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  • MOSCOW, Feb 20- Russian fertiliser producers are willing to cut prices by up to 33 percent for domestic customers, Russian news agencies reported on Friday, citing Igor Artemyev, head of the country's Federal Anti-Monopoly Service. Artemyev's comments came after Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said that Russia did not plan to impose an export tax on...

  • *USDA cattle, storage reports on Friday. Thursday morning's average market-ready or cash hog price in Iowa/ Minnesota was up 52 cents per hundredweight from Wednesday to $57.71, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. Separate USDA data showed the morning's wholesale pork price had risen 39 cents per cwt from Wednesday to $72.83.

  • GENEVA, Feb 19- Big developing countries such as China and India are routinely breaking international trade rules on agriculture and the U.S. government should take action to stop them, representatives of U.S. corn and rice growers said on Thursday. "It's time for action," Robert Cummings, chief operating officer of USA Rice Federation, told Reuters in Geneva, home...

  • What serious problem rhymes with orange? Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 1:27 PM ET
    Oranges hang from trees at an orange grove in Winter Garden, Florida.

    A cold snap in Florida may threaten next year's citrus crop, and California growers are fighting for their future.

  • Grain mixed, livestock mixed Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 10:58 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery was unchanged at $5.2775 a bushel; March corn was 4.50 cents higher at $3.8825 a bushel; March oats were unchanged at $2.7425 a bushel; while March soybeans gained at 9.25 cents at $10.05 a bushel. April live cattle was 1.32 cents lower at $1.5130 a...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 19- U.S. meat and poultry production will rise to a record 95.13 million pounds in 2015, with gains in pork and poultry output more than offsetting a slight drop in beef production, the U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast on Thursday. Total U.S. pork production was seen up 5.5 percent at 24.09 million pounds, while poultry output was forecast to...

  • OSLO/ FRANKFURT, Feb 19- Norwegian fertiliser maker Yara and German chemicals firm BASF will spend $600 million building an ammonia plant in Texas, taking advantage of cheap shale gas to expand their presence in the United States, the companies said. Yara will own 68 percent of the project, to be built on BASF's industrial complex in Freeport, while the German firm...

  • FOB Gulf SRW wheat basis offers fell 5 cents for February-April shipments with futures also falling after Egypt's GASC canceled its American-wheat only tender because prices were too high, traders said. *But hard red wheat basis offers were up 5 cents, adjusting after exporters sharply cut values on Tuesday and HRW wheat futures sold-off on Wednesday.

  • FOB Gulf SRW wheat basis offers fell 5 cents for February-April shipments due to lower futures after Egypt's GASC cancelled its American-wheat only tender because prices were too high, traders said. *But hard red wheat basis offers were up 5 cents, adjusting after exporters sharply cut values on Tuesday and HRW wheat futures sold-off on Wednesday.

  • Intrepid Potash beats 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 7:18 PM ET

    DENVER _ Intrepid Potash Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $5.8 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 2 cents per share. Intrepid Potash shares have decreased almost 4 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • LIVESTOCK-Strong beef prices lift CME live cattle futures Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 4:41 PM ET

    *USDA cattle report on Friday. CHICAGO, Feb 18- Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures closed higher on Wednesday on short-covering in response to the jump in wholesale beef values, traders said. February closed up 0.575 cent per lb to 159.175 cents, and April 1.900 cents higher at 152.625 cents.

  • American farmers upset by new FAA drone rules Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 3:34 PM ET

    US farmers hoping to use drones to locate lost livestock in their fields were disappointed restrictive commercial drone rules.

  • Grain lower, livestock higher Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 10:49 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery was unchanged at $5.3475 a bushel; March corn was 2 cents lower at $3.8750 a bushel; March oats were unchanged at $2.78 a bushel; while March soybeans lost 9.75 cents at $9.98 a bushel. April live cattle was. 63 cent higher at $1.5135 a pound; March feeder...

  • MOSCOW, Feb 18- Russia's Agriculture Ministry may review its wheat export tax once it gets export data for February, its minister, Nikolai Fyodorov, said on Wednesday. Asked whether Russia could extend the tax to other grains, he said the current volume of barley and maize exports was not causing concern. The growth in domestic wheat prices has been supported by...

  • Russia's AgMin may review wheat export tax after Feb data Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 9:40 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Feb 18- Russia's Agriculture Ministry may review its wheat export tax once the ministry gets export data for February, its minister, Nikolai Fyodorov, said on Wednesday. "As of today it is too early to make any conclusions and possible recommendations for a change in policy over the export duty," he told Reuters. "That's why we can return to this issue... when we...

  • *China raises initial 2015 oil product export quotas by 20 pct. China controls oil product exports through quotas to state-run refiners after assessing domestic needs. This year Sinopec Corp, CNOOC Ltd and PetroChina were given an oil product export quota of 9.75 million tonnes, up about 20 percent from the initial limit set for 2014, industry sources with...

  • Exporters had hoped slow sales would improve in February and March when competitors like Russia, Ukraine and France usually start running out of wheat. "The problem with U.S. wheat is that anything priced in dollars is more expensive," said Roy Huckabay, grain analyst with The Linn Group in Chicago. For now, exporters say, the world's biggest importers Egypt, Jordan,...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 17- Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures finished sharply lower on Tuesday on profit-taking following Friday's rally, traders said. February closed 1.400 cents per lb lower at 158.600 cents, and April down 2.500 cents at 150.725 cents. West Coast port slowdowns and disappointing volume of cattle sold last week, albeit at higher prices,...

  • That steak may cost a little less...eventually Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 2:33 PM ET

    Beef prices are high, but one indicator says the pendulum could start to swing the other way.

  • Water, air quality fears conflict with pig farms Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 10:19 AM ET

    Modern meat production has proven to be efficient and profitable, but comes with its own set of problems.