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Volatile dollar shakes up markets

Volatile dollar shakes up markets

For the week ending March 19, May Minneapolis gained 5.25 cents, May Chicago gained 10 cents and May Kansas City gained 11 cents. As of 10 a.m. March 20, wheat trade was up 8.5 to 12.5 cents.

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Flax market might ease; pea prices down

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Flax continues to have a good market. Legumex is paying $14.50 per bushel delivered in Winkler, Manitoba. Elevators are about $13.50. Compared with canola, flax is on the expensive side.

Think tank predicts payment peak

Government support for U.S. grain farmers under the new five-year farm bill will peak with the coming 2015 crop, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute says in a new report.

Oats markets on the way down

Small gains for grains

Small gains for grains

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U.S. dollar at 13-year highs

U.S. dollar at 13-year highs

For the week ending March 5, May Minneapolis lost 8 cents, May Chicago lost 32.5 cents and May Kansas City lost 22.5 cents. As of 10 a.m. March 6, wheat trade was down 4 to up 4 cents.

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Indonesia self-sufficiency push could drive up beef prices

Plans by Indonesia’s new president to make the nation self-sufficient in foods such as beef are showing signs of backfiring, with a major industry group warning prices for the meat could soar 50 percent in the next few months.

China urges banks to speed up agriculture sector loans

China urged its banks to speed up lending to agriculture, the country’s banking regulator said on Tuesday, in an effort to bolster a sector that employs almost one third of its 1.4 billion people, but remains in desperate need of funding.

U.S. agriculture delegation visits Cuba, protests embargo

The most important U.S. agricultural delegation to visit Cuba in more than a decade began three days of meetings on Monday, hoping to find potential business partners and urge the U.S. Congress to lift the trade embargo against the Caribbean nation.

Western Canada wheat plantings to drop

Pulse crop supporters displeased with dietary proposal

The American Pulse Association and U.S. Dry Pea and Lentil Council say proposed federal dietary guidelines don’t fully reflect the nutritional benefits of pulse crops and could prompt Americans to eat less of them.

Soy trades higher; corn, wheat slide

Soy trades higher; corn, wheat slide

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As food prices rise, Moscow and Kiev consider export controls

Officials in both Russia and Ukraine are considering tougher trade protections to keep food prices from spiraling as their currencies collapse, with Moscow taking more aggressive steps than Kiev to control exports.

Summit participants say Cuba trade ban hurtful

A “farmer” who plants seeds that don’t grow in the same way for years is “probably not a farmer,” Cargill Inc. Vice President Devry Boughner Vorwerk told a Monday summit on restoring relations with Cuba.

USDA Ag Outlook brings surprises

USDA Ag Outlook brings surprises

Wheat slipped lower last week as traders continue to show concerns about slow export demand. It was a short trading week, as the markets were closed Feb. 16 in observance of President’s Day. For the week ending Feb. 19, March Minneapolis lost 13 cents, March Chicago dropped 5.25 cents and March Kansas City gave back 17.75 cents.

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