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Tom Polansek

U.S. pigs out on bacon, ribs as trade wars cut chicken demand

Nov 13 2018

CHICAGO Americans are losing their taste for chicken and eating more beef and pork as President Donald Trump's trade wars reduce U.S. pork exports to China and Mexico and leave cheaper bacon and ribs at home.

U.S. pigs out on bacon, ribs as trade wars cut chicken demand

Nov 13 2018

CHICAGO, Nov 13 Americans are losing their taste for chicken and eating more beef and pork as President Donald Trump's trade wars reduce U.S. pork exports to China and Mexico and leave cheaper bacon and ribs at home.

ADM profit beats estimates on oilseed crushing, corn exports

Nov 06 2018

Archer Daniels Midland Co reported higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday, as the U.S. grain merchant cashed in on strong oilseed crushing margins and export sales of American corn.

Toxin in U.S. corn harvest poses latest headache for farmers

Nov 05 2018

CHICAGO North American farmers are finding increased levels of a plant toxin known as vomitoxin in this year's corn harvest, adding insult to injury for growers already suffering as the U.S.-China trade war hurts soybean exports and crop prices.

U.S.-China trade spat takes bite out of Japan's trading houses

Nov 02 2018

TOKYO/CHICAGO Japan's Itochu Corp on Friday booked a $1.3 billion loss on its investment in China's CITIC Ltd, blaming trade tensions between China and the United States for the writedown on its biggest corporate transaction.

EPA adds restrictions to use of Bayer, BASF weed killer linked to crop damage

Oct 31 2018

CHICAGO The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday it would allow farmers to spray a controversial weed killer made by Bayer AG's Monsanto Co and BASF SE for two more years, with additional restrictions on use.

LIVESTOCK-Nearby live cattle futures jump on short covering, positioning

Oct 31 2018

CHICAGO, Oct 31 Live cattle futures rallied on month-end short covering and position squaring on Wednesday, with the nearby contract hitting its highest price in almost eight months, traders said.

GRAINS-Soy futures turn higher after touching six-week low

Oct 31 2018

* Traders start looking ahead to USDA crop data (Updates with U.S. trading, changes dateline from PARIS/SYDNEY)

LIVESTOCK-Cattle futures fall on concerns over increasing supplies

Oct 30 2018

CHICAGO, Oct 30 Live cattle futures dropped to their lowest prices in more than a week on Tuesday and feeder cattle futures fell to seven-week lows on worries about increasing U.S. supplies, analysts said.

RPT-INSIGHT-Hog industry worldwide getting slaughtered in trade war

Oct 29 2018

BEIJING/CHICAGO/CARAMBEI, Brazil, Oct 26 Ken Maschhoff, chairman of the largest U.S. family-owned pork producer, has watched profits fall as trade tensions rise between the United States and China.

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