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  • Side effects: Fuel demand crash shuts U.S. ethanol plants, meatpackers lack refrigerant

    A slew of U.S. ethanol plants have shut down as fuel demand has collapsed during the coronavirus outbreak, and meatpackers have been hit by a worrying side-effect: less carbon dioxide is now available to chill beef, poultry and pork. "We're headed for a train wreck in terms of the CO2 market," said Geoff Cooper, president of the Renewable Fuels Association industry group.

  • Side effects: Fuel demand crash shuts U.S. ethanol plants, meatpackers lack refrigerant

    A slew of U.S. ethanol plants have shut down as fuel demand has collapsed during the coronavirus outbreak, and meatpackers have been hit by a worrying side-effect: less carbon dioxide is now available to chill beef, poultry and pork. "We're headed for a train wreck in terms of the CO2 market," said Geoff Cooper, president of the Renewable Fuels Association industry group.

  • China Shanghai Rubber Futures Closing Prices, Volume

    Tuesday, April 7 2020 Natural Rubber Turnover: 196,960 lots Open High Low Settle Prev. Change Vol Open Settle Interest Apr-20 9,425 9,500 9,425 9,460 9,425 35 3 18 May-20 9,695 9,695 9,535 9,605 9,435 170 24,729 33,438 Jun-20 9,725 9,790 9,665 9,710 9,530 180 30 65 Jul-20 9,790 9,805 9,790 9,795 9,645 150 3 51 Aug-20 9,935 9,935 9,830 9,865 9,680 185 7 178 Sep-20 9,880 9,940 9,790 9,880 9,695 185 164,249 157,875 Oct-20 9,985 10,010 9,945 9,970 9,785 185 24 60 Nov-20 9,910 10,115...

  • Three meat plants shut in Iowa and Pennsylvania as coronavirus outbreak spreads

    Major U.S. meat companies said on Monday they shut three facilities that produce pork and beef in Iowa and Pennsylvania in the latest disruption to the country's food supply chain from the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Four workers at ADM Clinton, Iowa, corn facility test positive for coronavirus

    Four workers at an Archer Daniels Midland Co (ADM) corn processing facility in Clinton, Iowa, have tested positive for coronavirus, the company said on Monday. The employees and those they have come in contact with have been quarantined and the facility is being deep cleaned to prevent further spread, the Chicago-based grain trader and processor said.

  • LIVESTOCK HIGHLIGHTS: Top Stories of the Day

    Coronavirus Hits Meat Plants as Some Workers Get Sick, Others Stay Home. The coronavirus pandemic is hitting U.S. meat operations, slowing and temporarily halting production at some plants as sickness and fear keep workers home. Meat plant employees, working by the hundreds in plants, with many standing side by side on processing lines, play a critical role in replenishing supermarkets.

  • GRAIN HIGHLIGHTS: Top Stories of the Day

    Wheat Futures Jump as Virus-Stricken Nations Seek Food Security. Wheat for May delivery rose 1.2% to $5.55 3/ 4 a bushel on the Chicago Board of Trade on Monday, as major wheat exporters like Brazil and Russia take measures to ensure the availability of the grain domestically. Countries seeking to stockpile wheat as they respond to the coronavirus pandemic buoyed traders hoping for demand for U.S. wheat.

  • USDA Crop Progress: Winter Wheat Condition/Progress-Apr 6

    For the week ended Apr 5, in percent. NOTE: Averages for are based on the number of planted acres, not the number of states. CONDITION: very poor poor fair good excellent 04/ 05 03/ 29 04/ 05 03/ 29 04/ 05 03/ 29 04/ 05 03/ 29 04/ 05 03/ 29 Ark 0 4 48 34 14 Cali 0 0 39 57 4 Colo 12 15 25 45 3 Idah 0 0 19 73 8 Ill 4 6 28 44 18 Ind 1 4 28 53 14 Kans 3 10 38 41 8 Mich 2 8 35 48 7 Mo 2 8 49 34 7 Mont 1 2 45 50 2 Nebr 1 5 17 67 10 NC 1 3 21 63 12 Ohio 1 4 20 60 15 Okla 1 4 22 68 5 Ore 2 3 16 28 51 SD 0 1 16 71 12 Texas 1 8 29 50 12 Wash 0 1 17 73 9 18- state Avg 2 7 29 53 9 yr-ago...

  • USDA Chicago Terminal Grain

    GX_GR110 Springfield, IL Mon, Apr 06, 2020 USDA-IL Dept of Ag Market News Chicago Terminal Grain Report To Arrive Truck and Rail Bids for Grain Delivered to Chicago. The following quotations represent Bids from Terminal Elevators, Processors, Mills, and Merchandisers after 1:30 p.m. today. Grain Bids Delivery Change Basis Change SRW Wheat 5.6075-5.7075 30 Days UP 6.5 5 K to 15 K UNCH Soybeans 8.3550-8.4550 Spot UP 1.25 -20 K to -10 K UNCH Soybeans 8.3550-8.4550 15-30 Days UP 1.25...

  • Brazil's BRF says China clears Dourados plant for export -filing

    Brazilian food processor BRF SA (BRFS) said on Monday the Chinese customs authority has cleared its Dourados poultry plant to resume exports to China, raising the total number of BRF units authorized to sell to the Asian country to 14. BRF said Dourados has capacity to slaughter 130,000 birds per day.

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