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  • CHICAGO, July 12- Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures closed higher on Friday and the most-active August contract recorded its biggest weekly gain since April, supported by expectations of thinning U.S. hog supplies, traders said. "The feeling is, with this heat coming, that's going to help take tonnage off the market," said Don Roose, president of Iowa-...

  • CHICAGO, July 10- Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures neared a three-week high on Wednesday, buoyed by a mix of technical buying and ideas that a glut of U.S. hog supplies was showing signs of tightening, traders said. Fears of an expansion in Asia of the African swine fever outbreak in China added support. Hog futures soared in March and April on...

  • A farmer loads soybeans from his grain bin onto a truck before taking them to a grain elevator in Dwight, Illinois.

    Farm states are suffering from a host of challenges, including trade concerns, climate change, depressed commodity prices and a lack of immigrant labor. Bankruptcies are on the rise, threatening the family farm.

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    With an economy and job market that keep plowing along, this state clearly has what it takes to capture businesses' attention.

  • CHICAGO, July 8- Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures closed lower on Monday for a third straight session as plentiful U.S. hog and pork supplies continued to weigh on the market, analysts said. The cash is under pressure; the demand is not strong enough, "said Don Roose, president of Iowa- based U.S. Commodities. Live cattle futures also declined, retreating...

  • CHICAGO, July 5- Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures settled higher on Friday and set a one-month top, buoyed by higher cash cattle trades in northern states including Nebraska and Iowa, traders said. The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed that more than 22,000 head of cattle traded Wednesday in Nebraska, mostly from $113 to $113.50 per cwt, up...

  • Democratic presidential hopeful former US Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. speaks during the second Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida, June 27, 2019.

    Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden defends his ability to go head-to-head with President Trump in the general election.

  • Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks during the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate on June 27, 2019 in Miami, Florida.

    Sen. Kamala Harris outshined all of her 19 rivals in the first Democratic presidential debates, says longtime GOP insider Frank Luntz.

  • CNBC's "Power Lunch" team discusses the impact of trade tensions and tariffs with Iowa governor Kim Reynolds (R). Reynolds is against tariffs.

  • Democratic presidential candidate and self-help author Marianne Williamson speaks at the Iowa Democratic Party's Hall of Fame Dinner on June 9, 2019 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

    Six women are running for president. Five of them are career politicians. Then there's Oprah-approved self-help guru Marianne Williamson.

  • TOKYO, June 20- Asian stock markets rallied on Thursday while the dollar dropped and global bond yields plunged, with the 10- year U.S. yield falling below two percent, after the Federal Reserve signalled possible interest rate cuts later this year. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.92%, led by gains in China, while Tokyo's Nikkei...

  • TOKYO, June 20- A gauge of global stock markets rose on Thursday while the dollar dropped and global bond yields plunged, with the 10- year U.S. yield falling below two percent, after the Federal Reserve signaled possible interest rate cuts later this year. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.6% while Japan's Nikkei gained 0.6%.

  • TOKYO, June 20- A gauge of global stock markets edged near this year's peak while benchmark U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.2% while Japan's Nikkei gained 0.5%. Signs that China and the United States are returning to the negotiating table after a six-week hiatus also bolstered risk sentiment.

  • While the June 2018 plan was ultimately rejected, the fact it reached the president's desk shows that Trump's advisers believed at the time he had the ability to adjust the controversial waiver program, even as his EPA defended the expanded use of the exemptions by citing legal requirement. Since Trump took office, the administration has vastly expanded its...

  • "We've just got a lot of beef to wade through," said Dennis Smith, commodity broker form Archer Financial Services in Chicago. Most actively traded August live cattle fell 1.625 cents to 105.200 cents per pound at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Hog traders on Thursday will review weekly export sales data for sales of U.S. pork to China.

  • CHICAGO, June 12- U.S. grain and soybean futures jumped to one-week highs on Wednesday as rains threatened to further delay corn and soy plantings and put crop yields at risk. The gains came a day after the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday cited "unprecedented planting delays" as the reason for slashing its forecast for corn yields more than expected.

  • COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa, June 11- U.S. The order directs the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency to work together on common sense regulations and to develop awareness and education programs to gain acceptance of new technologies by consumers and global trading partners, "the National Pork...

  • Futures fell last week as traders worried the duties would prompt Mexico, the largest export market for U.S. pork by volume, to impose retaliatory tariffs on U.S. products like pork. Let me look at that slaughter number again, "' said Jason Roose, commodity analyst at Iowa- based brokerage U.S. Commodities. Chicago Mercantile Exchange July lean hogs fell 1.825 cents to...

  • OTTUMWA, Iowa, June 11- Speaking in Iowa hours ahead of Donald Trump, Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden ripped the Republican president's trade policies, saying that farmers were being caught in the crossfire between the United States and China. President Trump is in Iowa today, and I hope his presence here will be a clarifying event, "Biden told a crowd at a...

  • NEW YORK, June 11- Joe Biden may have an ethanol problem. But Biden, who leads the crowded Democratic field in opinion polls in Iowa and nationally, faces lingering questions in the U.S. That could hurt Biden in Iowa, where he kicked off a campaign tour on Tuesday.