks in U.S., China ramps up Brazilian soy purchases

18 Oct 2019

CHICAGO/BEIJING Chinese importers have been busy booking fresh purchases of soybeans from Brazil this week, despite the White House announcement that China had agreed to buy up to $50 billion (38.6 billion pounds) of U.S. farm products annually during trade talks last week.

U.S. farmers cheered by apparent trade truce, hope shipments to follow

12 Oct 2019

CHICAGO U.S. farmers cheered the Trump administration's announcement of a potentially dramatic increase in U.S. agricultural sales to China on Friday but warned they needed to see a follow-through of actual purchases. | Video

U.S. farmers cheered by apparent trade truce, hope shipments to follow

11 Oct 2019

CHICAGO, Oct 11 U.S. farmers cheered the Trump administration's announcement of a potentially dramatic increase in U.S. agricultural sales to China on Friday but warned they needed to see a follow-through of actual purchases.

China buys more U.S. soybeans, record volume of pork ahead of trade talks

10 Oct 2019

CHICAGO Chinese importers stepped up purchases of U.S. agricultural goods ahead of high-level trade talks in Washington, including another wave of soybean deals and the country's record largest weekly purchase of American pork, U.S. data showed on Thursday.

Snow, freezing temperatures threaten northern U.S. corn, soybeans

09 Oct 2019

Plunging temperatures and heavy snow forecast for the upper U.S. Plains from Friday to Sunday are likely to damage unharvested corn and soybean crops in parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska and Iowa, meteorologists said on Wednesday.

Snow, freezing temperatures threaten northern U.S. corn, soybeans

09 Oct 2019

Oct 9 Plunging temperatures and heavy snow forecast for the upper U.S. Plains from Friday to Sunday are likely to damage unharvested corn and soybean crops in parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska and Iowa, meteorologists said on Wednesday.

LIVESTOCK-CME lean hogs rally on bargain buying, China trade hopes

08 Oct 2019

CHICAGO, Oct 8 Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures rallied on Tuesday in a technical and bargain-buying rebound from one-month lows amid hopes that China would step up U.S. pork imports as the country's domestic pork prices have soared.

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