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  • Sept 17- Farmland prices in Iowa, the top U.S. corn and soybean state, were down an average 3.4 percent over the past six months, and more than 8 percent from a year ago- pressured by lower grain prices and firmer interest rates, a twice-yearly survey of realtors said on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 11- U.S. corn and soybean production in 2014, already pegged at record highs, will be higher than expected a month ago and somewhat above trade expectations, the U.S. government said on Thursday, triggering a swift drop in Chicago grain markets.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 9- Two senators asked the federal government to investigate a data breach on the payment-card processing systems of Home Depot Inc and five U.S. states launched a probe into the matter on Tuesday as fallout from last week's attack intensified.

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. states probe Home Depot data breach Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 1:03 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 9- At least five states have launched a joint probe into the data breach on the payment-card processing systems of Home Depot Inc, even as the retailer works to determine the impact on its customers in the United States and Canada.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 7- David Fullington paid a "ridiculous" price of $13,600 an acre for a 200- acre farm in Illinois within the last year and says he and his partners would probably bid again for prime land that is in tight supply, despite tumbling grain prices. "No regrets at all," Fullington said of the purchase of his neighbor's land, now farmed by a son of one of his partners.

  • Investors actively bought live cattle futures after packers hiked cash bids from $158 to $163 per hundredweight, sparking $163 sales in Kansas, up $8 from last week. Texas followed by trading $163 per cwt, $7 to $8 higher than last week. This week, cash cattle in Nebraska fetched $158 to $163 per cwt, $1 to $6 more than a week ago.

  • Sept 4- NewLink Genetics Corp said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed the company to start testing an experimental Ebola vaccine in humans. The move follows a decision to begin initial human testing of a GlaxoSmithKline vaccine this month and an approval to fast track tests of a Johnson& Johnson vaccine.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 3- Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures climbed nearly 2 percent on Wednesday, their biggest one-day percentage increase in 1 1/ 2 months, driven by strong cash price expectations for this week, traders said. October live cattle ended up the maximum 3.000 cents per lb daily price limit at 155.425.

  • *Zoetis explores international markets for product. CHICAGO, Sept 3- Zoetis Inc has received a conditional license from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its vaccine against a deadly piglet virus and will begin selling it this month in the United States, the company said on Wednesday.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 3- Zoetis Inc, the world's largest animal-health company, has received a conditional license from the U.S. Agriculture Department for its vaccine against a deadly piglet virus and will begin selling it this month in the United States, the company said on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 27- Tyson Foods Inc, the largest U.S. meat processor, on Wednesday won U.S. antitrust approval for its purchase of Hillshire Brands Co.. The attorneys general of Illinois, Iowa and Missouri, all big hog-producing states, joined the settlement that the companies reached with the Justice Department's Antitrust Division.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 27- Conservatives in the U.S. Congress who object to President Barack Obama's immigration policies are threatening to tie a must-pass budget bill to the issue, making for a possible showdown in September and raising the specter of a government shutdown. One year ago, Congress faced a similar task.

  • Immigration could set stage for big U.S. budget showdown Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 3:31 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Aug 27- Conservatives in the U.S. Congress who object to President Barack Obama's immigration policies are threatening to tie a must-pass budget bill to the issue, making for a possible showdown in September and raising the specter of a government shutdown. One year ago, Congress faced a similar task.

  • Bumper crop: Farmers may be selling corn at a loss Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    After corn prices peaked during a 2012 drought, this year's record harvest has pushed prices to lows and forced farmers to postpone purchases.

  • *Corn retreats on forecast of record crop. Aug 25- Chicago corn futures fell on Monday after two straight days of gains while soybeans slid to a contract low on forecasts of record crops in the United States. Chicago Board of Trade new crop December corn fell 1.3 percent or 4-3/ 4 cents to $3.66-3/ 4 a bushel by 9:36 a.m. CDT.

  • *Pro Farmer sees bigger U.S. corn crop than USDA. CHICAGO, Aug 22- Nearby U.S. soybean futures climbed to a one-week high on Friday as U.S. processors scrambled to find scarce old-crop supplies, with the start of the next harvest still at least a month away in the Midwest.

  • SPENCER, Iowa, Aug 20- The Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour on Wednesday estimated western Iowa's corn yield at 177.48 to 180.90 bushels per acre, above tour estimate of 160.12 to 175.65 bpa last year and the three-year tour average of 146.77 to 170.72, according to data provided by the tour.

  • CORALVILLE, Iowa, Aug 20- The Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour on Wednesday projected Illinois' corn yield at a record of 196.96 bushels per acre, up from the tour average of 170.48 bpa last year and the three-year tour average of 149.36, according to data provided by the tour.

  • Iowa Senate's economic debate  Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 3:47 PM ET

    The race for Senate in Iowa between Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley and Republican nominee Joni Ernst is dead even. CNBC's John Harwood looks at the key economic issues that could tip the balance.

  • Senate control rests with ... Iowa?  Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 2:30 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports Iowa is among the states which the balance of power in the U.S. Senate rests. Candidates Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) are running for Iowa's Senate seat.