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Food and Beverage Agriculture

  • As of 11:58 a.m. CST, Chicago Board of Trade March wheat was down 7 cents at $4.31 per bushel after dipping to $4.30, its lowest since Feb. 9. March soybeans were up 3/ 4 cent at $10.12-1/ 4 a bushel, rebounding after falling to $10.09-1/ 4, its lowest since Jan. 12. As you violate some technical signals, you've got the potential for some further liquidation, "said Terry Linn,...

  • Detainees are escorted as hundreds of mostly Central American children are being held at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection center in Nogales, Ariz., on June 18, 2014.

    President Donald Trump's plans to deport millions of unauthorized workers would hurt a handful of states that rely most heavily on undocumented workers.

  • LONDON, Feb 24- U.S. soybeans edged up on Friday, boosted partly by a weaker dollar which helped the market rebound from an earlier six-week low, but the market remained on course for a weekly loss. The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.3 percent to $10.14-3/ 4 per bushel by 1122 GMT after hitting a six-week low of $10.09-1/ 2 a bushel...

  • *China in throes of worst-ever bird flu outbreak. BEIJING, Feb 24- With many poultry markets closed in the wake of China's worst-ever bird flu outbreak, local egg producers are being forced to shell out to feed and water chickens long after they would normally have been killed and sold for meat. That is piling pressure on producers already grappling with tanking...

  • *Corn flat, despite lower-than-expected USDA f'cast. SYDNEY, Feb 24- U.S. soybeans edged higher on Friday after earlier hitting a six-week low as ample global supplies pushed the oilseed towards two-week losses of nearly 5 percent. The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.1 percent to $10.12-1/ 2 per bushel, after hitting a six-week low...

  • A general view of the entrance of the international gene bank Svalbard Global Seed Vault, outside Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen, Norway, on February 29, 2016.

    New samples from seed collections have been deposited in the world's largest repository.

  • Samuel Adams lager

    Shares of craft brewer Boston Beer slipped 5 percent after a disappointing outlook and continued weakness in key brands, including Sam Adams.

  • HONOLULU— Hawaii lawmakers are considering a proposal with the potential to cripple the state's commercial fishing industry after an Associated Press investigation found foreign fishermen confined to boats and living in subpar conditions. The boats often have crews of fishermen from Southeast Asia and Pacific Island nations, and the men are restricted...

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were higher Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery was 1.40 cents lower at $4.3960 a bushel; March corn was down. 40 cents at $3.7040 a bushel; March oats was up. 20 cent at $2.5260 a bushel while March soybeans lost 6.20 cents to $10.1640 a bushel. February live cattle was 1.55 cent higher at $1.2285 a...

  • 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.