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  • *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...

  • LOS ANGELES/ WASHINGTON, Sept 18- The 27 states challenging Obama's Clean Power Plan in court say the lower emissions levels it would impose are an undue burden. Already, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma and South Dakota appear to be meeting the CPP's early targets. Cynthia Coffman, attorney general of Colorado, said her state's likely ability to comply with the...

  • *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.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 14- Delaying or blocking a planned transition of oversight of the Internet's technical management from the U.S. to a global community of stakeholders would be a "gift to Russia" and other authoritarian regimes, a senior Obama administration official said Wednesday. "I urge you: Do not give a gift to Russia and other authoritarian nations by...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Sept 10- Native Americans protesting construction of a North Dakota oil pipeline near land they consider sacred on Saturday quietly celebrated the U.S. government's decision to pause construction on federally owned land, and vowed to press for a full halt to the project. On Friday, the Obama administration temporarily halted construction on...

  • WASHINGTON/ BISMARCK, North Dakota, Sept 9- The Obama administration stepped into a dispute on Friday over a planned oil pipeline in North Dakota that has angered Native Americans, appealing for calm while blocking construction on federal land and asking the company behind the project to suspend work nearby. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington...

  • Native Americans march to a burial ground sacred site that was disturbed by bulldozers during building of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), near the encampment where hundreds of people have gathered to join the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's protest of the oil pipeline, September 4, 2016 near Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

    The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's attempt to halt construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline near their reservation was denied.

  • Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein

    Jill Stein and running mate Ajamu Baraka were charged Wednesday with misdemeanor counts of criminal trespass and criminal mischief.

  • CANNON BALL, N.D./ WASHINGTON, Sept 7- A Native American tribe's efforts to halt construction of a crude oil pipeline in North Dakota have swelled into a movement, drawing international attention and the support of movie stars and social media, and making a major oil company blink. The 1,100 mile, $3.7 billion Dakota Access pipeline would carry oil from just north of...

  • ROCHESTER, Minn., Aug 26- Bumper corn and soybean crops are expected in the United States this fall but the harvests will likely fall short of records projected by the U.S. government, according to estimates released on Friday from farm advisory service Pro Farmer at the end of its annual Midwest crop tour. The tour sampled fields in South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa,...

  • *USDA raises good/excellent rating for corn crop. *Pro Farmer tour finds good yield potential in Indiana. Crop ratings typically deteriorate heading into autumn, so the improvement weighed on prices, said Jim Gerlach, president of A/C Trading in Indiana.

  • *USDA raises corn's good-excellent rating. *Crop tour finds good yield potential in Indiana. Crop ratings typically deteriorate heading into autumn, so the improvement weighed on prices, said Jim Gerlach, president of A/C Trading in Indiana.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 23- U.S. corn futures fell for a second session on Tuesday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture pegged the condition of the crop above market forecasts, further fuelling expectations of bumper supplies. *Analysts had expected the USDA to report a decline in the condition of the corn crop, with soybeans seen as unchanged. *USDA said private exporters...

  • At the Chicago Board of Trade, the November soybean contract settled up 11-1/ 4 cents at $10.15-3/ 4 per bushel. September wheat ended down 11-3/ 4 cents at $4.15-1/ 4 a bushel and December corn fell 1-1/ 4 cents at $3.42-1/ 2 a bushel. The USDA also reported export inspections of U.S. soybeans in the latest week at 961,414 tonnes, above a range of trade expectations of...

  • The announcement came as Trump, a New York businessman seeking his first elected office, looks to improve his standing among voters, particularly those in swing states such as Iowa, where some recent opinion polls show Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in a tight race. Republican Governors Terry Branstad of Iowa, Sam Brownback of Kansas, Jack...

  • Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump named 64 agriculture policy advisors on Tuesday, a lengthy list that includes the governors of Iowa and five other farm states and a former federal agriculture secretary. The announcement came as Trump, a New York businessman seeking his first elected office, looks to improve his standing among voters, including...

  • Aug 12- JetBlue Airways Corp said 22 passengers and two crew members were injured when its flight from Boston to Sacramento, California ran into heavy turbulence on Thursday. The airline said it had sent a team to assist the injured and a replacement flight had been sent to Rapid City to fly passengers to Sacramento. In May, eight passengers were injured when a...

  • Scouts on the Wheat Quality Council's three-day tour of North Dakota, Minnesota and South Dakota found that timely moisture and early planting benefited spring wheat in many areas, while a lack of rain stunted prospects in others. Last year's record crop benefited from good subsoil reserves, said Terry Weckerly, a scout on the tour who farms near Hurdsfield,...