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  • Sept 26- U.S. wheat exports should not be hurt by the second discovery of experimental Monsanto Co. genetically modified wheat growing in a U.S. state where it was not approved, industry leaders said on Friday, because the wheat is not believed to be in commercial channels.

  • Sept 26- Monsanto Co's experimental genetically engineered wheat, never approved for sale, has been found growing in a second U.S. state, and regulators said on Friday they could not explain how the plants escaped field trials that ended almost a decade ago.

  • Sept 26- Monsanto Co's experimental genetically engineered wheat, never approved for sale, has been found growing in a second U.S. state, and regulators said on Friday they could not explain how the plants escaped field trials that ended almost a decade ago.

  • USDA: Genetically modified wheat found in Montana Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 2:05 PM ET

    USDA said Friday that the incident is on a smaller scale than a similar finding in Oregon last year that prompted several Asian countries to temporarily ban U.S. wheat imports. The herbicide-resistant wheat was found on one to three acres in Montana, while the genetically engineered plants found in Oregon were spread over more than 100 acres.

  • Grain lower, livestock mixed Friday, 26 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 unchanged at $4.74 a bushel; Dec corn was 1.75 cents lower at $3.2425 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.3125 a bushel; while Nov soybeans declined 8 cents to $9.1475 a bushel.

  • UN climate change summit: Politics are 'toxic' Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 9:39 AM ET
    Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, center, walks down 6th Avenue during the People's Climate March on September 21, 2014, in New York.

    Another UN climate change summit has experts wondering if anything will get done and if the right measures to stop greenhouse emissions are in place.

  • California may restrict common pesticide Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 6:30 PM ET

    FRESNO, Calif.— California farmers who spray a widely used insecticide on some of the state's most abundant crops may soon have to overcome the nation's steepest restrictions or find another pest killer, officials said Thursday.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 25- With a record U.S. harvest just coming in, the river transportation system that is at the heart of the nation's farm economy is overstrained by rising demand for shipping capacity, a low barge inventory, and a dilapidated lock system.

  • USDA details new risk-based farm payment programs Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 2:37 PM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa— Farmers can start as early as next week on signing up for new safety net programs that U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said replaces the much-criticized direct payments with government payouts based on the risks farmers face.

  • *Corn, soy fall on advancing harvest, lower wheat. Corn and soybeans dropped about 1 percent on spillover pressure from sinking wheat and on rising supplies from the rapidly advancing harvest of record-large crops.

  • Putin plays chicken with US farmers—and loses Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 11:14 AM ET
    Chickens gather around a feeder at a farm in Osage, Iowa.

    Vladimir Putin slapped restrictions on U.S. poultry imports. Are American chicken farmers worried? No. No, they're not.

  • Grain lower, beef mixed, pork lower Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery was unchanged at $4.8025 a bushel; Dec corn was 3.25 cents lower at $3.2625 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.4050 a bushel; while Nov soybeans declined 8.75 cents to $9.28 a bushel.

  • *Corn, soy rise ahead of USDA stocks report next week. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Sept 25- Chicago wheat on Thursday pared overnight gains as operators feared that a rise in the dollar could hamper demand for U.S. supplies, after more than four months of mostly falling prices had reached levels that attracted buyers.

  • Grain mixed, livestock mixed Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery was unchanged at $4.76 a bushel; Dec corn was 2 cents higher at $3.2750 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.3275 a bushel; while Nov soybeans declined 1.25 cents to $9.36 a bushel.

  • Indonesia enlists wasps in war on crop killer Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 1:28 AM ET

    The wasps are being released in Indonesia, the latest country threatened by the mealybug. The pest first appeared in Indonesia in 2010 and Bogor on the outskirts of Indonesia's capital Jakarta was ground zero.

  • FOB Gulf Grain-HRW wheat basis firm on tight logistics Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 6:56 PM ET

    *Wheat traders gained confidence this week after Egypt's GASC bought its first cargo of U.S. wheat in six months, taking SRW at nearly a $10 per tonne discount on a FOB basis to French wheat. *FOB hard red winter wheat basis offers rose 5 cents for Oct/Nov/Dec loadings to 205/ 205/ 200 cents over KCBT December futures.

  • Ban sought on children working on tobacco farms Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 2:57 PM ET

    David Cicilline, D- R.I., and Matt Cartwright, D- Pa., made their plea in a letter to Labor Secretary Thomas Perez. The lawmakers cited a Human Rights Watch report issued in May which said nearly three-quarters of the children it interviewed reported vomiting, nausea and headaches while working on tobacco farms.

  • Sept 23- Deere& Co, the world's largest farm equipment maker, said it was exploring strategic options for its low-margin crop insurance business and had hired Citigroup as its adviser.

  • Minnesota spring wheat harvest nearly complete Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 12:06 PM ET

    ST. PAUL, Minn.— Minnesota's spring wheat harvest is nearly complete but is still about 10 days behind the average pace. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Minnesota farmers had 5.4 days suitable for field work last week, and that brought the small grains harvest to near completion.

  • Are grain farmers losing to oil for rail service? Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 12:01 PM ET

    A record harvest will likely cause financial hardships on grain farmers due to a lack of rail service. Some point the finger at the oil industry for the problem.