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U.S. grains: Corn, soy futures extend gains on China demand

CBOT September wheat eases

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean and corn futures rose on Friday, with soybeans hitting a one-week top as a pick-up in export demand for both crops, primarily from China, sparked speculative buying and short-covering, analysts said. Soybeans got an additional boost from surging palm and soyoil futures. But forecasts for beneficial rains in the

U.S. livestock: Live cattle end steady to firmer

Lean hogs dip after weekly advances

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. live cattle futures closed steady to firm on Friday, stabilizing after a two-session rally attributed to speculative buying and signs that meat packers may have worked through much of a backlog of market-ready cattle, traders said. Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) August live cattle futures settled unchanged at 103.275 cents/lb. and