Crop prices – relatively – immune to new downturn

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Analysts voiced faith in agricultural commodity futures proving unscathed by a renewed downturn in the world economy even as they showed signs of losing their relative strength against other risk assets. Many farm commodities stood firm last week, even as shares tumbled, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average index of major US stocks losing 5.2%…


Live cattle mostly lower on corn and demand questions

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Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures were mixed, mostly lower on the higher Dow, mostly lower corn and demand uncertainties. August was $.40 higher at $110 and October was up $.10 at $115.40. Feeders were mostly higher on spillover from corn and demand questions. August was $.27 higher at $135.20 and September was up $.17…


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