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Mark Weinraub

U.S. lowers wheat, corn harvest forecasts as farmers cut acreage

10 Jul 2020

CHICAGO The U.S. government lowered its forecasts for domestic corn and wheat harvests on Thursday due to a cut in acreage estimates, but yields were still expected to remain robust due to good crop weather.

UPDATE 1-U.S. lowers wheat, corn harvest forecasts as farmers cut acreage

10 Jul 2020

CHICAGO, July 10 The U.S. government lowered its forecasts for domestic corn and wheat harvests on Thursday due to a cut in acreage estimates, but yields were still expected to remain robust due to good crop weather.

U.S. farmers scramble for help as COVID-19 scuttles immigrant workforce

02 Jul 2020

CHICAGO The novel coronavirus delayed the arrival of seasonal immigrants who normally help harvest U.S. wheat, leaving farmers to depend on high school students, school bus drivers, laid-off oilfield workers and others to run machines that bring in the crop.

Farmers dial back crop plantings as COVID uncertainty rocks markets - USDA

01 Jul 2020

CHICAGO U.S. farmers planted nearly 5 million fewer acres of corn this spring than estimated by the U.S. government in March, the biggest cut in 37 years, as the coronavirus pandemic roils demand for the crop.The drop in corn seedings, as well as an 11.1% cut in cotton plantings, accounted for the bulk of the U.S. Agriculture Department's 7.2 million-acre reduction to its estimate of the amount of major crops seeded this spring.

GRAINS-Soybeans, corn fall; wheat firms on crop concerns

22 May 2020

* Wheat hits highest since May 11 as Russia cuts crop outlook

LIVESTOCK-Hog futures fall; live cattle rises as slaughter rises

20 May 2020

CHICAGO, May 19 U.S. hog futures fell on Tuesday, pressured by an increase in the daily slaughter totals as pork plants come back online, traders said.

LIVESTOCK-Cattle futures hit 6-1/2 week high on third day of gains

19 May 2020

CHICAGO, May 18 U.S. live cattle futures rose for the third day in a row on Monday, hitting their highest since April 1, with ongoing strength in the cash markets leading the way higher, traders said.

UPDATE 1-Huge plantings, record crop to push U.S. corn supplies to 33-year high - USDA

12 May 2020

CHICAGO, May 12 U.S. corn supplies will rise to their highest in 33 years due to massive plantings and what is expected to be a record crop - a bounty so big that it will outweigh export demand and increased ethanol usage as the biofuel sector recovers from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. government said on Tuesday.

Farmers planting mountain of U.S. corn as prices collapse

12 May 2020

CHICAGO U.S. corn farmers are facing steep losses this year as prices collapse to the lowest in more than a decade after they had purchased seeds and fertilizers and started planting the second-biggest crop since the Great Depression.

LIVESTOCK-Profit-taking, technical selling pressure hogs, live cattle futures

25 Apr 2020

CHICAGO, April 24 U.S. hog and live cattle futures eased on Friday, with end-of-week profit-taking and technical selling pressuring the livestock markets, traders said.

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