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Food and Beverage Agriculture

  • ARLINGTON, Va., Feb 23- Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, whom U.S. "Mad cow disease is long since gone in this country, and there is no reason why the Chinese should continue to restrict American beef," Branstad said at the U.S. Agriculture Department's annual Agricultural Outlook Forum. He has visited China at least six times, and Chinese President Xi Jinping has traveled...

  • *USDA pegs U.S. 2017 soy plantings at record 88 mln acres. *USDA sees U.S. 2017 corn plantings down 4.3 pct from 2016. As of 11:15 a.m. CST, the Chicago Board of Trade March soybean contract was down 8-3/ 4 cents at $10.14 per bushel after dipping to $10.13-1/ 4, its lowest since Jan. 12.

  • A man boards a bus on a flooded street as a powerful storm moves across Southern California on February 17, 2017 near Sun Valley, California.

    After years of extreme drought, Southern California is now completely free of the worst of it as recent rains brought flooding.

  • *USDA expected to raise forecast for soybean plantings. *Corn, wheat edge down before USDA plantings outlook. The USDA is due to release updated planting forecasts at its two-day Outlook Forum that starts on Thursday, with the market expecting an increase in soybean sowing.

  • DUBAI, Feb 23- Syria's state grain buyer has signed contracts with local traders for 1.2 million tonnes of Russian wheat, a government source said, the country's second attempt at a huge wheat deal since October as it tries to secure supplies of the food staple. Syria's state buyer, the General Establishment for Cereal Processing and Trade, had struck a deal in...

  • *USDA expected to raise forecast for soybean plantings. The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.3 percent to $10.25-1/ 2 a bushel, having earlier hit a low of $10.22 a bushel- the lowest since Feb. 1. "There are bumper supplies in South America, while the U.S. Department of Agriculture is expected to report an increase in plantings.

  • SYDNEY, Feb 23- U.S. soybeans edged higher on Thursday, rebounding from a three-week low touched earlier in the session, with market sentiment likely to be driven by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's U.S. crop planting forecasts due later in the day. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.3 percent to $10.25-3/ 4 a bushel, having...

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were mostly higher Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Mar. gained 5.25 cents to 4.4125 a bushel; Mar. corn rose 1.75 cents at 3.71 a bushel; Mar. oats was up. 50 cent at $2.53 a bushel; while Mar. soybeans lost 3.50 cents to $10.2275 a bushel. February live cattle was up 2.20 cents at $1.2130 a pound; March feeder cattle rose. 55 cents at...

  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers detain a suspect as they conduct a targeted enforcement operation in Los Angeles, California, U.S. on February 7, 2017.

    Some industries and employers will feel the impact much harder — and sooner — than others.

  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers detain a suspect as they conduct a targeted enforcement operation in Los Angeles, California, U.S. on February 7, 2017.

    Leon Rodriguez, former DHS director of immigration, and Ali Noorani, National Immigration Forum, weigh in on how the growing number of deportations under President Trump may effect the economy.

  • Immigration crackdown's impact on agriculture

    CNBC's Aditi Roy reports on how tightening immigration enforcement and the growing number deportations may impact agriculture.

  • *Traders adjust positions ahead of annual USDA forum. As of 12:18 p.m. CST, Chicago Board of Trade March soybeans were down 2-1/ 2 cents at $10.23-3/ 4 per bushel after dipping to $10.23, the contract's lowest since Feb. 1. CBOT March corn was up 2-1/ 4 cents at $3.71-1/ 2 a bushel and March wheat was up 5 cents at $4.41 a bushel.

  • Cost of immigration crackdown?

    Francesc Ortega, Queens College Associate Professor of Economics, weighs in on the economic impact of the immigration crackdown.

  • LEVERKUSEN, Germany, Feb 22- German drugs and pesticides maker Bayer forecast a year without earnings growth for its agricultural products business on Wednesday, as it seeks to complete its $66 billion deal to take over U.S. seeds giant Monsanto. The shares were down 1.8 percent at 106.95 euros at 1319 GMT, reversing gains made over the last three trading sessions...

  • *Grains, soybeans supported by positioning before USDA forum. HAMBURG, Feb 22- U.S. soybeans, wheat and corn rose on Wednesday as traders took positions ahead of a U.S. Department of Agriculture forum this week which is expected to shed light on what crops U.S. farmers are planting for this summer's harvest. Chicago Board of Trade March soybeans, rose 0.2 percent to...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 22- U.S. soybean prices rose on Wednesday to move away from a three-week low touched the session before, but gains were checked as favorable growing weather in South America stoked expectations of ample global supply. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board of Trade, for March, gained 0.3 percent to $10.29-1/ 2 a bushel.

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were mostly lower Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Mar. was off 5 cents to 4.36 a bushel; Mar. corn rose 1 cent at 3.6925 a bushel; Mar. oats fell 4.25 cents at $2.5675 a bushel; while Mar. soybeans declined 6.25 cents to $10.2625 a bushel. February live cattle was up 1.18 cents at $1.1919 a pound; March feeder cattle rose. 48 cents at...

  • *Soy sags as Brazil crop seen offsetting Argentine issues. Wheat futures were also lower while corn firmed, supported As of 12:08 p.m. CST, Chicago Board of Trade March soybean futures were down 3-3/ 4 cents at $10.28-3/ 4 per bushel after dipping to $10.26-1/ 2, the contract's lowest since Feb. 6. Favorable weather in Brazil, which is forecast to harvest a...

  • PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Feb 21- Chicago soybean futures edged higher on Tuesday after a two-session slide, with heavy rain in major exporter Argentina bringing weather risks back into focus. Gains were limited by overall expectations for large soybean harvests in Argentina and Brazil, as well as a sharp rise in the dollar that makes U.S. grains more expensive overseas.

  • *Soybeans up 1 pct, potential yield loss after rains in Argentina. SINGAPORE, Feb 21- Chicago soybean futures gained almost 1 percent on Tuesday as the market recovered from its lowest in more than two weeks with rains in Argentina raising concerns over potential decline in yields. The Chicago Board Of Trade most-active soybean contract rose 0.9 percent to...