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  • April 9- A Republican congressman from Kansas introduced legislation on Wednesday that would nullify efforts in multiple states to require labeling of genetically modified foods. The bill, dubbed the "Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act," was drafted by U.S.

  • *Wheat falls, finds support at 20- day moving average. "The U.S. Agriculture Department did nothing yesterday to dispel notions that U.S. old crop supplies are tight, requiring higher prices to discourage demand and encourage imports and early harvest of 2014 fields," Farm Futures analyst Bryce Knorr said in a note to clients.

  • Soybeans on the Chicago Board of Trade climbed to a 6-1/ 2 month high as the government data heightened concern about tight old crop supplies while U.S. wheat prices were slightly lower.

  • *Wheat rises in fourth straight weekly gain on dry weather Corn up for ninth week in 10; soybeans gain second week. Corn and soybeans were nearly unchanged in subdued trading in the run-up to the spring planting and quarterly stocks estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a data release that often generates sharp price movements.

  • *Wheat headed for fourth straight weekly gain on dry weather. Corn and soybeans inched higher in subdued trading in the run-up to Monday's spring planting and quarterly stocks estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a data release that often generates sharp price movements.

  • *WHAT: USDA prospective plantings report. USDA surprised grain traders at the forum last month by predicting a slight drop for 2014 in overall plantings of major crops compared to 2013, a year when more than 8 million acres in cropland went unseeded due to poor weather, especially in northern states like Minnesota and Iowa.

  • *Wheat headed for a fourth straight weekly gain on dry weather. Corn and soybeans inched lower in subdued trading in the run-up to Monday's spring planting and quarterly stocks estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a data release that often generates sharp price movements.

  • *Wheat for delivery in May on the Chicago Board of Trade was down half a percent at $7.06-3/ 4 a bushel by 0104 GMT. *Wheat gained 3 percent on Monday and another 2 percent on Thursday amid forecasts for dry weather in southern U.S. *Chicago corn was little changed at $4.91-1/ 2 a bushel after hitting a near three-week high of $4.92-3/ 4 on Thursday on strong U.S. exports.

  • WASHINGTON, March 27- The Obama administration on Thursday listed the lesser prairie chicken, a small grassland bird native to parts of the country's oil and gas belt, as "threatened," a move that could draw the ire of some Western lawmakers and energy producers.

  • NEW YORK, March 26- Former employees of Spirit Aerosystems Holdings Inc, a major supplier to plane makers Boeing and Airbus, filed charges with federal agencies on Wednesday alleging that Spirit illegally used health care information to target those who were costing the company most for layoffs.

  • *Cautious trade ahead of USDA sowings, stocks reports. Corn futures were narrowly lower on pressure from the steep downturn in wheat while soybeans moved slightly higher as investors squared positions ahead of a quarterly grain stocks report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that is expected to show razor-thin U.S. supplies of the oilseed.

  • WASHINGTON, March 26- The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board issued a safety alert on Wednesday on how airplane pilots can avoid landing at the wrong airport, after recent incidents when planes landed on much shorter runways than their intended destinations.

  • LONDON, March 25- Chicago wheat futures edged lower on Tuesday as investors saw Monday's price spike as overdone, but lingering supply worries over dry weather across the U.S. grain belt kept the market close to an 11- month high.

  • NEW YORK, March 21- Sprint Corp cut 330 jobs and closed 55 stores around the country this week, as part of an ongoing plan to shrink its workforce in 2014, Cnet.com reported. The operator also closed call centers in New York, Kansas, California and is shrinking centers in Florida and Texas.

  • NEW YORK, March 21- Some of the best fund managers you've never heard of sit in a non-descript office park in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, 1,200 miles from Wall Street. There, John Bichelmeyer heads the five-member team behind the Buffalo Emerging Opportunities Fund.

  • Rippe saw TransCanada Corp- the company that hopes to build the 1,200- mile Keystone XL segment as part of a network of pipelines that move oil from Canada to refineries on Texas's Gulf Coast- lay another section of the Keystone line nearby four years ago.

  • Rippe saw TransCanada Corp- the company that hopes to build the 1,200- mile Keystone XL segment as part of a network of pipelines that move oil from Canada to refineries on Texas's Gulf Coast- lay another section of the Keystone line nearby four years ago.

  • LONDON, March 13- Royal Dutch Shell will cut spending by a fifth and lay off staff at its American exploration and production business, the company said on Thursday, in another sign that oil majors are struggling to profit from the booming U.S. shale sector.

  • GRAINS-CBOT wheat surges 2.9 percent, corn follows Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 3:39 PM ET

    *Wheat rebounds on concerns about U.S. crop, Ukraine. CHICAGO, March 11- U.S. wheat futures rallied 2.9 percent to their highest level in more than four months on Tuesday, supported by concerns that political unrest in Ukraine will disrupt exports and worries about dry soils limiting U.S. production, traders said.

  • GRAINS-Wheat, corn bounce on bargain buying Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 12:23 PM ET

    *Wheat, corn rebound after drop following USDA report. *Wheat also supported by U.S. crop concerns. USDA's weekly state crop reports issued late on Monday showed wheat condition ratings improved in Kansas and Texas but declined in Oklahoma.