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  • SANDUSKY, Iowa— Authorities say 44 people were cited and one person was jailed during a weekend protest intended to block construction of a $3.8 billion, four-state oil pipeline in southeast Iowa. Lee County Chief Deputy Sheriff Scott Bonar said Monday that 38 adults were cited for trespassing and released from the county jail after authorities removed them...

  • *Wheat steady with corn but Egypt saga hangs over market. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Sept 19- Chicago soybeans and corn both built on their gains at the end of last week on Monday as rain over the past few days in the U.S. Chicago Board of Trade's most-active soybean contract was 1 percent higher at $9.75-1/ 2 a bushel by 1124 GMT after earlier hitting a one-week high of $9.81-1/ 4.

  • NEW YORK/ CANNON BALL, NORTH DAKOTA, Sept 19- A potential rerouting of a long-anticipated pipeline at the center of a protest in North Dakota would be a laborious and costly task, possibly delaying a startup by months and provoking further opposition from Native American and environmental groups who were instrumental in halting construction.

  • *Wheat firms but Egypt import problems in focus. Wheat rose on spillover strength from corn, although the market's focus is on top buyer Egypt banning foreign shipments with any traces of ergot fungus. Chicago Board of Trade most-active soybean contract rose as much as 1.2 percent to $9.78 a bushel by 0319 GMT, strongest since Sept. 12.

  • SYDNEY, Sept 19- U.S. corn futures rose for a second straight session to hit a six-day high on Monday as rains across key growing regions in the United States fueled fears of potential harvest delays. *The most active corn futures on the Chicago Board of Trade, for March, had climbed 0.52 percent to $3.38-3/ 4 a bushel, near the session-peak of $3.38-3/ 4 a bushel- the...

  • SANDUSKY, Iowa— At least 15 people were arrested Saturday during a protest intended to block the construction of a major oil pipeline through southeast Iowa. More than 150 protesters gathered at the work site entrance of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline in Sandusky, a Mississippi River town across the river from Illinois and five miles north of Missouri.

  • Red Cloud, a direct descendent of famous Lakota warrior and leader Red Cloud, is applying a new approach among tribal members working to stop oil development: become a regulator instead of having to ask for their help. "A whole lot of people are going to start voting here in the state of South Dakota," Red Cloud, who lives near Oglala, told The Associated Press.

  • *Showers overnight stall combines in Iowa, Nebraska. Chicago Board of Trade December corn futures settled up 7 cents at $3.37 per bushel. Heavy rains overnight in parts of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota stalled the early harvest of what is projected to be a record-large corn crop.

  • *Showers overnight stall combines in Iowa, Nebraska. At the Chicago Board of Trade as of 12:30 p.m. CDT, December corn was up 6-3/ 4 cents at $3.36-3/ 4 per bushel. Corn posted the biggest gains on a percentage basis as heavy rains overnight in parts of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota stalled the early harvest of what is projected to be a record-large corn crop.

  • *USDA announces first daily U.S. soy sale in a week. At the Chicago Board of Trade, November soybeans settled up 7-3/ 4 cents at $9.50-1/ 2 per bushel. Also, the USDA said private exporters sold 110,000 tonnes of U.S. soybeans to unknown destinations in the last day.

  • WASHINGTON D.C./ NEW YORK, Sept 14- As the global agricultural sector races to consolidate, Bayer AG's $66 billion all-cash deal to acquire Monsanto Co will test growing political and consumer unease in the United States and abroad over the future of food production. Monsanto and Bayer "have chosen to do a deal in the year of merging dangerously," said David Balto, a...

  • By Diane Bartz and Greg Roumeliotis. WASHINGTON D.C./ NEW YORK, Sept 14- As the global agricultural sector races to consolidate, Bayer AG's $66 billion all-cash deal to acquire Monsanto Co will test growing political and consumer unease in the United States and abroad over the future of food production. Monsanto and Bayer "have chosen to do a deal in the year of...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— The head of a Texas company building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline told employees Tuesday that it is committed to the project despite strong opposition and a federal order to voluntarily halt construction near an American Indian reservation in North Dakota. Authorities also arrested 22 people for interfering with construction on...

  • LONDON, Sept 13- The U.S. economy could be $1 trillion smaller than otherwise expected in 2021 if Republican candidate Donald Trump wins the presidential election in November, economics research firm Oxford Economics said on Tuesday. While the firm said Trump's policies- including more protectionist trade measures, tax cuts and mass deportation of illegal...

  • MAXWELL, Iowa— Pale green and 8 feet tall, tightly packed corn stalks reach to the horizon throughout the Midwest in what is likely to be the biggest harvest the U.S. has ever seen. Aside from a sense of pride in breaking the previous record by nearly a billion bushels, farmers won't benefit. "I am 67 years old and when we examined my Social Security records recently, I had...

  • MANDAN, N.D.— The Latest on the dispute over the Dakota Access pipeline, a thousand-mile pipeline under construction to carry oil from North Dakota to Illinois:. A couple of members from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, which has filed a lawsuit against the pipeline and is leading a large protest near its reservation in North Dakota, were in attendance.

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— The head of a Texas company building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline told employees Tuesday that it is committed to the project despite strong opposition and a federal order to voluntarily halt construction near an American Indian reservation in North Dakota. Authorities also arrested 22 people for interfering with construction on...

  • PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Sept 13- Chicago soybean futures edged lower on Tuesday, extending the previous session's deep losses after a U.S. government report showed production outstripping demand. Chicago Board of Trade most-active soybean contract fell 0.4 percent to $9.60-1/ 4 a bushel 1105 GMT, having closed down 1.6 percent on Monday. Wheat dropped 0.6 percent to...

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 13- Chicago soybean futures edged up on Tuesday, recouping some of the previous session's deep losses, although a key U.S. government report showing production outstripping demand continued to keep a lid on gains. Chicago Board of Trade most-active soybean contract climbed 0.4 percent to $9.67-3/ 4 a bushel 0259 GMT, having closed down 1.6...

  • *USDA raises soybean production forecast. "The soybean figure was eye popping and suggests that the big bean crop continues to get bigger," said Don Roose, president of U.S. Commodities, a brokerage firm in Iowa. Before the USDA released its estimate, the contract traded at $9.90, its highest price in more than two weeks.