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Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: March 18, 2024

May corn closed at $4.36, down 3/4 centsMay soybeans closed at $11.87 and 3/4 and 1/4, down 10 1/2 centsMay soybean meal closed at $331.90, down $2.80May soybean oil closed at 48.70, down 72 pointsMay wheat closed at $5.42... Read More.

Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: March 12, 2024

May corn closed at $4.41 and 3/4, unchangedMay soybeans closed at $11.96, up 16 and 3/4 centsMay soybean meal closed at $339.20, up $2.00May soybean oil closed at 47.82, up 118 pointsMay wheat closed at $5.47 and 1/2, down... Read More.

Combined U.S., Canada livestock numbers lower

The combined U.S. and Canadian cattle, hog, and sheep herds have gotten smaller. That decline is largely due to producer concerns about profitability and increased export competition. In a joint report from the USDA and Statistics Canada, the combined hog herd at the end of... Read More.

New USDA rule outlines standards for livestock contracts

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is finalizing a new rule to set clearer standards on discrimination and retaliation in livestock contracts under the Packers and Stockyards Act. The inclusive competition rule doesn’t allow hostile treatment of livestock and poultry growers based on race, color,... Read More.

Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: March 5, 2024

May corn closed at $4.26 and 1/4, down 2 and 3/4 centsMay soybeans closed at $11.49, down 6 centsMay soybean meal closed at $329.90, down $3.60May soybean oil closed at 45.04, down 13 pointMay wheat closed at $5.51, down... Read More.