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  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:04 p.m. EDT Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 4:05 PM ET

    Aereo presses case despite Supreme Court setback, seeks licensing treatment as cable company Fears over fate of major Portuguese financial group reignite euro market tensions US stocks recover half of earlier losses; Portugal bank worries rattle world markets FTC sues Amazon over children's unauthorized in-app charges Ag industry seeks to create right to farm for legal protection against animal-welfare groups WellPoint CEO: Insurer rides growing technology wave, preps reluctant health care shoppers Crude oil price gains for first time in 2 weeks, but analysts don't rule out more declines In Beijing, Kerry, Lew talk cyberhacking with Chinese officials amid new allegations Stigma versus green allure: Nuke professionals at Japan's Fukushima utility quit in droves As global economy recovers, corporate deal values reach highest level since 2007

  • *Brazil cane harvest speeds up- Unica. NEW YORK/ LONDON, July 10- Speculators triggered a fall in arabica coffee futures by liquidating positions on Thursday, taking one of this year's best performing commodities to a near five-month low and knocking off the seasonal frost premium on moderate weather forecasts.

  • Agriculture industry seeks to create right to farm Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 1:59 PM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— In the nation's agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. "A couple of years from now, we might say this was the beginning of the trend," said Rusty Rumley, a senior staff attorney at the National Agricultural Law Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

  • Report: Rail delays cost Minnesota farmers Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS— Delays in railroad shipping have cost Minnesota corn, soybean and wheat farmers nearly $100 million and cut deeply into the value of grain still in storage at farms across the state, according to a University of Minnesota report released at an agricultural freight conference Thursday.

  • Grain mixed livestock lower Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept delivery was unchanged at $5.5125 a bushel; Sept corn was 3 cents lower at $3.8825 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.2975 a bushel; while Nov soybeans was 2.25 cents higher at $11.06 a bushel.

  • CHICAGO, July 9- Foster Farms and its London insurers are facing off over the definition of "product recall" as the poultry producer seeks payment of $14.2 million in claims arising from a government-mandated shutdown of one of its plants, court documents show.

  • Farmers lost $9.7 million in failed grain elevator Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

    PIERCE, Neb.— The failure of a northeast Nebraska grain elevator earlier this year is expected to cost area farmers more than $4 million. Officials with the state Public Service Commission said this week they expect to raise $4.7 million from selling the grain Pierce Elevator Inc. held when it closed.

  • *Corn falls for 7th consecutive day. Chicago Board of Trade December corn slipped 3-1/ 4 cents to $4.01 a bushel by 9:55 a.m. CDT after setting a new contract low of $4.00-3/ 4, below Tuesday's contract low of $4.02-3/ 4. The front-month corn contract was down 2-1/ 4 cents at $4.06, near an almost four-year low of $4.05-1/ 2 set on Monday.

  • Grain lower, livestock lower Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 10:54 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept delivery was 3.75 cents lower at $5.5250 a bushel; Sept corn was 2.50 cents lower at $3.9575 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.4050 a bushel; while Nov soybeans was 1.25 cents lower at $11.16 a bushel.

  • *Top buyers Japan, Indonesia put off purchases. That could hurt key exporters including the United States, Brazil, India and Ukraine, and will pile further pressure on prices for crops such as corn, wheat, soybeans and rice. The weather pattern typically sparks droughts across much of Asia and excessive rains in South America.

  • CHICAGO, July 9- Foster Farms and its London insurers are facing off over the definition of "product recall" as the poultry producer seeks payment of $14.2 million in claims arising from a government-mandated shutdown of one of its plants, court documents show.

  • Chicken price up— blame fat roosters who won't mate Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    Aviagen Group's standard Ross male breed is sire to up to 25 percent of the nation's poultry, and its infertility is a problem for prices.

  • *Good news for regional rice suppliers such as Vietnam, Thailand. MANILA, July 8- The Philippines has shifted away from setting a target date for its plan to be completely self-sufficient in the production of rice, a senior government official said, likely keeping its doors open to imports beyond the current goal of 2016..

  • July 8- California regulators violated the law by approving expanded use of pesticides that have been shown to hurt honeybees needed for pollinating key American crops, according to a lawsuit filed against the state by environmental groups on Tuesday.

  • Soybeans slide again as traders expect huge crop Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 4:45 PM ET

    The actively traded November contract for soybeans lost 9 cents to settle at $11.16 a bushel. Soybeans traded as high as $12.43 a bushel on June 26. Todd Hultman, a grains and beans analyst at DTN, said the U.S. government estimated on June 30 that U.S. growers have planted 84.8 million acres of soybeans, suggesting a record high crop of 3.8 billion bushels.

  • *USDA crop data confirms good Midwest growing conditions. The USDA on Monday reported that the corn crop was in the best shape for early July in 15 years and that soy crop conditions were the best in 20 years.

  • Grain lower livestock lower Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 10:54 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept delivery was 2.25 higher at $5.59 a bushel; Sept corn was 1.75 cents lower at $3.9875 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.3875 a bushel; while Nov soybeans was unchanged at $11.2550 a bushel.

  • PARIS/ SINGAPORE, July 8- Chicago soy fell for a seventh session on Tuesday to trade near its lowest in five months as near-perfect crop weather across the U.S.

  • Chevron pumps something more prized than oil in CA Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 8:02 AM ET
    Chevron's oil field in Kern County, Calif., which produces more water than it does oil.

    Chevron-owned oil fields in California are now producing ten times more water than oil in response to CA's drought. The NYT reports.

  • *Good news for regional rice suppliers such as Vietnam, Thailand. MANILA, July 8- The Philippines has shifted away from setting a target date for its plan to be completely self-sufficient in the production of rice, a senior government official said, likely keeping its doors open to imports beyond the current goal of 2016..