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  • China approves imports of all U.S. poultry, poultry products

    China has approved the import of all poultry and poultry products from the United States, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on its website on Monday. Beijing had banned all trade in poultry products from the United States since 2015 due to outbreaks of avian influenza there.

  • Bayer, BASF Ordered to Pay $265 Million in Weedkiller Crop-Damage Suit

    A jury ruled against Bayer AG (BAYZF) and BASF SE (BFFAF) in a crop-damage case, awarding $265 million to a Missouri peach farmer who claimed the companies encouraged farmers to irresponsibly spray a hard-to-control weedkiller. Peach farmer Bill Bader sued the pesticide-and-seed makers after he said thousands of his fruit trees sustained damage in 2015 and 2016. The damage, he alleged, was caused by a herbicide called dicamba that drifted from neighboring cotton fields, planted with...

  • Bayer, BASF Ordered to Pay $265 Million in Weedkiller Crop-Damage Suit

    A jury ruled against Bayer AG (BAYZF) and BASF SE (BFFAF) in a crop-damage case, awarding $265 million to a Missouri peach farmer who claimed the companies encouraged farmers to irresponsibly spray a hard-to-control weedkiller. Peach farmer Bill Bader sued the pesticide-and-seed makers after he said thousands of his fruit trees sustained damage in 2015 and 2016. The damage, he alleged, was caused by a herbicide called dicamba that drifted from neighboring cotton fields, planted with...

  • How to eat less meat without driving yourself nuts -- and save up to $750 a year

    These people are eating less meat to help the planet, and so can you. Easing up on animal products might strike fear into some avowed meat lovers' hearts, but environmental, home-cookery and nutrition experts say the undertaking is both worthwhile and achievable. Twenty-three percent of Americans in a poll published last week by Gallup said they had eaten less meat over the past year, with health concerns topping the reasons for cutting back.

  • LIVESTOCK HIGHLIGHTS: Top Stories of the Day

    Kraft Bonds Tumble After Fitch Downgrade to Junk Rating. Investors are dumping bonds of Kraft Heinz Co. after Fitch Ratings pushed its rating of the company into junk territory following a disappointing earnings report. A downgrade by one of the two other major ratings firms would force index operators to classify Kraft as below investment grade and prohibit many bond funds from holding the debt.

  • GRAIN HIGHLIGHTS: Top Stories of the Day

    Corn Futures Lead Grains Lower as Coronavirus Saps Momentum. Corn for March delivery fell 0.5% to $3.77 3/ 4 a bushel on the Chicago Board of Trade on Friday, with the upward movement that started Wednesday now thoroughly dashed as the coronavirus continues to spread in China. Some 5,090 new coronavirus infections were reported in China Thursday evening, bringing the total of confirmed cases to more than 63,000 since the outbreak began.

  • USDA Weekly By-Product Value Hog Report - Feb 14

    NW_LS446 Des Moines, IA Fri, Feb 14, 2020 USDA Market News WEEKLY USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE The offal value from a typical slaughter hog for the week ended 2/ 14/ 2020 was estimated at 3.64 per cwt live, up 0.01 when compared to last week. CALCULATIONS FOR BY-PRODUCT VALUE- Lbs Price Change Value Prv/Wk Cheek meat, trimmed 0.28 88.00- 0.25 Chitterlings 1.26 42.00- 0.53 Ears, edible export 0.19 150.00- 0.29 Tongues, grn, bnls, sml bx 0.18 64.00- 0.12 Hearts, slashed, domestic 0.28 48.00- 0.13...

  • USDA Chicago Terminal Grain - Feb 14

    GX_GR110 Springfield, IL Fri, Feb 14, 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 5.5775-5.8275 30 Days DN 1.5 15 H to 40 H UNCH Soybeans 8.7875-8.9175 Spot DN 2.5 -15 H to -2 H UNCH Soybeans 8.7875-8.9175 15-30 Days DN 2.5 -15...

  • Tyson says pork exports to China soared nearly 600% in first quarter after swine fever outbreak

    Tyson has also announced a restructuring that will lead to 500 job cuts. Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN) says it's just starting to see the benefits of the African swine fever outbreak in China, which includes a 600% year-over-year increase in pork orders to China in the fiscal first quarter. The meat producer says it is moving toward a ractopamine-free hog supply, which should open additional markets for its pork products.

  • Bayer Touts Herbicide Research Discovery -- WSJ

    This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the U.S. print edition of The Wall Street Journal. Bayer AG (BAYZF) said its scientists discovered the building block for a new herbicide, at a time when the company's existing weedkillers face legal and regulatory challenges. The German seed-and-pesticide supplier said it identified a chemical molecule that has proved effective against grasses that have evolved to survive...

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