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  • BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, Sept 19- Brazil's financial markets have rallied on the prospect of environmentalist Marina Silva unseating President Dilma Rousseff in next month's election, but political donations show plenty of companies may be wary of a new administration.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 19- U.S. wheat futures fell 2.9 percent to their lowest in more than four years on Friday, matching a similar low in Paris wheat futures, as a global supply glut overwhelmed demand and pressured prices.

  • *Soybeans, corn shrug off export news. *Soybeans on track for weekly loss of 12.2 percent. CHICAGO, Sept 19- U.S. wheat futures fell 2.1 percent to their lowest in more than four years on Friday, matching a similar low in Paris wheat futures, as a global supply glut overwhelmed demand and pressured prices.

  • Grain lower, livestock mixed Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 10:55 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery was 4.50 cents lower at $4.84 a bushel; Dec corn was 40 cents lower at $3.3425 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.4225 a bushel; while Nov soybeans declined 11.25 cents to $9.60 a bushel.

  • California's water rules: Easing or aiding drought? Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 7:56 AM ET
    A digital traffic sign informs travelers southbound on Interstate Highway 5 to conserve water, as they pass through Del Mar, Calif.

    California has finally adapted new regulations when it comes to groundwater usage. But some experts say they will have no effect on the drought.

  • "We sure are aware of the concerns that have been expressed," said Dow AgroSciences President Tim Hassinger in an interview.

  • Multi-state fishing group wants tougher laws Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 11:16 AM ET

    PORTLAND, Maine— Regional fishing associations are uniting in an attempt to strengthen the laws that govern fisheries in federal waters. They sent a letter to Congress this month calling for laws that strengthen requirements to reduce bycatch, require more comprehensive catch information and maintain rebuilding timelines for fish stocks.

  • Grain lower, beef and pork lower Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 10:58 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery was unchanged at $4.9925 a bushel; Dec corn was 2.50 cents lower at $3.3925 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.4650 a bushel; while Nov soybeans declined 8.75 cents to $9.7375 a bushel.

  • Sept 17- The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday gave final approval to new genetically modified corn and soybeans developed by Dow AgroSciences that, while heavily criticized by environmentalists and some farmers, are portrayed by Dow as an answer to weed resistance problems that limit crop production.

  • OTTAWA, Sept 17- The Canadian government will fine Canadian National Railway Co for failing to meet minimum weekly grain volumes under an official order demanding railways ramp up grain shipments or face penalties, a spokeswoman for Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said on Wednesday.

  • USDA approves new modified corn, soybean seeds Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 5:39 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Agriculture Department has approved the use of genetically modified corn and soybean seeds that are resistant to a popular weed killer. The EPA has said it will rule this fall on Dow AgroSciences' application to market the chemical.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 17- Chicago Board of Trade soybeans and wheat firmed slightly on Wednesday as bargain hunters stepped into the market to provide a boost to commodities that were trending near four-year lows, traders said. "The new crop is going to overwhelm the balance tables," Matt Zeller, director of market information at INTL FCStone, said in a note to clients.

  • Grain mixed, livestock mixed Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 10:55 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery was unchanged at $4.9625 a bushel; Dec corn was 2.50 cents lower at $3.4125 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.5075 a bushel; while Nov soybeans gained 4.25 cents to $9.85 a bushel.

  • Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack met with Warren Buffett last week to urge the billionaire investor to make sure his BNSF railroad is ready for an expected record corn and soy harvest this year.

  • Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack met with Warren Buffett last week to urge the billionaire investor to make sure his BNSF railroad is ready for an expected record corn and soy harvest this year.

  • *FOB soybean offers for October/November shipments fell 7 cents to 173/ 163 cents over CBOT November futures, tracking weaker nearby CIF values- which fell about 25- 30 cents a bushel this week- ahead of the expected record harvest.

  • Why it's so hard to call the end of a drought Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:58 PM ET

    Unlike a hurricane, tornado or snowstorm, the ends and beginning of droughts are very hard to predict.

  • Judge rules GMO measure can appear on Maui ballots Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    WAILUKU, Hawaii— A judge's ruling allows Maui County to print ballots that ask voters about a proposed moratorium on genetically engineered crops. Some ballots, including ones for military members, have to be mailed this week, the Maui News reported. The group, known as the SHAKA Movement, gathered 19,000 signatures to put the measure on the Nov. 4 ballot.

  • Grain lower, livestock lower Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery was 1.25 cents higher at $5.01 a bushel; Dec corn was 3.25 cents lower at $3.3975 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.5450 a bushel; while Nov soybeans declined 11 cents to $9.7850 a bushel.

  • Smart tech on the farm     Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    CNBC's Sara Eisen speaks to Samuel Allen, Deere & Company chairman & CEO, about the company's R&D spending and new product lines, including the use of new technology to improve yield.