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  • SINGAPORE, March 21- Chicago wheat futures rose more than 1 percent on Monday, with the market underpinned as extremely cold weather threatened to curb yields of the U.S. hard red winter crop. The most-active wheat contract on the Chicago Board of Trade climbed as much as 1.4 percent to $4.69-1/ 2 a bushel, having closed up 0.1 percent on Friday.

  • SYDNEY, March 21- U.S. wheat rose as much as 1 percent on Friday as cold weather across key producing regions in the United States stoked concerns about production losses. *The most active wheat contract on the Chicago Board of Trade climbed 0.7 percent to $4.66-1/ 4 a bushel, having closed up 0.1 percent on Friday. *Wheat was drawing support as extreme cold weather...

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  • "Wheat started higher on the day, but midday weather forecast updates warming up the low temperatures forecast for Kansas on Sunday morning crashed the market hard," Charlie Sernatinger, global head of grain futures at ED&F Man Capital. Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat for May delivery ended down 8-1/ 4 cents at $4.62-1/ 2 a bushel. K.C. May hard red winter...

  • *Firm dollar weighs on Chicago grain, oilseed futures. LONDON, March 16- U.S. soybean futures were lower on Wednesday as the harvesting of an expected record crop in Brazil progressed at a fast pace, while the strength of the dollar added to the downward pressure on prices. Chicago corn and wheat futures also eased as the dollar strengthened ahead of fresh guidance...

  • SINGAPORE, March 16- Chicago wheat slid for a second session on Wednesday as improved condition of the U.S. winter crop raised hopes of another year of plentiful world supplies, dragging the market further from a five-week high set earlier this week. The most-active wheat future on the Chicago Board of Trade eased 0.3 percent to $4.75-3/ 4 a bushel by 0324 GMT.

  • SYDNEY, March 16- U.S. wheat futures fell for a second consecutive session on Wednesday as the U.S. Department of Agriculture said crop conditions improved last week, fuelling expectations of ample global supplies. *The most active wheat future on the Chicago Board of Trade eased 0.16 percent to $4.76-1/ 2 a bushel, having closed down 0.3 percent on Tuesday.

  • CHICAGO, March 15- U.S. soybean futures fell on Tuesday, setting back from their highest since Dec. 7 on dry weather in South America that will allow farmers to accelerate the harvest of what is expected to be a huge crop, traders said. "The support we have been getting has been from fund buying and short covering," said Karl Setzer, market analyst with MaxYield...

  • CHICAGO, March 15- U.S. wheat futures fell on Tuesday on a mild profit-taking setback following the market's run-up to a 5-1/ 2- week high on Monday, traders said. USDA reported that crop conditions for winter wheat in Kansas, the top production state for the grain, held steady at 56 percent good to excellent in the latest week. At 11:19 a.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade...

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  • March 10- Westar Energy Inc, Kansas' biggest power company, is exploring strategic options including a sale, a person familiar with the talks told Reuters. Westar Chief Executive Mark Ruelle said during a conference call in November that if there was a consolidation, the company was more likely to be a seller than a buyer. The utility generates more than 7,000...

  • March 10- Westar Energy Inc, Kansas' biggest power company, is in early stages of exploring strategic options including a sale, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The Topeka- based company is in talks with potential financial advisers, Bloomberg reported. Westar was not immediately available for comment.

  • CHICAGO, March 8- Cargill Inc, a top U.S. meat processor, is trimming the use of antibiotics in its cattle supply amid concerns among some doctors and consumers about risks to humans from antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The company on Feb. 26 started eliminating 20 percent of antibiotics deemed important for human medicine and farm animals from its four feed...

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  • At 10:27 am. CST, Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat for May delivery was up 7-1/ 2 cents at $4.68-1/ 4 a bushel, the highest for the most actively traded contract since Feb. 18. Dry conditions in parts of Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas also added strength to the wheat market. CBOT May corn was up 2-1/ 2 cents at $3.60-3/ 4 a bushel while CBOT May...

  • HAMBURG/ SYDNEY, March 2- U.S. wheat hit new contract lows on Wednesday as an improved U.S. crop outlook and export-punishing strength in the dollar further depressed sentiment. Chicago Board of Trade May wheat fell 0.1 percent to $4.45-1/ 4 a bushel at 1336 GMT after touching $4.45, a new contract low just below the last low of $4.45-1/ 2 hit the previous day and the...

  • HAMBURG/ SYDNEY, March 2- U.S. wheat again revisted contract lows on Wednesday as an improved U.S. crop outlook and export-punishing strength in the dollar depressed sentiment. Chicago Board of Trade May wheat fell 0.1 percent to $4.45-1/ 2 a bushel by 1104 GMT, at the contract low hit the previous day and the lowest for a most-active contract since June 2010.

  • SYDNEY, March 2- U.S. wheat edged higher on Wednesday, rebounding from losses of more than 1.5 percent in the previous session, although gains were checked by excess supplies. Chicago Board Of Trade most active wheat futures rose 0.2 percent to $4.46-3/ 4 a bushel, having closed down 1.6 percent on Tuesday, when prices also hit their lowest since June 2010.

  • SYDNEY, March 2- U.S. wheat inched up Wednesday, rebounding from losses of over 1.5 percent in the previous session when it hit a more than 5-1/ 2- year low, but gains were curbed by ample global supply. *The most active wheat futures contract on the Chicago Board of Trade edged up $4.45-3/ 4 a bushel, having closed down 1.6 percent on Tuesday. *Monthly crop reports released...