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Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions
The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported Tuesday: ** China's largest grain trader COFCO is setting up a venture with sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp (CIC) to control COFCO's investments in Dutch trader Nidera and Noble Group Ltd's agribusiness.
Tuesday, May, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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CME live cattle gains fade as funds roll positions
CHICAGO - Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures closed lower on Monday, paring early advances, after funds sold or rolled their June positions and bought deferred months, traders said.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Drought-hit Southern Africa at risk of food shortage
JOHANNESBURG - Southern Africa faces possible food shortages over the next few months due to a severe drought in the 'maize belt' of South Africa, where a lack of rain had caused crop failure rates of over 50 percent, the World Food Programme said on Monday.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Planting ahead of schedule
Wheat traded with losses three of the four sessions last week with all exchanges once again hitting new weekly lows. The corn market traded to seven-month lows last week with rapid planting progress and widespread rain. As of the May 7 close, July soybeans were 10.25 cents higher for the week while November soybeans were up 10.25 cents.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - - News

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Dean Foods profit beats estimates as raw milk costs fall
Dean Foods Co, the largest U.S. milk processor, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as the company did not pass on the benefits of falling milk prices to consumers.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Syngenta rejects $45 billion Monsanto takeover offer
Agrochemicals firm Syngenta on Friday rejected a $45 billion takeover offer from Monsanto, saying the offer undervalued the Swiss firm and did not fully take into account regulatory risks.
Friday, May, 08, 2015 - Reuters - News

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CME live cattle futures edge downward; hogs slip
Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures dipped in choppy action on Thursday on technical selling and uneasiness regarding this week's cash price direction, traders said.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Monsanto and Syngenta hire U.S. banks to advise on possible takeover
LONDON/FRANKFURT - Agricultural companies Monsanto and Syngenta are working with investment banks on a takeover deal that would create an industry behemoth with combined sales of more than $31 billion, three sources familiar with the matter said.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Bullish fundamentals extend CME hog futures gains
CHICAGO - Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures gained for a third straight session on Wednesday, backed by rising cash and wholesale pork prices, traders said.
Wednesday, May, 06, 2015 - Reuters - News

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U.S. wheat jumps on weak crop tour results, short covering
CHICAGO - U.S. wheat futures surged 2.7 percent on Wednesday, bouncing back from near five-year lows on disappointing results from a crop tour and a crumbling U.S. dollar, traders said.
Wednesday, May, 06, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Feed sorghum crops as alternatives to corn
The combination of poor margins for row crops and the threat of continued dry conditions are prompting many producers to re-evaluate cropping plans. Warren Rusche, South Dakota State University Extension cow-calf field specialist, encourages them to consider crops like sorghum which require fewer inputs and use water more efficiently.
Wednesday, May, 06, 2015 - - News

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Burger chain Wendy's same-restaurant sales beat estimates
Wendy's Co, the No.3 U.S. burger chain, reported better-than-expected same-restaurant sales for the first quarter and said it planned to sell its bakery operations in the current quarter.
Wednesday, May, 06, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Improved beef prices take CME live cattle higher
CHICAGO - Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures closed higher on Tuesday, helped by rising wholesale beef values, traders said. June ended 0.725 cent per lb higher at 151.450 cents per lb, and August was up 0.775 cent at 149.900 cents.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Wheat, corn sink as U.S. weather helps crops; soy firm
CHICAGO - U.S. wheat futures sank 2.1 percent on Tuesday, flirting with five-year lows after rain in key production areas boosted harvest prospects as the crop nears maturity, traders said.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Markets: Fundamentals turn bearish
All wheat contracts traded to five-year lows last week before finding willing buyers. The corn market broke out of its three-month range to the downside last week. Soybeans opened the week with modest gains April 27 and 28, as buying supported the market at prices near six-month lows.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - - News

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CME hogs end up 6th straight day as cash prices surge
CHICAGO - Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hogs gained for a sixth straight day on Thursday with tight supplies boosting cash hog and wholesale pork values, traders said.
Thursday, April, 30, 2015 - Reuters - News

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US and Japan miss deadline on cash for UN green climate fund
OSLO/BARCELONA - The United States and Japan will miss a U.N. deadline on Thursday to firm up promises to provide billions of dollars for a new U.N. fund intended to help developing nations tackle global warming, the fund said.
Thursday, April, 30, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Soil salt spots bigger this year
Areas of North Dakota with a white crust on the soil are expanding this spring due to an accumulation of salts in the soil, according to North Dakota State University Extension Service.
Thursday, April, 30, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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CME live cattle futures rebound; hogs move up
CHICAGO - Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle closed higher on Tuesday, erasing Monday's losses aided by short-covering and futures' discounts to cash prices a week ago, traders said.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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New-crop canary contracts scarce
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The cash canary market is slow and quiet. It hit as high as 25.5 cents per pound over the winter, dropped as low as 23 cents and now trades around 24 cents. We should have run out of canary, according to official statistics, but processors still report calls from out of the blue from farmers with volumes of canary for sale. Exports over two years from August 2013 to July 2015 will be about 334,000 metric tons.
Tuesday, April, 28, 2015 - Special to Agweek - News

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