Orange juice futures rose Monday, as traders anticipated that cold weather might affect Florida’s citrus crop.
The actively traded March contract for frozen orange juice concentrate rose 3.85 cents, or 3 percent, to $1.436 a pound.
Florida is expecting temperatures to fall into the 30s in part of the state Tuesday, but a Florida Citrus Mutual spokesman said temperatures must be at 28 degrees or lower four hours straight for fruit to freeze badly.
In other contracts, corn rose 4.25 cents, or 1 percent, to $4.2775 a bushel. Soybeans rose 5.5 cents, or 0.4 percent, to $12.7675 a bushel, and wheat was flat at $6.0575 a bushel.
February gold fell 60 cents to $1,238 an ounce.
March silver fell 10.8 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $20.103 an ounce.
Platinum for April delivery rose $2.20, or 0.2 percent, to $1,416.40 an ounce. Palladium for March delivery rose $7.30, or 1 percent, to $738.50 an ounce.
Copper for March delivery edged up half a cent to $3.3595 a pound.