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Mark Weinraub

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

Jul 11 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.

U.S. corn plantings top expectations despite floods; prices sink

Jun 28 2019

CHICAGO U.S. farmers planted more corn than expected despite heavy rains and flooding that market watchers had said kept farmers out of the fields for much of the spring, the U.S. government said on Friday.

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

Jun 11 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

Jun 04 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

May 31 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

May 30 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

May 29 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

May 28 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

May 28 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

May 28 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.

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