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Tom Polansek

LIVESTOCK-CME lean hogs soar daily limit as China exempts U.S. pork from additional tariffs

Sep 13 2019

CHICAGO, Sept 13 U.S. lean hog futures climbed by an expanded daily limit on Friday as China said it would exempt American pork from additional tariffs imposed during its trade war with the United States.

LIVESTOCK-U.S. hog futures rally on expectations for Chinese buying

Sep 12 2019

CHICAGO, Sept 12 U.S. lean hog futures climbed the daily exchange-imposed limit on Thursday on increasing expectations for Chinese buying as the world's two largest economies prepared for talks aimed at breaking the logjam in their trade war.

Cargill exits asset management business with sale of CarVal Investors

Sep 12 2019

CHICAGO Cargill Inc [CARGIL.UL] has agreed to sell fund manager CarVal Investors, representatives for both companies said on Thursday, marking the commodity trader's exit from the asset management business.

Crushing it: Argentine farmers cheer China soymeal deal while U.S. growers fret

Sep 11 2019

BUENOS AIRES/CHICAGO Argentine soy farmers and crushers expect a boost in demand next year after the South American grains giant won long-sought approval from China to export soymeal to the world's biggest consumer of the livestock feed.

LIVESTOCK-U.S. live cattle futures extend recovery from nine-year low

Sep 11 2019

CHICAGO, Sept 11 Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures shot higher on Wednesday on short covering and technical buying as the market extended a rebound from a nine-year low this week.

LIVESTOCK-U.S. lean hog futures advance on China trade hopes

Sep 10 2019

CHICAGO, Sept 10 Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures jumped on Tuesday as expectations rose for China to increase pork imports from the United States, traders said.

Many U.S. farmers fume at Washington, not Trump, over biofuel, trade policies

Sep 10 2019

ROCHESTER, Minn./CHICAGO American farmers helped elect President Donald Trump in 2016 on hopes he would shake up Washington and turn around a struggling agricultural economy, but many of his policies have actually stung farmers, notably his trade war with China and biofuel waivers for oil refiners.

LIVESTOCK-U.S. live cattle futures set nine-year low on weak cash prices, big supply

Sep 09 2019

CHICAGO, Sept 9 Front-month live cattle futures fell to a nine-year low on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on Monday under pressure from weak cash prices and large supplies.

Big Ag wants a cut of booming fake-meat market

Sep 09 2019

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/CHICAGO Bunge Ltd, one the world's biggest grain traders, recently disclosed the 1.6% stake it had purchased in the fast-growing fake-meat startup Beyond Meat. | Video

Tyson Foods slowed chicken processing after U.S. recalls, raising costs

Sep 04 2019

Tyson Foods Inc slowed chicken processing after it recalled millions of pounds of poultry this year over concerns they contained extraneous materials like rubber and metal, Chief Executive Noel White said on Wednesday.

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