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  • CHICAGO, Oct 10- U.S. corn and soybean futures closed fractionally lower Tuesday on technical selling, bucking strength in other commodity markets, including crude oil. Wheat futures on the Chicago Board of Trade also fell, with the spot December contract hitting a four-week low as traders positioned for monthly U.S. government reports due Thursday.

  • Chicago Board of Trade November soybeans settled up 4 cents at $9.72-1/ 4 per bushel after reaching $9.73-3/ 4, its highest since Sept. 29. CBOT December wheat ended up 2-3/ 4 cents at $4.43-1/ 2 a bushel and December corn rose 1/ 2 cent at $3.50 a bushel, after trading in a slim 2-1/ 2 cent range. "You are probably not going to have big harvest yields over the weekend, if the...

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  • Oct 5- A group of 38 U.S. senators asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday to abandon plans to lower biofuel requirements for oil refiners in 2018, according to a letter made public by the office of Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. The senators, including Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, said in the letter that the EPA...

  • Oct 5- A group of 38 U.S. senators asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday to abandon plans to lower biofuels requirements for oil refiners in 2018, according to a letter made public by the office of Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. The senators, including Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, said in the letter that the EPA should...

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  • *Dryness in Brazil hits planting in South America. SINGAPORE, Oct 5- Chicago soybean futures rose for a second session on Thursday as rains delayed the harvest in parts of the Midwest United States and dry weather slowed the pace of planting in Brazil, underpinning prices. Rains crossed parts of Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin with light showers crossing areas of...

  • *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were up 0.4 percent to $9.61-3/ 4 a bushel by 0102 GMT, after firming 0.3 percent on Wednesday. *Rains crossed parts of Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin in the last day, with light showers crossing areas of Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. *Oil prices dipped on Thursday after the United States reported record...

  • As of 1:05 p.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade November soybeans were up 2-3/ 4 cents at $9.58 per bushel. CBOT December wheat was down 4-3/ 4 cents at $4.43-1/ 4 a bushel and December corn was down 1/ 2 cent at $3.49 a bushel. Rains crossed parts of Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin in the last day, with light showers crossing areas of Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 4- In August 2016, just two months before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission discovered its corporate filing system had been hacked, the SEC's internal watchdog, Carl Hoecker, received a plea for help from his new forensics investigative unit. Congressional staff and seen by Reuters, the head of the forensics unit complained of "serious...

  • *CBOT, MGEX wheat sag after USDA raises supply forecast. Chicago Board of Trade November soybeans settled down 11 cents at $9.57-1/ 4 per bushel and December corn finished down 3-3/ 4 cents at $3.51-1/ 2 per bushel. This is giving more credibility to the USDA yield estimates on both corn and soybeans, " Karl Setzer, market analyst for the Iowa- based MaxYield Cooperative,...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 29- Low river levels and back-ups at aging locks are wreaking havoc on export-bound grain barge shipments on the Mississippi River system just as U.S. farmers need to ramp up deliveries of their bumper harvest of corn and soybeans. Barge freight rates surged to a three-year high on Friday as a key stretch of the Mississippi River fell to near-record...

  • The EPA is weighing a change to U.S. biofuels policy that would allow exports of ethanol to count toward the country's annual biofuels volumes mandates, Reuters reported Wednesday. It is unclear whether the EPA has the unilateral authority to make such a sweeping change or needs congressional blessing. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, an...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 28- Prices for U.S. renewable fuel credits fell on Thursday, traders said, because of a Environmental Protection Agency proposal that would significantly increase the amount of credits on the market. The EPA is considering a change to U.S. biofuels policy that would allow exports of ethanol to count toward the country's annual biofuels volumes...

  • Sept 27- The South Dakota meat processor that sued ABC News over the characterization of its top-selling product as "pink slime" in TV news reports has set up a $10 million fund to help former employees and communities affected by the plants it closed in 2012, it said on Wednesday. The privately held Beef Products Inc sued ABC, a unit of Walt Disney Co, in 2012, saying...

  • *USDA's small grains, quarterly stocks reports due Friday. Chicago Board of Trade November soybeans settled down 13 cents at $9.71-1/ 4 per bushel. "In a lot of areas, yields are better than what the trade thought, for both corn and beans," said Don Roose, president of Iowa- based U.S. Commodities.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 22- U.S. ethanol makers, taking advantage of low corn prices, are ramping up production and expanding capacity to try to squeeze less-efficient competitors out of an overcrowded market. "There's only two speeds- there's full throttle or off," said Randall Doyal, chief executive officer of Al-Corn Clean Fuel in Minnesota. Since 2007, nearly every...

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