Corn Trading Briefly Halted After Huge Price Drop

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Corn futures have fallen $0.40 a bushel, the most allowed by the Chicago Board of Trade in a single day. Trading in the commodity was halted after testing those lower limit bounds, and are currently priced 5.1 per cent lower at $7.455 a bushel. 

Wheat quoting was also temporarily halted in afternoon trade, after prices dropped 6.2 per cent to $8.5575 a bushel. 

The CBOT updates daily price limits on a daily basis, the equivalent of a circuit breaker in New York equity exchanges.

Prices of both agriculture commodities have moved violently as the drought across the U.S. aggravated the nation’s crop. 

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