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Michael Hirtzer

LIVESTOCK-Hog futures decline on heavier animals, technical selling

Oct 17 2018

CHICAGO, Oct 17 Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures dropped for the second straight session on Wednesday, on technical selling and after government data showed heavier-weight U.S. hogs that pointed to larger supplies, traders said.

LIVESTOCK-Cattle futures mostly lower on technical selling

Oct 16 2018

CHICAGO, Oct 16 U.S. cattle futures were mostly lower on Tuesday while lean hogs pared gains late in the session, with each pressured in part by technical selling and profit-taking, traders and analysts said.

Expanding ethanol sales would have limited U.S. market impact: analysts

Oct 15 2018

CHICAGO The Trump administration's plan to allow year-round sales of higher-grade corn ethanol would have limited impact on the depressed U.S. ethanol market, with record supplies and prices for the fuel hovering near the lowest in a decade, analysts said.

LIVESTOCK-Hog futures surge on optimism for higher cash prices

Oct 15 2018

CHICAGO, Oct 15 Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures soared as much as 3 percent on Monday in bull-spreading linked to hopes of stronger U.S. cash hog prices and fears of African swine fever spreading in top pork consumer China, traders said.

LIVESTOCK-Hog, cattle futures lower on plentiful supplies

Oct 10 2018

CHICAGO, Oct 10 U.S. hog futures fell for the third day in a row on Wednesday, with the market under pressure from plentiful supplies, traders said.

LIVESTOCK-Hog futures slump on ample supplies; cattle weaken

Oct 09 2018

CHICAGO, Oct 9 U.S. lean hog futures fell more than 1 percent on Tuesday, weighed down by technical selling and expectations that supply will increase, traders said.

U.S. ethanol exports to Brazil drop to nearly three-year low

Oct 05 2018

CHICAGO Exports of corn-based U.S. ethanol to Brazil sank to the lowest levels in nearly three years in August, U.S. Department of Agriculture data showed on Friday.

Protesters interrupt EPA sole hearing on weaker power plant rules

Oct 01 2018

CHICAGO Two dozen activists stormed a public hearing on Monday hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency to rail against its plan to lift Obama-era carbon limits on power plants, causing agency officials to leave the room until the demonstration ended.

Exclusive: Green Plains turns off ethanol plants, cuts output - sources

Sep 17 2018

NEW YORK/CHICAGO Major U.S. ethanol producer Green Plains Inc is shutting down or cutting output at plants across the Midwest due to low profit margins, five industry sources told Reuters on Monday.

Exclusive: Green Plains to shut down two Iowa ethanol plants - sources

Sep 17 2018

NEW YORK/CHICAGO Major U.S. ethanol producer Green Plains Inc is shutting down two ethanol plants in Iowa and cutting output at another in Minnesota due to low profit margins, three industry sources told Reuters.

World News

U.S. gives Saudis more time on Khashoggi; Mnuchin spurns conference

The top U.S. diplomat advised President Donald Trump on Thursday to give Saudi Arabia more time to investigate journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance even as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin abandoned plans to attend an investor conference in Riyadh, putting the high-profile event in question.