Improved weather in Argentina weighed on corn and soy markets
Hogs futures are expected to open steady to slightly higher. The quarterly USDA Hogs and Pigs report seemingly held bullish implications to the market due to the decline of overall hog population. The marketing head, breeding head and all hogs fell short of trade expectations. February hog futures are expected to rise 0.35 cents to 85.90 cents/pound in early Monday action, and June are expected to surge 0.10 to 100.35.
Cotton futures started the week higher. In the news, China will levy sliding duties on cotton imports from January 1 to stabilize its domestic market beyond the quotas in 2014. This certainly did not discourage the bulls. The continuing weakness of US currency supported the cotton market as well. March cotton added 0.25 cents to 84.37 cents/pound just after sunrise Monday, while July cotton increased 0.44 cents to 83.86.
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