After the Bell | June 22, 2022
Corn: July corn futures rose 7 1/4 cents to $7.68, while December corn fell 7 3/4 cents to $6.93 3/4, the new-crop contract’s lowest closing price since June 3. Nearby corn futures rose with support from bull spreading, while new-crop December fell near a three-week low on continued strong crop ratings and an outlook for less-threatening Midwest weather.
Soybeans: November soybeans fell 34 cents to $14.76 1/2, a six-week low. August soymeal fell 60 cents to $415.30. August soyoil fell 279 points at 68.88 cents, a 2 1/2-month low. Forecasts for milder Midwest weather, along with steep declines in crude oil and Malaysian palm oil, weighed on the soy complex.
Wheat: December SRW wheat rose 1/2 cent to $10.04 1/4 and December HRW wheat fell 3 cents to $10.55 1/2, both near three-month lows. December spring wheat fell 13 cents to $11.13 1/4. Wheat futures faded from overnight gains amid commercial pressure from the accelerating winter harvest.
Cotton: December cotton plunged 578 points to 108.07 cents per pound, a three-month closing low. Concern that a potential recession could hurt apparel demand weighed on new-crop cotton, while declines in nearby contracts were limited by relatively tight supplies.
Cattle: August live cattle dropped $1.325 to $134.925, the lowest close since June 14. August feeder futures fell $2.15 to $173.15. Live cattle futures were pressured by weaker cash trading in the southern Plains, where initial prices were reported around $138.00. Choice beef cutout values fell 99 cents to $266.57, though movement was strong at 157 loads.
Hogs: July lean hogs fell 87.5 cents to $111.85, while August hogs fell $1.475 to $108.325. Hog futures fell for the first session in five amid corrective selling following the past week’s rally. Cash fundamentals remained supportive, with the CME lean hog index reaching a 10-month high at $110.45. The cash benchmark is expected to climb another 29 cents tomorrow.