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Ag Market Commentary
Corn futures ended the Friday session with the front months firm to 4 1/4 cents higher. Nearby July was up a strong 8.96% this week. The buying was tied to slow planting progress and the potential impacts on either final acreage or yield. As of May 1...
Cotton Falls 3.59% This Week
Cotton futures ended the Friday session with most contracts 71 to 131 points lower. On the week, July was down 3.59%, with the two week drop at 12.89%. CFTC data on Friday afternoon showed specs in cotton futures and options at their largest reported...
Soybeans Show Weakness on Friday but Manage to Close the Week Higher
Soybean futures saw weakness into Friday’s close, with the front months down 17 to 18 1/4 cents. Concerns of corn acres switching to beans pressured the market. July soybeans were up 1.54% this week, with meal 2.44% higher. July soy meal was do...
Hogs Close Friday Mixed
Lean Hog futures closed the Friday session with front months 15 to 65 cents higher and deferred contracts lower. Later in the day, it was reported US was lifting tariffs in Mexican and Canadian steel. The CME Lean Hog Index was up 53 cents from the p...
Corn Posts 9% Gain This Week
Corn futures ended the Friday session with the front months firm to 4 1/4 cents higher. Nearby July was up a strong 8.96% this week. The buying was tied to slow planting progress and the potential impacts on either final acreage or yield. As of May 1...
Cattle Higher as Japan Eases Restrictions
Live cattle futures posted 80 cent to $180 gains in most contracts on Friday. A USDA announcement shows that Japan has agreed to lift the 30-month age restriction on beef imports from the US that was implemented originally as a 20-month following the...

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