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Mark Weinraub

UPDATE 1-U.S. corn harvest seen at four-year low after rainy spring -USDA

11 Jun 2019

CHICAGO, June 11 The U.S. government on Tuesday slashed its estimate of domestic corn production this year as heavy rain in key growing areas throughout the spring forced growers to cut their acreage and caused planting delays that threatened the size of the harvest.

While rains swamp U.S. Midwest, parched soils hamper Canadian crops

04 Jun 2019

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/CHICAGO Unrelenting rains in the U.S. Midwest have stymied planting of corn and soybeans, while just slightly northwest on the Canadian Prairies, dry weather is stunting canola and wheat crops.

LIVESTOCK-Hog, cattle futures fall after Trump opens new front in trade war

31 May 2019

CHICAGO, May 31 Chicago Mercantile Exchange cattle and hog futures fell on Friday, pressured by fears that Mexico, a key importer of both U.S. beef and pork, will retaliate against President Donald Trump's proposal to impose tariffs on imports from Mexico.

LIVESTOCK-Livestock futures fall as corn rally boosts feeding costs

30 May 2019

CHICAGO, May 30 Chicago Mercantile Exchange cattle and hog futures closed mostly lower on Thursday, with a rally in the corn market pressuring livestock contracts, traders said.

LIVESTOCK-Cattle futures firm as cash market steadies, hog futures rise on bargain buying

29 May 2019

CHICAGO, May 29 Chicago Mercantile Exchange cattle futures firmed on Wednesday, supported by a steadying cash market, traders said.

GRAINS-Corn futures hit three-year high after rains prolong planting delays

28 May 2019

CHICAGO, May 28 U.S. corn futures surged 4.1% to their highest levels in nearly three years on Tuesday, supported by planting delays across key growing areas of the U.S. Midwest following heavy rains, traders said.

LIVESTOCK-Hog futures fall with demand uncertain due to trade fights

28 May 2019

CHICAGO, May 28 Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures fell 2.9 percent to their lowest level in nearly three weeks on Tuesday, with concerns about demand from top buyers in focus amid a record-large supply in the United States, traders said.

GRAINS-Planting delays, rain forecast spark fresh rally in corn, soy, wheat

28 May 2019

CHICAGO, May 28 U.S. corn futures surged 2.7 percent to their highest levels in nearly two years on Tuesday, supported by planting delays across key growing areas of the U.S. Midwest following heavy rains, traders said.

UPDATE 2-USDA says grain supplies to remain massive in new crop year

10 May 2019

CHICAGO, May 10 The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday forecast bigger-than-expected domestic supplies of corn, soybeans and wheat, with outlooks for big harvests and export concerns underpinning the bearish stocks view.

U.S. farmers, still reeling from floods, face new storm

10 Apr 2019

CHICAGO U.S. farmers, who have spent the last month sifting through damage left by a storm that flooded more than a million acres of crop land, now face a blizzard ahead of planting season.

World News

'Sea of black' Hong Kong protesters demand leader step down

Hundreds of thousands of people clogged the streets in central Hong Kong on Sunday dressed in black to demand the city's leader step down, a day after she suspended an extradition bill in a dramatic retreat following the most violent protests in decades.