Hog prices head higher amid swine virusMarch 7, 2014 @ 1:31 pm (Updated: 1:40 pm - 3/7/14 )
Hog prices are rising for the fourth straight week as a swine virus threatens to crimp the supply of pork.
The price of hog futures for April delivery rose 0.6 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $1.13 a pound on Friday. The price has climbed 6 percent this week and is up about a third since the start of the year.
In other trading of commodities products, wheat and soybeans rose. Corn fell.
Most metals fell. Copper plunged on concerns about the health of the Chinese economy.
Gold, silver and platinum all fell. Palladium edged higher.
In energy trading, the price of oil rose $1.02, or 1 percent, to $102.58 a barrel.
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Demonstrations continued Tuesday afternoon in Seattle
What Are They Building?
Work is finally underway on Seattle's newest skyscraper
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.