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Demand Raises Prices for Hogs, Drives Down Soybeans & Corn

September 1, 2010 at 0:50 by Vladimir Vyun

Hogs futures gained today on speculation that prices declined too much last week, considering strong demand in the US. Exports of meat rose, also adding to demand. October futures for hog settlement rose $0.00275 (0.4 percent) to $0.7515 per pound by 13 on CME.

Soybean prices dropped today on speculation that demand in China and the US may slow after prices surged. November futures for soybean delivery slid $0.125 (1.2 percent) to $10.10 per bushel as of 13:15 on CBoT, the biggest drop since August 19th. December futures for soybean-oil delivery dropped $0.0048 (1.2 percent) to $40.05 per pound.

Corn slipped today as rains improved outlook for wheat output and on speculation that demand for ethanol would fall after oil prices declined. Speculators continue to bet on price increase, anyway. December futures for corn delivery fall $0.0225 (0.5 percent) to $4.3925 per bushel on CBoT.

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