CHICAGO, Oct 13- U.S. soybean futures traded at the highest levels since August, topping $9 a bushel on fresh export demand from top buyer China and global weather worries, analysts said. At the Chicago Board of Trade as of 11:51 a.m. CDT, the November soybean contract was up 21 cents at $9.08-1/ 2 per bushel after reaching $9.08-3/ 4. I suppose there will be more at $9.09, "...» Read More
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