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  • Pigs raised by farmers are seen at Linquan county on December 5, 2018 in Fuyang, Anhui Province of China.

    Pork prices have nearly doubled, and data show local production of the meat this year will likely fall a few million tons short of demand.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 15- U.S. corn and soybean futures closed lower on Tuesday on technical selling and seasonal pressure from the expanding U.S. harvest, along with uncertainty about the terms of a U.S.- China trade pact announced last month, analysts said. Chicago Board of Trade December corn settled down 4-1/ 2 cents at $3.93-1/ 4 per bushel and November soybeans ended...

  • November soybeans finished up 12-1/ 2 cents at $9.36 a bushel after touching $9.39-1/ 4, the highest on a chart of the most-active soybean contract since China imposed retaliatory tariffs on U.S. soybeans in July 2018. "It's all about China," Dan Basse, president of Chicago- based AgResource Co, said of the strength in grains. Liu was scheduled to meet Trump at the White...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 11- U.S. corn futures surged about 4% on Friday while wheat and soybeans also firmed, buoyed by optimism about a potential thaw in the U.S.- China trade war and worries about wintry weather threatening crops in the Midwest, analysts said. November soybeans were up 12 cents at $9.35-1/ 2 a bushel after touching $9.39-1/ 4, the highest on a chart of the...

  • *USDA raises U.S. corn yield to 168.4 bushels/acre. *USDA confirms China buys U.S. soybeans. CHICAGO, Oct 10- U.S. corn futures dropped to their lowest prices in more than a week on Thursday after the Agriculture Department surprised traders by raising its domestic yield estimate in a monthly crop report.

  • *USDA confirms China buys U.S. soybeans. CHICAGO, Oct 10- U.S. grain and soybean futures took a breather on Thursday after climbing to multi-month highs the previous session, as traders waited for a highly anticipated government crop report. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, in its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, is expected to peg...

  • Oct 10- Chicago soybean futures ticked higher on Thursday, trading below a near three-month high hit in the previous session, as expectations of Chinese buying of U.S. supplies supported the market. The most-active soybean contract on the Chicago Board Of Trade added 0.1% at $9.24-1/ 4 a bushel by 0248 GMT, having climbed to its highest since July 15 at 9.31-1/ 2 a...

  • *The most-active soybean contract on the Chicago Board Of Trade lost 0.2% at $9.21-1/ 2 a bushel by 0052 GMT, having climbed to its highest since July 15 at 9.31-1/ 2 a bushel on Wednesday. *Vice Premier Liu He, China's top trade negotiator, is scheduled to travel to Washington for their next round of trade talks on Oct 10-11. *The market is monitoring a winter storm...

  • Plains from Friday to Sunday are likely to damage unharvested corn and soybean crops in parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska and Iowa, meteorologists said on Wednesday. The winter-like blast could dump up to 3 feet of snow in central and eastern North Dakota and send temperatures plunging into the 20 s Fahrenheit in Nebraska, western Iowa,...

  • *Traders square positions ahead of Thursday's monthly USDA data. Chicago Board of Trade November soybeans settled up 3-1/ 4 cents at $9.23-3/ 4 per bushel after reaching $9.31-1/ 2, the contract's highest since July 15. Vice Premier Liu He, China's top trade negotiator, is scheduled to travel to Washington for their next round of trade talks on Oct 10-11.

  • *Traders square positions ahead of Thursday's monthly USDA data. As of 1:03 p.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade November soybeans were up 4 cents at $9.24-1/ 2 per bushel after reaching $9.31-1/ 2, the contract's highest since July 15. Vice Premier Liu He, China's top trade negotiator, is scheduled to travel to Washington for their next round of trade talks on Oct 10-11.

  • Soybeans gained on purchases by the world's top buyer China and worries about planting delays in the biggest exporter Brazil. The most-active corn contract on the Chicago Board of Trade was up 0.2% at $3.87-3/ 4 a bushel by 0320 GMT, having gained 0.6% in the previous session. "All eyes are on whether the USDA shaves its U.S. corn yield forecast again," said Tobin Gorey,...

  • *The USDA said 15% of the corn crop has been harvested, well below analysts' forecasts. *The USDA also said 56% of the corn crop is in good to excellent condition, slightly behind market forecasts. *On soybean crop, the USDA said 14% of the crop has been harvested, slightly behind market forecasts.

  • Renewable Fuel Standard program currently requires refiners to blend 15 billion gallons of ethanol per year, but the corn lobby has said the Environmental Protection Agency's use of waivers means the actual volumes blended are lower than that. Trump's EPA unveiled the plan...

  • As of 12:54 p.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade December corn was up 2-1/ 4 cents at $3.87 per bushel. It's just balancing positions ahead of the report, "said Don Roose, president of Iowa- based U.S. Commodities. Lows in northwest Iowa next weekend could dip to 28 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 7- A bipartisan group of state attorneys general, including New York Attorney General Letitia James, met Monday with U.S. The meeting comes after Reuters and other outlets reported on Sept. 25 that the Justice Department would open an antitrust investigation into Facebook, which also faces probes by the Federal Trade Commission and the House of...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 1- Deere& Co on Tuesday announced indefinite layoffs for 163 U.S. manufacturing workers at plants in Illinois and Iowa that make agricultural, forestry and construction equipment, citing decreased customer demand. The layoffs come week after the company said it would reduce production by 20% at its facilities in Illinois and Iowa in the second of...

  • CNBC's Eric Chemi breaks down the saga of an Iowa State football fan's plea for beer money to be sent to his Venmo that led to over $1 million in donations, which became a scandal when a journalist dug up insensitive tweets the fan sent out eight years ago.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 25- The U.S. Justice Department will open an antitrust investigation of Facebook Inc, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, marking the fourth recent antitrust probe of the social media company. Facebook also faces probes by the Federal Trade Commission, a group of state attorneys general led by New York and the House of...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- President Donald Trump on Thursday discussed biofuels policy with senators from U.S. oil states, including Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy, who said the president was engaged on the issue that has pitted Big Oil and Big Corn against each other. In Thursday's meeting, senators including Republicans Ted Cruz of Texas and Pennsylvania's Pat...