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LIVESTOCK-CME hog futures plunge daily limit on demand concerns

16 Aug 2019

CHICAGO, Aug 16 CME lean hog futures fell sharply on Friday, with the most-active October contract notching a limit down move as traders worried that seasonal growth in supplies will outstrip demand.

LIVESTOCK-Hog futures sink to five-month low despite China purchases of U.S. pork

15 Aug 2019

CHICAGO, Aug 15 Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) hog futures fell to a five-month low on Thursday, pressured by big supplies that overwhelmed any optimism about news that China made its biggest purchases of U.S. pork in seven weeks, traders said.

LIVESTOCK-Cattle futures mixed, hogs firm

14 Aug 2019

CHICAGO, Aug 14 Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) cattle futures were mixed on Wednesday, with deferred months mostly higher on bargain buying after hitting multiyear lows on Tuesday.

LIVESTOCK-Cattle futures sink to multiyear lows as Tyson plant fire hangs over market

13 Aug 2019

CHICAGO, Aug 13 Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) cattle futures plunged to multiyear lows on Tuesday, with some contract months for both live cattle and fed cattle ending at their daily trading limits for the second day in a row.

LIVESTOCK-Cattle futures plunge after fire shutters Tyson plant

12 Aug 2019

CHICAGO, Aug 12 Chicago Mercantile Exchange cattle futures dropped their daily trading limits on Monday after a fire at a major beef plant threatened to limit demand for the animals for months, traders said.

UPDATE 1-USDA sees bigger-than-expected U.S. corn crop despite weather threat

12 Aug 2019

CHICAGO, Aug 12, The U.S. corn harvest will be bigger than previously forecast, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Monday, as the government issued a surprise boost to its outlook despite concerns about a wet spring and dry summer.

U.S. confirms small soybean sale to private Chinese buyer

01 Aug 2019

CHICAGO The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday confirmed a private Chinese company bought 68,000 tonnes of soybeans in the week ended July 25, the first soybean purchase since Beijing offered to exempt five crushers from import tariffs imposed more than a year ago as part of a U.S.-China trade dispute.

China buys U.S. soybeans for first time since June

01 Aug 2019

CHICAGO, Aug 1 The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday confirmed private sales to China of 68,000 tonnes of soybeans for the 2019/20 marketing year, the first such purchase by a private buyer since the trade war between the world's two largest economies broke out more than a year ago.

UPDATE 1-U.S. spring wheat tour sees yields of 43.1 bushels per acre

25 Jul 2019

FARGO, N.D., July 25 Scouts on an annual crop tour projected harvest yields for the 2019 U.S. hard red spring wheat crop at 43.1 bushels per acre (bpa), up from the tour's 2018 projection of 41.1 bpa but below its five-year average of 44.7.

UPDATE 1-U.S. corn crop seen bigger, soybean crop lower ahead of acreage resurvey -USDA

11 Jul 2019

CHICAGO, July 11 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) increased its forecast of U.S. corn production and lowered its soybean harvest view by more than expected on Thursday, factoring in results from its widely questioned June acreage report.

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