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  • "The law is clear: the EPA must limit carbon pollution from power plants," New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement announcing the challenge. Shortly after, EPA filed a legal motion asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to delay ongoing court proceedings on the regulation to allow for the review.

  • It is spreading across Iowa, which accounts for nearly a fifth of U.S. corn production and in 2016 exported more than $1 billion of corn and soy. The destructive weed- Palmer amaranth has spread through seed sold to farmers in the conservation program, according to Iowa's top weeds scientist, Bob Hartzler, and the conservation group Pheasants Forever.

  • CHICAGO, April 4- Chicago Board of Trade May soybean futures fell to their lowest level in a year on Tuesday, pressured by expectations for record-large U.S. plantings and a massive South American harvest, analysts said. Chicago Board of Trade corn futures fell about 1 percent on profit-taking a day after reaching a three-week top, while wheat futures were...

  • *U.S. business community supports targeted trade actions on China. *Steel prices, access to China market at issue. BEIJING/ WASHINGTON, April 4- Although worried about the prospect of a trade war, American businesses operating in China nonetheless want President Donald Trump to wring some concessions on market access from China's leader Xi Jingping when the two...

  • *USDA projects record-large U.S. soybean plantings. The USDA estimated that farmers will plant a record 89.5 million acres of soybeans, up 7 percent from last year, while reducing corn plantings by 4 percent to 90 million acres. Wheat and corn futures rose, recovering from recent multi-week lows, after the USDA said plantings would be slightly smaller than...

  • *Markets await USDA planting, stocks data at 1600 GMT. "The real fireworks, if there are going to by any, will come at 11:00 am when the USDA reports come out," said Tomm Pfitzenmaier, analyst for Summit Commodity Brokerage in Iowa. Chicago Board of Trade most-active May soybeans were down 6-1/ 4 cents at $9.56-3/ 4 a bushel by 10 a.m. CDT.

  • SYDNEY, March 29- U.S. soybeans edged lower on Wednesday as expectations for increased plantings in North America, along with already ample global supplies, kept the oilseed tethered near a five-month low. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade fell 0.1 percent to $9.70-3/ 4 a bushel, having closed little changed in the previous session.

  • *Trade awaits USDA plantings and stocks reports due Friday. Chicago Board of Trade May wheat settled up 3-3/ 4 cents at $4.24-1/ 2 per bushel. CBOT May corn ended up 2 cents at $3.57-3/ 4 a bushel and May soybeans rose 1/ 2 cent at $9.72 a bushel.

  • *Trade awaits USDA plantings and stocks reports due Friday. As of 12:38 p.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade May wheat was up 3-1/ 4 cents at $4.24 per bushel. CBOT May corn was up 1 cent at $3.56-3/ 4 a bushel and May soybeans were steady at $9.71-1/ 2 a bushel.

  • NEW YORK, March 28- Callan Olive is about as adult as you can get for a 26- year-old. She and her husband, Isaac, who is also 26, own a house near Chicago where they live with their 4- year-old, 2- year-old and newborn. There are 4.75 million more 26- year-olds like the Olives out there right now, which makes young adults born in 1990 the largest single age group in the United...

  • NEW YORK, March 28- Callan Olive is about as adult as you can get for a 26- year-old. She and her husband, Isaac, who is also 26, own a house near Chicago where they live with their 4- year-old, 2- year-old and newborn. There are 4.75 million more 26- year-olds like the Olives out there right now, which makes young adults born in 1990 the largest single age group in the United...

  • CHICAGO, March 27- Georgia has confirmed its first-ever case of bird flu in commercial poultry, its agriculture department said on Monday, widening an outbreak of the disease into the United States' biggest chicken meat-producing state. The discovery came after officials in Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee confirmed cases of highly pathogenic, or lethal, and...

  • NEW YORK, March 24- U.S. oil refining executives met with a senior official in President Donald Trump's administration at the White House last week to argue their position for an overhaul of the nation's biofuels program, two people in the meeting told Reuters. While it is not unusual for the White House to meet with stakeholders on key issues, the meeting is a sign...

  • GARNER, Iowa/ MEXICO CITY, March 22- Farmers in the U.S. agricultural heartland that helped elect Donald Trump are now pushing his administration to avoid a trade dispute with Mexico, fearing retaliatory tariffs that could hit over $3 billion in U.S. exports. Pork producers contacted Trump's transition team soon after the Nov. 8 election to stress that...

  • GARNER, Iowa/ MEXICO CITY, March 22- Farmers in the U.S. agricultural heartland that helped elect Donald Trump are now pushing his administration to avoid a trade dispute with Mexico, fearing retaliatory tariffs that could hit over $3 billion in U.S. exports. Pork producers contacted Trump's transition team soon after the Nov. 8 election to stress that...

  • CHICAGO, March 17- U.S. trading partners on Friday limited shipments of poultry from Alabama, a top producer of chickens for meat, over bird flu concerns as the state's wait for federal confirmation of two suspected cases stretched past a week. The European Union, Kazakhstan and French Polynesia restricted shipments from Alabama counties with presumed cases of...

  • NEW YORK, March 16- More than 20 U.S. senators pressed President Donald Trump on Thursday to reject requests from oil refiners to overhaul the U.S. biofuels program, weighing in on a debate that has roiled markets from soybeans to gasoline in recent weeks. The change would be "unwarranted and indefensible," said the bipartisan group of senators that included...

  • NEW YORK, March 15- While crossing a small wooden bridge in northwestern Iowa last Thursday, 20 rail tank cars in a mile-long train transporting ethanol flew off the tracks, sending fireballs into the sky, while thousands of gallons of the biofuel leaked into the creek below. But the incident in Iowa underscores the growing risk of another serious accident along...

  • The legislation from Senators Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, and Debbie Stabenow, a Michigan Democrat, would add the secretaries of the Agriculture Department and Health and Human Services, which oversees the Food and Drug Administration, to a panel that reviews mergers and other deals to ensure that transactions do not harm national security.

  • SAO PAULO, March 13- Brazilian meatpacker and food processor JBS SA on Monday said it reached an agreement to acquire U.S.-based ham and bacon producer Plumrose USA for $230 million, according to a securities filing. The Brazilian company said the deal includes five prepared foods plants located in Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi and Vermont and two distribution...