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  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were higher Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept. delivery was 2.50 cents a bale lower at $4.1540 a bushel; Sept. corn was 2.50 cents higher at $3.4440 bushel; Sept. oats was 3.50 cents higher at $2.0760 a bushel; while August soybeans gained 9.25 cents to $10.5320 a bushel. August live cattle was. 48 cent higher...

  • WASHINGTON— More than 372,000 pounds of hot dogs and corn dogs made earlier this month are being recalled over concerns of listeria contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Altus, Oklahoma- based Bar-S Foods is recalling five chicken and pork products that could potentially be contaminated with listeria. The USDA says Bar-S hasn't received test...

  • July 20- From the heart of the U.S. big farm belt to Colombia, Vietnam and Indonesia, livestock producers are snapping up wheat damaged by bad weather or low in protein, providing pigs and poultry with grain more often milled for making bread. Farms in the United States, the Black Sea region, Europe and Australia have had bumper harvests, which are likely to push global...

  • NEW YORK, July 20- U.S. farming and oil lobbies have spent over a decade battling over a government program that requires that renewable fuels are blended with gasoline, but a recent survey showed motorists largely don't know or care what goes into their gas tanks. "I have no idea" what's in the gas, "said Kerri Price, 53, who lives near Albuquerque and drives a Jeep Grand...

  • HAMBURG/ SINGAPORE, July 20- Chicago corn, wheat and soybeans recovered on Wednesday after sharp falls a day earlier as attention returned to the scorching weather threatening U.S. crop belts and concerns an Argentine truck drivers strike could disrupt grain exports. The most active December corn contract on the Chicago Board of Trade rose 0.5 percent to...

  • July 20- From the heart of the U.S. big farm belt to Colombia, Vietnam and Indonesia, livestock producers are snapping up wheat damaged by bad weather or low in protein, providing pigs and poultry with grain more often milled for making bread. Farms in the United States, the Black Sea region, Europe and Australia have had bumper harvests, which are likely to push global...

  • NEW YORK, July 20- U.S. farming and oil lobbies have spent over a decade battling over a government program that requires that renewable fuels are blended with gasoline, but a recent survey showed motorists largely don't know or care what goes into their gas tanks. "I have no idea" what's in the gas, "said Kerri Price, 53, who lives near Albuquerque and drives a Jeep Grand...

  • Midwest Chicago corn ticks higher after deep losses, wheat firms. SINGAPORE, July 20- Chicago soybeans lost more ground on Wednesday with prices sliding to a near two-week low as forecasts for rains across key growing regions in the U.S. The most-active soybean contract on the Chicago Board Of Trade lost 0.3 percent to $10.24-3/ 4 a bushel by 0319 GMT, after earlier...

  • SYDNEY, July 20- U.S. corn rose more than 0.5 percent on Wednesday, clawing back part of the more than 4 percent dive in the previous session, though the recovery was checked by rains across key U.S. growing regions forecast to be hit by scorching weather. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.71 percent to $10.35 a bushel, having slumped...

  • CHICAGO, July 19- U.S. corn and soybean futures fell more than 3 percent on Tuesday, pressured by historically high crop ratings and forecasts for moderating temperatures next week, analysts said. At the Chicago Board of Trade as of 12:27 p.m. CDT, December corn was down 13 cents at $3.50-1/ 4 a bushel. New-crop November soybeans were down 36 cents at $10.30-1/ 4 per...

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept. delivery was 11.50 cents a bale lower at $4.1760 a bushel; Sept. corn was 10 cents lower at $3.47 bushel; Sept. oats was 1.25 cents lower at $2.0560 a bushel; while August soybeans fell 20.25 cents to $10.58 a bushel. August live cattle was. 43 cent lower at $1.1203 a...

  • A helicopter drops water on a wildfire in the San Gabriel mountains as it attacks the flames near Duarte, California, U.S. June 21, 2016.

    Hungry animals are increasingly replacing hand crews, tractors and mechanized weed mowers as a way to remove underbrush and reduce wildfire risk.

  • *Corn, soybeans as USDA keeps rating steady. LONDON, July 19- Chicago corn and soybean futures were lower on Tuesday after a weekly report issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture indicated crops remain in very good condition. "Corn and soybeans are in correction mode as the USDA crop report is showing no deterioration in the condition of both crops," said Kaname...

  • *Soybeans, corn fall as USDA keeps rating steady. Chicago Board of Trade most-active corn contract fell 1 percent to $3.59-3/ 4 a bushel by 0311 GMT, having gained 1.4 percent in the previous session. "Corn and soybeans are in correction mode as the USDA crop report is showing no deterioration in the condition of both crops," said Kaname Gokon at brokerage Okato Shoji...

  • SYDNEY, July 19- U.S. corn futures fell nearly 1 percent on Tuesday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture pegged the condition of the U.S. crop at above market expectations, though concerns over unfavourible weather provided a floor to losses. *USDA rated 76 percent of the corn crop as good to excellent, unchanged from a week earlier. *USDA rated 71 percent of the...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, July 18- Canada is hopeful of striking an agreement with China before it toughens its shipping standard for Canadian canola, Canada's agriculture minister said on Monday, as the issue threatens to curtail sales to its top export market for the oilseed. "There have been some difficulties but we truly hope and feel that we'll have an appropriate...

  • CHICAGO, July 18- U.S. corn futures firmed on Monday as forecasts for scorching heat this week in the Midwest, where the crop is pollinating, fueled concerns about yield prospects, traders said. At the Chicago Board of Trade, most-active December corn settled up 5 cents at $3.63-1/ 4 per bushel. November soybeans ended up 9 cents at $10.66-1/ 4 a bushel and September...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, July 18- Canada's agriculture minister said on Monday that he is hopeful of striking an agreement with China before it toughens its shipping standard for Canadian canola. "There have been some difficulties but we truly hope and feel that we'll have an appropriate solution," Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay said in Winnipeg, adding...

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were mostly higher Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept. delivery was 2.25 cents a bale higher at $4.27 a bushel; Sept. corn was. 50 cent higher at $3.53 bushel; Sept. oats was 2.50 cents lower at $2.07 a bushel; while August soybeans fell 15 cent to $10.5740 a bushel. August live cattle was. 58 cent higher at $1.1150 a...

  • SINGAPORE/ PARIS, July 18- Chicago corn rose on Monday with the market snapping two sessions of declines as forecasts of hot and dry weather in the U.S. The Chicago Board of Trade most-active corn contract rose 0.4 percent to $3.59-3/ 4 a bushel by 1024 GMT, having lost 3.1 percent in the past two sessions. Wheat rose 0.9 percent to $4.28-1/ 2 a bushel and soybeans...