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Crops

4/29/2016 12:05 pm

Recent weather issues in Brazil and Argentina, along with political uncertainty, have added a new sense of uncertainty to this year's crop supplies.

Livestock

3/28/2016 1:41 pm

Pork producers are reducing farrowings in 2016. That means pork supplies will be somewhat less than had been anticipated and that hog prices will be somewhat higher.

3/24/2016 4:19 pm

June lean hog futures lost 3.05 this week. With cash hogs now stabilizing at $66 on the lean hog index, many traders are taking out some of the premium in futures.

3/18/2016 3:41 pm

We were a little surprised to see some cash cattle trading before the Cattle on Feed report. Action occurred at $140 in Texas before the noon hour. We wonder if this decision was made on concern over wholesale beef or the Cattle on Feed report.

Scott Shellady from the CME Group Floor in Chicago, Illinois on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.