WASHINGTON, Feb 11 Farmers will expand wheat sowings 3 percent this year but harvest 3 percent less wheat than in 2012 due to lower yields, the U.S. Agriculture Department projected on Monday. Based on conditions at the end of 2012, USDA projected a wheat crop of 2.19 billion bushels, down 3 percent from 2012, but still a medium-sized crop. USDA will update its projections at its annual Outlook Conference at the end of this month.(Reporting By Charles Abbott; Editing by Leslie Gevirtz)
Norway government aims to sign 2017 spending plan on Saturday -source
OSLO, Dec 3 Norway's right wing minority coalition expects to sign a deal with centrist partners in parliament on Saturday for a 2017 fiscal budget, which would rescue the government from collapse, a source close to the talks told Reuters.