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  • *Corn dips 1 pct, falls for 2nd day on dry weather. SINGAPORE, July 7- Chicago corn slid for a second session on Tuesday, while soybeans fell to a one-week low as dry weather in parts of the U.S. grain belt after weeks of heavy rains improved crop prospects. Wheat lost ground, tracking weakness in corn, although losses were limited by unfavorable weather threatening...

  • SYDNEY, July 7- U.S. corn fell nearly 1.5 percent on Tuesday, clocking up two-day losses of approaching 2 percent, after the U.S. Department of Agriculture pegged the condition of the crop above market expectations. *Chicago Board Of Trade December corn was down 1.4 percent to $4.29 a bushel, having closed down 0.52 percent in the previous session.

  • CHICAGO, July 6- U.S. corn and soybean futures dropped on Monday as lighter-than-expected U.S. rainfall eased fears about soggy Midwest crops while worries over Greece and China led investors to shun many commodity markets. Corn prices pulled back from 2015 highs notched last week after heavy Midwest rains raised crop concerns and following a...

  • PHILADELPHIA— A U.S. appeals court on Monday approved a federal plan to limit pollution in the Chesapeake Bay despite objections from farmers, builders and others who accused the Environmental Protection Agency of a power grab. The losers are rural counties with farming operations, nonpoint source polluters, the agricultural industry, and those states that...

  • Grain lower, livestock lower Monday, 6 Jul 2015 | 11:06 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for September delivery was off 5.75 cents to $5.8475 a bushel; September corn was 6 cents higher at $4.2250 a bushel; December oats were unchanged at $2.7450 a bushel; while November soybeans lost 16 cents at 10.1425 cents a bushel. August live cattle was. 13 cent higher at...

  • ATLANTA— Georgia's agriculture commissioner can set a packing date for the state's famed Vidalia onions, an appeals court has ruled. In August 2013, Black established a rule setting a packing date that he said was meant to keep immature Vidalia onions off store shelves to protect a $150 million brand. Lawyers for Bland argued the new rule creates a new method for...

  • *GPS, IT systems lifting yields, shedding jobs. VILJOENSKROON, South Africa, July 6- South African farmer Cobus van Coller scans the flashing computer screen in the cab of his harvester. As a result of these two new methods, which are revolutionising agriculture globally, South Africa is growing more food with less manpower-- a trend with profound social and...

  • *Wheat loses as much as 3 pct, corn/soy around 2 pct. *Firm dollar, worries over Greece, China sap commodities. PARIS/ SYDNEY, July 6- U.S. grain and soybean futures fell sharply on Monday as lighter rainfall than expected eased fears about Midwest crops while worries over Greece and China led investors to shun many commodity markets.

  • CORDOVA, Md.— Mike Geske wants a drone. Watching a flying demonstration on Maryland's Eastern Shore, the Missouri farmer envisions using an unmanned aerial vehicle to monitor the irrigation pipes on his farm— a job he now pays three men to do. Bowling, president of the National Corn Growers Association, says he would like to buy one for his Maryland farm to help him...

  • *Corn falls 1 pct, soybeans down nearly 1.5 pct. Corn fell 1 percent, while soybeans fell nearly 1.5 percent to hit a one-week low. Chicago Board of Trade September wheat futures fell 1.82 percent to $5.79-3/ 4 a bushel by 0015 GMT, having hit a session low of $5.76-3/ 4 earlier in the session.

  • CORDOVA, Md.— Mike Geske wants a drone. Watching a flying demonstration on Maryland's Eastern Shore, the Missouri farmer envisions using an unmanned aerial vehicle to monitor the irrigation pipes on his farm— a job he now pays three men to do. Bowling, president of the National Corn Growers Association, says he would like to buy one for his Maryland farm to help him...

  • German minister backs K+S's Potash bid rejection Saturday, 4 Jul 2015 | 1:38 PM ET

    FRANKFURT, July 4- A German regional minister gave his backing to potash miner K+ S's rejection of an $8.8 billion- euro takeover bid by Canada's Potash Corp of Saskatchewan, saying K+ S should remain a German company. Tarek Al-Wazir, minister of economy in K+ S's home state of Hesse, said on Saturday he would support K+ S's efforts to make sure regional jobs and value...

  • Concerns over US winter wheat may boost low crop prices Saturday, 4 Jul 2015 | 10:36 AM ET

    Normally, the flood of new grain coming in at harvest time drives down crop prices, and with prices already low when the harvest began, farmers in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas were worried. Wheat grower Vance Ehmke said cash prices at his local elevator in the western Kansas community of Dighton dipped as low as $4.50 a bushel last month but have risen to about $5.50 a...

  • Mow the lawn, help the planet—by good landscaping Saturday, 4 Jul 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Sheep Meadow in Central Park is a mixture of four types of turfgrass.

    The U.S. is becoming a much greener place, but turf maintenance comes with a host of environmental considerations.

  • PORTLAND, Maine— A Maine legislator says he will try again next year to persuade the Legislature to limit the harvest on the state's popular, meaty scallops. He had proposed legislation to create a limit of 90 pounds a day per person on wild-caught Maine scallops so future generations, he said, would still be able to harvest them. Maine scallops are beloved in...

  • This is how much Americans will spend on July 4 Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 4:06 PM ET

    July 4 celebrations mean some serious food and retail spending, according to a recent study by the National Retail Federation.

  • *Corn hits 2015 highs as Informa trims crop forecast. *Wheat, soybeans end mixed ahead of U.S. holiday weekend. "The latest forecasts shifted the rain to the wettest areas of Indiana, Illinois and Ohio and that is putting some premium back into the market for corn and soybeans," said Brian Hoops, president of Midwest Market Solutions.

  • John Clifford, the USDA's chief veterinary officer, said in a statement. The H5N2 strain has cost poultry producers around 48 million birds since early March, according to USDA figures, hitting Iowa egg producers and Minnesota turkey growers especially hard. As part of the USDA's plans, federal and state biologists will collect around 41,000 samples from...

  • *Corn highest since Dec. 30 as Informa trims crop forecast. *Wheat, soybeans rebound from Wednesday declines. "The latest forecasts shifted the rain to the wettest areas of Indiana, Illinois and Ohio and that is putting some premium back into the market for corn and soybeans," said Brian Hoops, president of Midwest Market Solutions.

  • Greek crisis hits olive oil, wine exports Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 11:21 AM ET
    Workers during olive harvest one step before oil mill in Heraklion, Greece.

    Greek's agriculture sector was already facing a challenging 2015, but now there's fear the uncertainty could disrupt the food and wine trade.