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Beans and meal led the crop markets higher Monday

Soybeans and meal led the crop markets higher Monday. Ideas that today’s weekly USDA Crop Progress report will show a big increase in crop harvesting weighed on corn and bean futures Sunday night. FULL STORY »

Bean, meal strength pull crop markets higher Monday morning

Soybeans and meal led the crop markets higher Monday morning. Ideas that today’s weekly USDA Crop Progress report will show a big increase in crop harvesting weighed on corn and bean futures Sunday night. FULL STORY »

Hogs and Pigs Report shows PEDv effects, signs of recovery

The Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report issued by USDA on September 26 reported, at the same time, continuing effects of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PEDv) damage to hog numbers and signs of industry recovery and expansion. FULL STORY »

Cooney: Weaner breakeven nears $75

Pricing off the May lean hog contract shows a weaner breakeven of $74.26 up $1.51 for the week. Futures prices were up $1.38 for the week and feed costs were up $1.30 per head. FULL STORY »

Hog Outlook: Retail pork prices average $4.215 per pound

Retail prices of pork were record high in September for the seventh consecutive month. Pork averaged $4.215 per pound last month. That is up 1.5 cents from the month before and up 42.3 cents from September 2013. FULL STORY »

Natural gas prices fluctuated throughout the week

Spot prices fluctuated over the report week (Wednesday to Wednesday), with Henry Hub starting the week at $3.82 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) on October 15, dropping 21 cents by Tuesday to $3.61, before settling at $3.68/MMBtu yesterday. FULL STORY »

Hogs were the exception to the bullish rule Thursday

Export data boosted corn futures Thursday. The weekly USDA Export Sales report stated last week’s corn commitments just over 1.0 million tonnes, which happened to be the upper end of pre-report forecasts. FULL STORY »

Pork production climbs 2%

Pork production totaled 1.87 billion pounds, up 2 percent from the previous year. Hog slaughter totaled 8.83 million head, down 2 percent from September 2013. FULL STORY »

Export data, equity gains boost crop futures Thursday morning

The weekly USDA Export Sales report stated last week’s corn commitments just over 1.0 million tonnes, which happened to be the upper end of pre-report forecasts. FULL STORY »

Meat export volumes lower in August, but value remains strong

For the second consecutive month, August export value for U.S. pork increased year-over-year despite declines in volume. Export value remains on a record pace, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) earlier this month. FULL STORY »

Heated international pork markets cool down

Rabobank has published a new report on the global pork industry, saying that heated international markets are slowly cooling down. FULL STORY »

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