Tuesday, March 11, 2014 10:00AM CDT
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack vigorously defended country-of-origin labeling for red meat at the National Farmers Union's annual convention in Santa Fe, N.M., on Monday.
Monday, March 10, 2014 2:48PM CDT
Porcine epidemic diarrhea has not yet affected U.S. exports of pork to Japan, pork traders say. But some fear high prices and insufficient volume availability could negatively influence purchasing behavior in Japan by summer.
Corn futures are lower at 6 a.m. CST; soybeans lower; wheat unchanged.
Expect lean hog futures to open with decent follow-through strength as fundamentals continue to support higher. Live and feeder contracts are set to open moderately higher, supported by stronger cut-outs and bullish action in the hog and pork complex.