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  • SYDNEY, Aug 9- U.S. soybean prices inched higher on Wednesday, extending gains into a third session as fears over dry weather across key U.S. growing regions kept prices near one-week highs. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board of Trade had risen 0.2 percent to $9.74-3/ 4 a bushel by 0109 GMT. However, ratings declined in Illinois and Iowa, the top two U.S....

  • As of 1:01 p.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade November soybean futures were up 4-1/ 2 cents at $9.74-1/ 4 per bushel. December corn was down 2-1/ 4 cents at $3.84-1/ 2 a bushel and September wheat was down 7-1/ 2 cents at $4.56 a bushel. However, ratings declined in Illinois and Iowa, the top two U.S. soy states.

  • The "alternative relief" that Standing Rock Sioux attorney Jan Hasselmen "reluctantly" proposed in court documents filed Monday includes increased public reporting of pipeline issues such as repairs, and implementation of a spill response plan— including equipment staging— at the Lake Oahe reservoir on the Missouri River, from which the tribe draws its water.

  • DES MOINES, Iowa _ EMC Insurance Group Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $5.5 million. EMC Insurance Group expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.35 to $1.55 per share. EMC Insurance Group shares have dropped almost 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Chicago Board of Trade December corn futures settled up 5-3/ 4 cents at $3.86-3/ 4 per bushel. November soybeans ended up 13 cents at $9.69-3/ 4 a bushel, and CBOT September wheat rose 8-3/ 4 cents at $4.63-1/ 2 a bushel. It's more in advance of the crop report than anything particular in the weather, although weather forecasts are a little bit dry, "said Terry Linn of Linn&...

  • As of 12:45 p.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade December corn futures were up 6 cents at $3.87 per bushel. It's more in advance of the crop report, than anything particular in the weather, although weather forecasts are a little bit dry, "said Terry Linn of Linn& Associates, a Chicago brokerage. The USDA's report on Thursday will include its first yield estimates...

  • PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Aug 4- Chicago soybean futures slipped on Friday, holding near a one-month low and poised for the biggest weekly fall in a year as crop-friendly weather in the United States dampened prices. The Chicago Board of Trade's most-active soybean contract was down 0.2 percent at $9.58-1/ 4 a bushel by 0959 GMT, close to Thursday's low of $9.55-1/ 2, a level...

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 4- Chicago soybean futures inched lower on Friday with the market poised for its biggest weekly fall in a year, weighed down by crop-friendly weather across key U.S. producing states. The Chicago Board of Trade most-active soybean contract has dropped 5.2 percent so far this week, the largest decline since July 2016. "Weather forecasters'...

  • SYDNEY, Aug 4- U.S. soybean prices inched lower on Friday and were set for their biggest one-week fall in a year, pushed down by forecasts for beneficial crop weather. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board of Trade were down nearly 5.5 percent for the week, on course for their largest weekly loss since July 2016. *Soybean prices have been pressured by...

  • As of 12:47 p.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade November soybeans were down 21 cents at $9.56-1/ 2 per bushel after dipping to $9.55-1/ 2, the contract's lowest since June 30. CBOT December corn was down 1 cent at $3.78 a bushel, after posting a one-month low at $3.75, and September wheat was down 3 cents at $4.57-3/ 4 a bushel. CBOT corn futures were lower but underpinned by...

  • July 31- Four years ago, Frances Broaddus-Crutchfield, 74, gave $500 to the campaign of Virginia's Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring. This election cycle, the lifelong Democrat who lives on a farm in Powhatan County, Virginia, upped the ante, donating $6,500 so far to Herring's re-election bid. Now, with Republicans controlling the White House and...

  • July 31- Four years ago, Frances Broaddus-Crutchfield, 74, gave $500 to the campaign of Virginia's Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring. This election cycle, the lifelong Democrat who lives on a farm in Powhatan County, Virginia, upped the ante, donating $6,500 so far to Herring's re-election bid. Now, with Republicans controlling the White House and...

  • July 28- Aircraft components maker Rockwell Collins Inc on Friday posted adjusted earnings that beat expectations, sending its shares up sharply after its first results including recently acquired aircraft interiors maker B/E Aerospace. But analysts pointed to a relatively strong quarter for Rockwell, which produced 5 percent sales growth without B/E...

  • July 28- Aircraft components maker Rockwell Collins Inc reported a 57 percent rise in quarterly revenue, boosted by the acquisition of aircraft interiors maker B/E Aerospace, but profit fell due to costs associated with the purchase. Net income fell to $179 million, or $1.12 a share, in the third quarter ended June 30 from $214 million, or $1.63 a share, a year...

  • Chicago Board of Trade September soft red winter wheat futures were 2 cents higher at $4.79-3/ 4 a bushel. CBOT December corn futures were 1-3/ 4 cents higher at $3.87-3/ 4 a bushel and CBOT November soybeans were up 7-1/ 4 cents at $10.07-1/ 2 a bushel. "less rain than hoped for in Iowa, with not much the rest of the week," Kevin Stockard, market analyst at CHS Hedging, said in a...

  • Chicago Board of Trade September soft red winter wheat futures were 2-1/ 2 cents higher at $4.80-1/ 4 a bushel. Spring wheat yield prospects in central and northwestern North Dakota are down significantly from a year ago following hot and dry weather during the growing season, scouts on Wheat Quality Council's annual crop tour of the state said on Wednesday.

  • PARIS/ SYDNEY, July 27- Chicago wheat futures rose on Thursday, pulling away from a one-month low struck a day earlier, as a widely watched crop tour showing poor yields for U.S. spring wheat shifted attention back to weather risks. The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board of Trade had climbed 0.9 percent to $4.82 a bushel by 1133 GMT. The rise extended a...

  • SYDNEY, July 27- U.S. wheat rose 1 percent on Thursday to rebound from a near one-month low touched in the previous session, with a widely watched crop tour showing extensive damage to yields from recent hot, dry weather. The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board of Trade had climbed 1.2 percent to $4.83-1/ 2 a bushel by 0248 GMT. The Wheat Quality Council tour...

  • *The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.5 percent to $4.80-1/ 4 a bushel by 0110 GMT, having closed up 0.8 percent on Wednesday when prices touched a near one-month low of $4.73 a bushel. *The most active corn futures were also little changed at $3.86-1/ 4 a bushel, having gained 1 percent in the previous session after prices had earlier hit a...

  • LOS ANGELES, July 26- The owners of a giant rabbit named Simon who died on a United Airlines flight while bound for the Iowa State Fair sued the carrier on Monday, claiming its employees were responsible for the hare's death. The lawsuit was filed in Polk County District Court in Des Moines on behalf of a group of investors which purchased Simon, the offspring of the "...