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U.S. details up to $14 billion in new aid for farmers

19 Sep 2020

CHICAGO The U.S. Agriculture Department on Friday released details of a second round of COVID-19 aid for farmers, which will pay up to $14 billion to growers of major crops such as corn, soybeans and wheat, as well as livestock, dairy and tobacco.

China books biggest U.S. corn sale since September 1

14 Sep 2020

CHICAGO Chinese buyers booked their biggest deal for U.S. corn since Sept. 1, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Monday, after focusing their attention on U.S. soybeans since the start of the month.

UPDATE 1-U.S. government cuts corn, soy harvest outlook after August weather scares

11 Sep 2020

CHICAGO, Sept 11 U.S. corn and soybean production will be smaller than previously expected after dry weather throughout August and a severe wind storm that damaged crops across the key production state of Iowa, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Friday.

China maintains strong demand for U.S. corn, soy: USDA

11 Sep 2020

CHICAGO Chinese demand for U.S. corn and soybeans remained robust in the latest week, U.S. Agriculture Department (USDA) data showed, and traders expect the recent surge of deals will cause the U.S. government to boost its export forecast for both commodities.

China buys 664,000 tonnes of U.S. soybeans, biggest daily total in nearly seven weeks: USDA

08 Sep 2020

CHICAGO Chinese buyers booked deals to buy 664,000 tonnes of soybeans, the largest daily total since July 22, for delivery in the 2020/21 marketing year, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Tuesday.

LIVESTOCK-Cattle futures fall as supplies grow more than expected

24 Aug 2020

CHICAGO, Aug 24 Chicago Mercantile Exchange cattle futures fell on Monday, with the market under pressure from a government report that showed supplies were bigger than expected.

GRAINS-U.S. corn, soy futures rise on crop concerns; wheat sags from one-month peak

24 Aug 2020

CHICAGO, Aug 24 U.S. corn and soybean futures rose on Monday on expectations that a government report will show crop ratings deteriorated in the past week, underpinning recent forecasts that pegged the harvest below the U.S. Agriculture Department's latest outlook.

GRAINS-U.S. corn, soybeans firmer as concerns about crops rise

24 Aug 2020

CHICAGO, Aug 24 U.S. corn and soybean futures rose on Monday on expectations that a government report will show crop ratings deteriorated in the past week, underpinning recent forecasts that pegged the harvest below the U.S. Agriculture Department's latest outlook.

UPDATE 1-Chances of record U.S. corn crop shriveled post storm, Pro Farmer says after tour

21 Aug 2020

CHICAGO, Aug 21 Advisory service Pro Farmer, a division of Farm Journal Media, doused hopes for a record U.S. corn crop on Friday, after a severe wind storm and drought cut yield potential in the top production state of Iowa.

Derecho, drought impacts on Iowa corn crop seen in crop tour

20 Aug 2020

CHICAGO A clearer picture of damage to crops in the path of last week's derecho storm emerged on Wednesday, as crop scouts on an annual tour scrambled across blown over corn stalks and wind-battered soybean fields in Illinois and Iowa.

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