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Sheep replace traffic in the heart of Madrid

Sheep replaced the usual traffic in central Madrid on Sunday as shepherds steered hundreds of the animals through the Spanish capital to proclaim their right to use ancient migration routes.

Malaysia's Oct 1 - 20 palm oil exports fall 26.0 pct -ITS

Exports of Malaysian palm oil products for October 1 - 20 fell 26.0 percent to 811,012 tonnes from 1,096,297 tonnes shipped during September 1 - 20, cargo surveyor Intertek Testing Services said on Saturday. Here is the breakdown of the ITS palm export figures for October 1 to 20 compared with a month ago (in tonnes): PALM PRODUCTS Oct 1 - 20 Sept 1 - 20 Crude palm oil 161,005 292,200 RBD

Trump backs water projects in U.S. West as election nears

President Donald Trump on Friday threw his support behind speeding up water projects for agriculture and hydropower in the arid U.S. West, a move aimed to help build support for Republicans in tight congressional races in next month's midterm elections.

Spike in big U.S. farm loans may add risk to ag banks -KC Fed

A sharp jump in U.S. farmers seeking operating and equipment loans of at least $1 million fueled a spike in agricultural lending in the third quarter of 2018, as trade worries added to economic strain in the farm sector, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City said on Friday.

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