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U.S. chicken processor profits fatten on cheap feed

Jul 24 2017

CHICAGO 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.

Trump budget plan cuts USDA food, rural water funding

Mar 16 2017

CHICAGO President Donald Trump has proposed eliminating an international food aid program, halting funding for clean water initiative in rural areas and reducing county-level staff for a 21 percent drop in discretionary spending at the Agriculture Department, according to a White House budget document.

Trump budget plan cuts USDA food, rural water funding

Mar 16 2017

CHICAGO, March 16 President Donald Trump has proposed eliminating an international food aid program, halting funding for clean water initiative in rural areas and reducing county-level staff for a 21 percent drop in discretionary spending at the Agriculture Department, according to a White House budget document.

Bird flu found in Tennessee chicken flock on Tyson-contracted farm

Mar 06 2017

A strain of bird flu has been detected in a chicken breeder flock on a Tennessee farm contracted to U.S. food giant Tyson Foods Inc, and the 73,500 birds will be culled to stop the virus from entering the food system, government and company officials said on Sunday.

Fiat Chrysler talking with many non-core auto players: CEO

Mar 30 2016

CHICAGO Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is talking with many players outside the car sector about possible collaboration, Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne said, and is keeping an open mind on what the possibilities might be.

El Nino investment options range from pest control to ski resorts

Dec 09 2015

NEW YORK/CHICAGO As the El Niño weather phenomenon makes the U.S. Northeast warmer, the Midwest drier, and the South and the West wetter this winter, Eric Marshall, portfolio manager of the $2 billion Hodges Small Cap fund, is not one of those people who just talks about the weather. He's doing something about it.

Analysis - El Nino investment options range from pest control to ski resorts

Dec 09 2015

NEW YORK/CHICAGO As the El Niño weather phenomenon makes the U.S. Northeast warmer, the Midwest drier, and the South and the West wetter this winter, Eric Marshall, portfolio manager of the $2 billion (1 billion pound) Hodges Small Cap fund, is not one of those people who just talks about the weather. He's doing something about it.

Rent walkouts point to strains in U.S. farm economy

Feb 23 2015

CHICAGO Across the U.S. Midwest, the plunge in grain prices to near four-year lows is pitting landowners determined to sustain rental incomes against farmer tenants worried about making rent payments because their revenues are squeezed. | Video

Rent walkouts point to strains in U.S. farm economy

Feb 23 2015

CHICAGO Across the U.S. Midwest, the plunge in grain prices to near four-year lows is pitting landowners determined to sustain rental incomes against farmer tenants worried about making rent payments because their revenues are squeezed.

INSIGHT-Rent walkouts point to strains in U.S. farm economy

Feb 23 2015

CHICAGO, Feb 23 Across the U.S. Midwest, the plunge in grain prices to near four-year lows is pitting landowners determined to sustain rental incomes against farmer tenants worried about making rent payments because their revenues are squeezed.

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