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  • Grain mostly higher, beef and pork lower Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 10:59 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were mostly higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept delivery was 3 cents higher at $5.3025 a bushel; Sept corn was 4.75 cents lower at 3.57 a bushel; Dec oats were. 75 cent higher at $3.3050 a bushel; while Nov soybeans rose. 75 cent to $10.82 a bushel.

  • July 31- Bunge Ltd, one of the world's largest agricultural trading houses, on Thursday reported higher-than-expected second-quarter earnings as strong demand and record large soybean crops in the Southern Hemisphere bolstered oilseed processing margins.

  • CHICAGO, July 30- Cargill Inc, one of the nation's largest beef processors, said on Wednesday it plans to close its Milwaukee, Wisconsin, beef-processing plant on Friday, because the size of the U.S. herd has fallen to its smallest in 63 years.

  • Cargill to close beef plant, cites cattle shortage Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 3:41 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Cargill plans to close a Milwaukee beef-processing plant which employs about 600 people on Friday due to a shortage of cattle. A Midwest drought in 2011 and 2012 hurt cattle levels, said Cargill spokesman Mike Martin. The Milwaukee plant slaughters live cattle and packages beef products.

  • Grain mixed, beef higher and pork lower Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept delivery was 7.25 cents lower at $5.2725 a bushel; Sept corn was. 25 cent higher at 3.6175 a bushel; Dec oats were 3.50 cents lower at $3.2975 a bushel; while Nov soybeans declined 13.75 cents to $10.8125 a bushel.

  • Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 12:56 PM ET

    The industry said in court that the rules go beyond what Congress intended and violate First Amendment rights to freedom of speech by forcing meat producers to provide information about their products without "directly advancing a government interest."

  • Grain lower, beef mixed and pork lower Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept delivery was 14.75 cents lower at $5.20 a bushel; Sept corn was 6.25 cents lower at 3.6150 a bushel; Dec oats were 4.25 cents lower at $3.3325 a bushel; while Nov soybeans declined 12.75 cents to $10.95 a bushel.

  • Big lobbying dollars flow in engineered food fight Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 4:29 AM ET
    A researcher takes tissue samples from genetically modified corn plants.

    The way consumers would be informed when their food has been genetically engineered is being battled in Congress and among advocacy groups.

  • Expect your coconut water to get more expensive Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 7:04 PM ET

    The Philippines' already vulnerable coconut trees took a hit from the past year's typhoons even as demand for trendy coconut-based products is rising.

  • *Soybeans supported by strong demand led by China. Wheat futures were lower but trimmed losses in the wake of a U.S. Agriculture Department announcement showing a wheat sale to Nigeria and a soybean sale to top importer China.

  • Bumper crop of Ohio corn drives down prices Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    DAYTON, Ohio— Ohio's bumper crop of corn this year means lower prices at the supermarket and vegetable stands. Per-bushel corn prices have dropped 38 percent since last July, John Miyares, a statistician with the National Agricultural Statistics Service's Great Lakes Regional Field Office, told The Dayton Daily News.

  • Incubator farms nurture agriculture entrepreneurs Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 12:41 PM ET

    ITHACA, N.Y.— A physicist from Armenia, a juice-maker from Bermuda and a Burmese sushi chef are crafting new careers in agriculture under a program that applies the business incubator model to farming.

  • Correction: Rural Investment Dollars story Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 5:06 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— In a story July 24 about a new rural investment fund announced by the White House, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Colorado- based CoBank is donating $10 billion to a fund for rural investment projects.

  • NEW YORK, July 25- Uncertainty over a policy shift to crop subsidies in China, the world's top producer and consumer of cotton, could spark a burst of demand for imported cotton between September and December, an industry veteran said on Friday.

  • Grain mostly higher, beef and pork higher Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were mosly higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept delivery was 9.25 cents higher at $5.38 a bushel; Sept corn was 1.50 cents higher at 3.63 a bushel; Dec oats were 6.50 cents higher at $3.325 a bushel; while Nov soybeans were 1.25 cents lower at $10.835 a bushel.

  • Groundwater levels plunge as southwest slurps up Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 8:40 AM ET
    Mineral-stained rocks on the upstream side of the Hoover Dam are seen at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Arizona.

    The data comes as policymakers wrestle over how to manage the use of groundwater, often farmers' last resort, NBC News reports.

  • Don't believe the hype—a kale crisis is bunk Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 2:55 PM ET
    Northern Spy Food Co.’s kale salad.

    Recent stories reported a coming worldwide kale shortage due to an absence of seeds at Australia's Bejos Seeds. The truth is something else.

  • Grain mixed, livestock mostly lower Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:54 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept delivery was unchanged at $5.3075 a bushel; Sept corn was 4.5 cents lower at $3.58 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.2425 a bushel; while Nov soybeans were 8.5 cents higher at $10.85 a bushel.

  • Net earnings for the world's biggest fertilizer company by market capitalization fell to $472 million, or 56 cents per share, from $643 million, or 73 cents per share, a year earlier. Potash Corp had forecast 40 cents to 45 cents. Potash Corp raised its estimate of 2014 earnings to a range of $1.70 to $1.90 per share from a prior forecast of $1.50 to $1.80.

  • Farm bank donates $10 billion for rural projects Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— A bank that serves farmers and agribusiness is donating $10 billion to spur private investment in rural America. The White House was announcing the money Thursday as part of a rural conference it is holding this week.