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  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- Five Republican state governors say they will not rescue a crucial part of Obamacare if it is struck down by the Supreme Court, underlining the prospect for a chaotic aftermath to a ruling that could force millions of Americans to pay much more for coverage or lose their health insurance. In response to Reuters' queries, spokespeople for the...

  • From Washington state to North Carolina, federal lawsuits are challenging the livestock industry to change its ways, basing arguments on studies that increasingly show the impact that phosphorous, nitrates and bacteria from fertilizer and accumulated manure have on lakes and rivers, as well as air pollution that can be harmful to respiratory health.

  • EMC Insurance Group posts 4Q profit Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 6:45 AM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa _ EMC Insurance Group Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $16.2 million. EMC Insurance Group expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.75 to $3 per share. EMC Insurance Group shares have decreased 4.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CHICAGO, Feb 12- Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hogs closed higher on Thursday, fueled by bargain hunting in the technically oversold market, traders said. Thursday morning's average market-ready or cash hog price in Iowa/ Minnesota dropped $1.35 per cwt from Wednesday to $57.06, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. Separate USDA data showed the...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers on Thursday urged a swift end to the labor dispute that has throttled port activity on the West Coast. More than a dozen lawmakers from West Coast states like Washington and California but also as far east as Iowa and Ohio said the ongoing labor dispute, which has partially shut down ports, had a devastating...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 11- Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures fell hard Wednesday on profit-taking led by slack meat sales ahead of increased supplies later, traders said. February closed 0.500 cent per lb lower at 158.600 cents, and April down 2.675 cents to 151.100 cents. Select cuts surged $2.80 to $236.36, USDA said.

  • LIVESTOCK-CME live cattle, hog futures close mixed Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 4:25 PM ET

    CHICAGO, Feb 10- Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle ended mixed on Tuesday with nearby contracts supported by their discounts to recent cash prices, while back months sagged on forecasts for increased supplies ahead, traders said. February closed 0.650 cent per lb higher at 159.100 cents, and April up 0.125 cent to 153.775 cents. June ended down 0.150 cent...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 9- Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hogs returned to their lowest level in six years on Monday, pressured by softer cash prices and profit-taking after a futures rally last Friday, traders said. Monday afternoon's average market-ready or cash hog price in Iowa/ Southern Minnesota slipped 35 cents per cwt from Friday to $60.59, the U.S. Department of...

  • ZUEHL, Texas, Feb 6- Texas rancher Jim Rackley would like to add more cattle to his herd of about 50 to take advantage of sizzling beef prices and growing demand from health-conscious consumers for his grass-fed beef. But the prospect of cloudless skies keeps him cautious. "Every time we think we're coming out of the drought, we get hit again,' said Rackley, a former high...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 8- For decades, Chuck Souder relied on corn and soybeans to keep his 400- acre Iowa farm running, but with corn selling for half its price two years ago and soybeans slumping, Souder has shifted to what he hopes will be a more profitable crop: Pigs. Minnesota, Missouri, Illinois and other states are seeing a similar surge, said state agriculture officials.

  • CHICAGO, Feb 6- Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hogs rallied on Friday, with some contracts up the 3- cents per lb price limit, fueled by bargain hunting following futures' plunge to a six-year low in the previous session, traders said. The average price for market-ready or cash hogs in Iowa/ Minnesota had fallen $5.01 per hundredweight from Monday to $60.93 on...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 5- Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hogs sagged to a six-year low Thursday, pressured by continued worries over plentiful supplies that sank futures to a five-year bottom on Wednesday, traders said. Burdensome supplies dropped the afternoon's average price for market-ready or cash hogs in Iowa/ Minnesota by $1.24 per hundredweight from...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Feb 4- U.S. Bancorp agreed to pay $18 million to former customers of Peregrine Financial Group Inc to resolve claims that the large U.S. bank aided a massive fraud by the failed futures brokerage's now-imprisoned founder, Russell Wasendorf Sr.. A consent order approved on Wednesday resolves claims by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading...

  • Dan Pfeiffer, longtime Obama aide, to step down Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 1:13 PM ET
    Howard Daniel 'Dan' Pfeiffer, White House senior advisor, speaks last November.

    Dan Pfeiffer has told Mr. Obama he intends to leave the White House as soon as the end of this month, NYT reports.

  • "There were a lot more sales than what I've seen in a couple weeks," said J.R. Kennedy, general manager with Snittjer Grain Co in Wellsburg, Iowa. On Tuesday, Chicago Board of Trade March corn closed up 16 cents at $3.85-3/ 4 a bushel and March soybeans closed up 27-1/ 2 cents at $9.87. Corn and soybean futures fell to multi-year lows amid the record harvest last fall before...

  • But the deep snowfall will slow the movement of grain and livestock early this week from Iowa eastward to Ohio as it will take a couple days for the Midwest to dig out, they added. The heaviest snows of 10 to 18 inches fell from central Iowa eastward to southern Wisconsin, northern Illinois, northern Indiana, southern Michigan and northern Ohio.

  • *Corn sags on technical selling; exports fail to impress. CHICAGO, Jan 29- Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures rose on Thursday, halting a six-session slide and rebounding from a three-month low after the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported larger-than-expected weekly export sales. Wheat rallied after the USDA reported U.S. export sales in the week ended...

  • *Corn sags on technical selling; exports fail to impress. CHICAGO, Jan 29- Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures rose on Thursday, halting a six-session slide and rebounding from a three-month low after the U.S. Agriculture Department reported larger-than-expected weekly export sales. Wheat bounced after the USDA reported U.S. export sales in the week ended Jan....

  • Jan 26- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and his supporters have formed a political-action committee ahead of a likely bid for president, adding a third well-known Republican figure to the fight for campaign funds among the party's core donor class, the Wall Street Journal reported. The PAC signals increased competition for the same set of large-dollar...

  • Jan 26- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and his supporters have formed a political-action committee ahead of a likely bid for president, adding a third well-known Republican figure to the fight for campaign funds among the party's core donor class, the Wall Street Journal reported. The PAC signals increased competition for the same set of large-dollar...