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CBOT soy outlook: Crop uncertainty continue to support prices

U.S. soybean futures are poised to edge higher early Wednesday, with the uncertainties of crop potential supporting prices following recent price declines. FULL STORY »

U.S. livestock review: Cash hogs mixed

Lean-hog futures rose Tuesday on the broad-market rally and as higher cash prices for hogs continued to support the complex. FULL STORY »

U.S. grain and soy review: End mixed; fail to sustain early gains

U.S. grain and soybean futures ended mixed Tuesday, with the three major crop futures failing to sustain initial advances. FULL STORY »

FOA: Speculation doesnt cause commodity market volatility

Speculation is not a major cause of market volatility in commodity markets, although it can amplify underlying price movements, the Futures and Options Association said at a briefing in London Tuesday. FULL STORY »

Market talk: Threat of pullback in U.S. ethanol policy is real

A smaller-than-expected US corn crop and continued demand pose a serious threat to US ethanol policy, says Dahlman Rose. Pressure on the federal ethanol-production mandate is building as livestock producers struggle to remain profitable and worry about shortages. FULL STORY »

CBOT corn outlook: Higher on demand outlook, lack of farmer selling

U.S. corn futures are expected to open higher Tuesday on demand expectations, outside market support and farmers' reluctance to sell. FULL STORY »

CBOT soy outlook: Set to rebound after six-day slide

U.S. soybean futures prices are expected to rebound from a six-day slide Tuesday, fueled by a recovery in external financial markets and ongoing concerns about crop potential. FULL STORY »

U.S. livestock review: Hog futures mixed, Pork prices strong

Lean hog futures were mixed Monday as investors weighed strength in cash markets against the broad-market sell-off. FULL STORY »

U.S. hogs: Futures fall on demand caution, markets sell-off

U.S. lean hog futures fell Monday as markets declined broadly and traders were cautious about strength of cash hog prices. FULL STORY »

Hog Outlook: USDA predicts lowest meat production since 2009

USDA is predicting 2012 red meat and poultry production will total 92 billion pounds, down only 0.9% from this year and the lowest since 2009. That’s 4% less feed to produce 1% less meat. Either USDA is wrong, or feed efficiency is going to skyrocket in the coming year, or we face the possibility that USDA’s forecast of $7/bu for this fall’s corn crop is too low. FULL STORY »

U.S. livestock review: Hogs fall on demand signs, profit-skim

Lean hog futures fell Friday as investors took profits in the wake of a week-long rally and participants were suspicious that prices for hogs and pork could fall again soon. FULL STORY »

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