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  • June 18- Cotton prices rose on Tuesday to hit a two-week high on renewed optimism that the trade dispute between the United States and China may be resolved as Washington said it would rekindle trade talks with China ahead of the Group of 20 summit. * "The U.S. president is supposed to meet with China's President Xi next week at the G20 summit and that is giving some...

  • June 10- Cotton prices settled higher on Monday as the United States and Mexico, a major importer of U.S. supplies, averted a trade dispute, while investors remained cautious ahead of a crucial monthly crop supply and demand report. *The United States on Friday dropped its threat to impose tariffs on Mexico in a deal to combat illegal migration from Central America.

  • June 4- Cotton prices slipped on Tuesday as unfavorable planting weather for grains increased the likelihood of increased cotton planting, while U.S.- China trade talk concerns loomed. * "We do not have the issues in cotton that we have going on in grains with the flood in the Midwest," said Sid Love, commodity trading adviser at Kansas- based Sid Love Consulting.

  • Chicago Board of Trade corn futures ended Monday on a negative note, amid uncertainty over U.S. corn planting progress and the ongoing threat of U.S. tariffs against Mexico, a top corn buyer. The market continued to wrestle with whether Mexico will retaliate against President Donald Trump's threats to levy duties on all Mexican imports unless it curbs illegal...

  • *U.S. wheat belts, including Kansas, set for more rain. Meanwhile, corn and soybean futures traded choppily as the markets digested a threat of U.S. tariffs against Mexico. The move raised fears about agricultural trade with Mexico, the largest buyer of U.S. corn, and wider effects on economic growth amid an ongoing trade dispute between Washington and Beijing.

  • CHICAGO, May 29- Chicago Mercantile Exchange cattle futures firmed on Wednesday, supported by a steadying cash market, traders said. That was unchanged from a week earlier and came after five straight weeks of declines, said Rich Nelson, chief strategist with Allendale Inc.. CME June lean hogs closed up 1.225 cents at 85.2 cents per pound while actively traded...

  • *U.S. corn 49% planted average pace of 80 pct- USDA. SINGAPORE, May 21- Chicago corn futures rose for a seventh consecutive session on Tuesday, the longest rally in two years, as the pace of U.S. planting lags behind market expectations, stoking fears that farmers will be forced to abandon sowing. The most-active corn contract on the Chicago Board of Trade rose 1.3% to...

  • *Kansas leads wheat gains as rain threatens winter crops. Plains and excessive, potentially crop damaging rains and flooding in the southern Plains, including in top winter wheat state Kansas. Soybeans gained despite stalled trade talks between the United States and China, the world's top soy buyer.

  • *Kansas leads wheat gains as rain threatens winter crops. Plains and excessive, potentially crop-damaging rains and flooding in the southern Plains, including in top winter wheat state Kansas. Soybeans gained despite stalled trade talks between the United States and China, the world's top soy buyer.

  • *Chicago corn rises for 6th consecutive session. *Kansas leads wheat gains as rain threatens winter crops. The most-active corn contract on the Chicago Board of Trade was up 1.6% at $3.89-1/ 2 a bushel by 1045 GMT.

  • CHICAGO, May 15- U.S. lean hog futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange rose for a second day on Wednesday, supported by expectations of increased demand for U.S. pork as African swine fever spreads in China's hog herd and elsewhere, traders said. "The African swine fever news and talk was everywhere today," said Dennis Smith, broker for Archer Financial Services in...

  • WASHINGTON, May 15- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has to date paid out $8.52 billion in direct payments to American farmers as part of the 2018 aid program, designed to offset losses from trade tariffs by China and other trading partners, a spokesman for the agency said. The top five commodities that received aid were soybeans, corn, wheat, cotton and sorghum...

  • It marked the 21st consecutive quarter for farm incomes dropping in the Eighth Federal Reserve District, which includes all or parts of seven Midwest and Mid-South states: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. Agricultural credit conditions also deteriorated during the first quarter of 2019 in parts of Illinois, Indiana,...

  • CHICAGO, May 9- U.S. farm incomes in the Midwest and Mid-Southern states declined yet again in the first quarter of 2019 amid ongoing strain from low commodity prices, trade uncertainty and severe weather, according to banker surveys released on Thursday by the Federal Reserve Banks of St. Louis and Kansas City. This marks the 21st consecutive quarter for farm...

  • *U.S. sanctions against Iran and Venezuela keep supply tight. NEW YORK, May 7- Oil prices slipped nearly 2% on Tuesday, on track to fall to their lowest closing levels in over a month, as renewed doubts over a U.S.- China trade deal stoked concerns over global growth and on expectations that U.S. crude stockpiles could hit fresh 19- month highs. "WTI has been beaten down...

  • U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, speaks at a news conference while U.S. President Donald Trump looks on following his second summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on February 28, 2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam.

    While pushing Trump's agenda, Mike Pompeo is risking his long-standing alliance with free-trade groups like the Koch network.

  • May 2- ICE cotton futures fell to a seven-week low on Thursday, as investors await the outcome of trade talks between the United States and China, while a firm dollar further weighed on the prices. * "A lot depends on the trade agreement and what specifically is in there for the USA and I think the stronger dollar has helped our competitors sell cotton because of the...

  • MANHATTAN, Kan., May 2- Wheat yield potential in Kansas was estimated at 47.2 bushels per acre, crop scouts on the annual Wheat Quality Council crop tour said on Thursday. The figure is above the five-year crop tour average of 40.2 bpa and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's 2018 actual Kansas yield of 38.0 bpa, reflecting ample moisture and cool weather in recent...

  • MANHATTAN, Kan., May 2- Wheat yield potential in Kansas was estimated at 47.2 bushels per acre, crop scouts on the annual Wheat Quality Council crop tour said on Thursday. The figure is above the five-year crop tour average of 40.2 bpa and the U.S. Agriculture Department's 2018 actual Kansas yield of 38.0 bpa, reflecting ample moisture and cool temperatures in...

  • Normally, Walmart would buy Angus beef from companies like Tyson Foods Inc and Cargill Inc.. Walmart has now arranged to source cattle from Texas rancher Bob McClaren of Prime Pursuits and 44 Farms, who said the retailer will sell no-hormones-added Black Angus beef. The cattle will be fed at a feedyard that specializes in avoiding hormones, slaughtered in...