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  • 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 "...

  • CHICAGO, July 26- U.S. wheat futures firmed on Wednesday, with MGEX spring wheat contracts posting the biggest gains as results from a crop tour confirmed that drought in the northern Plains severely crimped harvest potential in that key growing region. Traders also noted bargain buying in wheat futures as the benchmark Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter...

  • CHICAGO, July 24- U.S. meat producers are earning some of the highest profit margins in more than a decade, a bright spot for investors in agriculture, where grain farmers and trading companies are struggling to make money after years of massive oversupply. "Margins are excellent," Joe Sanderson, chief executive officer of Sanderson Farms, told Reuters last month.

  • Wheat futures were weaker, with a sell-off in MGEX spring pulling Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat and K.C. hard red winter wheat contracts into negative territory. "Corn was down all day long off of unexpected rains through the center of Iowa and a six-to-ten day model run that came in somewhat wetter and less hot than yesterday's," Charlie Sernatinger,...

  • SYDNEY/ PARIS, July 21- U.S. corn fell below $4 a bushel on Friday as traders took profits at the end of a week where corn was on track to gain around 2.5 pct in response to forecasts for continued adverse weather which added to fears of production losses. The most active corn futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were down 1.3 percent to $3.99-1/ 2 a bushel after closing...

  • SYDNEY, July 21- U.S. corn edged lower on Friday, but the grain was on track to post a weekly gain of around 3.5 pct as forecasts for continued adverse weather stoked fears of production losses. The most active corn futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were down 0.4 percent to $4.03-1/ 4 a bushel after closing up 2.1 percent on Thursday when prices hit a high of $4.06-3/ 4...

  • SYDNEY, July 21- U.S. corn edged lower for the first time in four sessions on Friday, but was still poised to post weekly gains of nearly 4 percent as concerns about potential crop losses from adverse weather support prices. *Corn crop condition ratings declined earlier this week in top-producing states of Iowa, Illinois and Nebraska, and extended outlooks for...

  • CHICAGO, July 20- China officials have agreed to allow imports of U.S. rice for the first time ever, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Thursday. China opened its rice market when it joined the World Trade Organization in 2001 but a lack of phytosanitary protocol between China and the United States effectively banned imports, according...

  • "Temperatures will continue to bake the northern Plains and western Corn Belt until the weekend, with triple-digit readings expected in parts of Iowa," Farm Futures senior analyst Bryce Knorr said in a note to clients. The benchmark Chicago Board of Trade September soft. Chicago Board of Trade corn for December delivery settled up 8-1/ 2 cents at $4.04-3/ 4 a bushel.

  • "Temperatures will continue to bake the northern Plains and western Corn Belt until the weekend, with triple-digit readings expected in parts of Iowa," Farm Futures senior analyst Bryce Knorr said in a note to clients. The benchmark Chicago Board of Trade September soft. At 11:39 a.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade corn.

  • CHICAGO, July 20- China officials have agreed to allow imports of U.S. rice for the first time ever, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Thursday. "We waited a decade for the protocol to be signed and our members are anxious to meet the demand of China's consumers for safe, high-quality U.S. rice," USA Rice President Betsy Ward said in a...

  • LONDON, July 20- U.S. wheat futures hit a three-week low on Thursday, weighed down by ample global supplies, while corn and soybean prices were higher, buoyed by continued fears of further crop damage. The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were down 0.55 percent at $5.00-1/ 4 a bushel by 1017 GMT after touching a low of $4.95- the weakest since June...

  • SYDNEY, July 20- U.S. wheat fell more than 1 percent on Thursday to hit a three-week low, weighed down by ample global supplies despite lingering fears for high quality crops. The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were down 1.2 percent at $4.96-3/ 4 a bushel by 0326, near the session low of $4.95 a bushel- the lowest since June 29.

  • SYDNEY, July 20- U.S. corn edged higher for a third consecutive session on Thursday as forecasts for dry weather fueled fears of further crop damage. *The most active corn futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were up 0.1 percent to $3.96-3/ 4 a bushel, having gained 1.4 percent in the previous session. *Corn crop condition ratings declined earlier this week in...

  • CHICAGO, July 19- Chicago Board of Trade corn and soybean futures rose more than 1 percent on Wednesday, extending gains from the previous session on outlooks for mostly dry weather that likely will stress U.S. crops, traders and analysts said. This time, the heat is there, " U.S. Commodities President Don Roose said. Corn crop condition ratings declined earlier this...

  • SYDNEY/ PARIS, July 17- U.S. wheat fell to a 17- day low on Monday as rains across a major producing region weighed on the market, though forecasts for continued dry weather helped to limit the slide in prices. The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board of Trade were down 0.4 percent at $5.08-1/ 2 a bushel by 1028 GMT, after hitting a session-low of $5.02-3/ 4 a...