P.J. Huffstutter

USDA cuts U.S. ag export forecast amid weaker soybean demand

Nov 23 2021

CHICAGO, Nov 23 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) cut its U.S. farm exports forecast for next year on Tuesday, citing weaker soybean demand from China and lower bean prices.

U.S. senator introduces bill to block Brazilian beef imports after 'mad cow' reports

Nov 18 2021

CHICAGO U.S. Senator Jon Tester on Thursday introduced legislation to halt the import of Brazilian beef into the United States and called for experts to review "the commodity's safety" after media reports that Brazil delayed reporting two cases of mad cow disease.

Drug, feed ingredient shortages hit U.S. livestock producers

Nov 18 2021

CHICAGO Michigan dairy farmer Doug Chapin has been unable to buy bottles of veterinary penicillin for his cows for more than a month.

LIVESTOCK-CME lean hog futures slip amid export demand doubts

Nov 02 2021

CHICAGO, Nov 2 Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures slipped on Tuesday, as uncertainty over Chinese pork demand continued and animal weights were expected to increase on cooling U.S. temperatures, analysts said.

GRAINS-Wheat futures ease amid supply questions after hitting highest since 2012

Nov 02 2021

* Soybean futures upon sluggish harvest progress (Adds closing prices, updates headline)

LIVESTOCK-CME cattle futures rise on support from fewer cattle placements

Oct 25 2021

CHICAGO, Oct 25 Chicago Mercantile Exchange cattle futures rose on Monday, as the market continued to be bolstered by a government report showing fewer cattle placements than expected, traders said.

Bayer: farmers pre-buying crop inputs as supply-chain snarls continue

Oct 19 2021

CHICAGO/BERLIN (Reuters) -U.S. farmers are pre-buying seeds and chemicals they need earlier than normal, in a bid to secure supplies for next spring amid sector-wide supply-chain problems, a top executive at German agricultural and pharmaceuticals firm Bayer AG said on Tuesday.

LIVESTOCK-CME cattle futures mixed; hogs rise on short-covering

Oct 15 2021

CHICAGO, Oct 15 Chicago Mercantile Exchange feeder cattle futures fell on Friday, pressured by rising corn prices, while live cattle futures inched up as traders anticipated seeing the cash trade improve, traders said.

GRAINS-Chicago corn, soybean futures bounce on technical buying, potential export demand

Oct 15 2021

* U.S. soybean crush hits three-month low in September (Recasts, updates with U.S. trading, adds analyst quote, changes byline and dateline, previous PARIS/SINGAPORE)

LIVESTOCK-CME hog futures fall on meaty supply; cattle rises on export demand

Oct 14 2021

CHICAGO, Oct 14 Chicago Mercantile Exchange live and feeder cattle futures firmed on Thursday, as relatively steady cash cattle prices offset higher feed costs weighing on the feeder market, traders said.

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