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UPDATE 1-Over sorghum salad, U.S. farmers and Chinese buyers chew on trade

CHICAGO, July 20 Chinese importers of the livestock feed sorghum feasted on tabbouleh salad and chipotle tortillas made with the U.S. grain at a Texas barbecue this week, as farmers try to woo buyers in the middle of an escalating U.S.-China trade war.

UPDATE 2-Disappointing earnings, trade tensions weigh on European shares

* Bekaert and Wessanen plunge on profit warnings (Adds details, closing prices)

UPDATE 1-Defensive shares keep Britain's FTSE aloft

* Beazley drops after pretax profit falls (Adds closing prices)

12:04pm EDT

Over sorghum salad, U.S. farmers and Chinese buyers chew on trade

CHICAGO, July 20 Chinese importers of the livestock feed sorghum feasted on tabbouleh salad and chipotle tortillas made with the U.S. grain at a Texas barbecue this week, as farmers try to woo buyers in the middle of an escalating U.S.-China trade war.

11:58am EDT

As wheat harvest heads to parched north, Europe braces for more losses

PARIS, July 20 Europe's grain market is bracing for more downgrades to the size of this year's wheat crop as harvesting reaches the northern regions that have been worst hit by exceptional drought and heat since spring.

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