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Glyphosate raises milling questions

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There's more to the controversy surrounding glyphosate than whether the herbicide is safe to use or not: one miller has said it found oats and other grains treated with pre-harvest glyphosate don't mill as well as untreated grains. Since 2015, Grain Millers Inc. has had a glyphosate-free policy on oats, said Eric Deblieck, a crop specialist with the company. Oats treated with glyphosate were found to mill very similar to oats…
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U.S. livestock: Cattle ease on technical selling ahead of storm

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Chicago | Reuters -- Chicago Mercantile Exchange livestock futures were lower on Thursday, with live cattle prices easing from recent contract highs on technical selling ahead of a major winter storm forecast to hit U.S. cattle country, traders said. Feeder cattle futures fell to a roughly 1-1/2 week low, pressured in part by rising corn prices that boosted costs for fattening cattle. Worries of reduced demand for cattle from feedlots also weighed ahead of the second big winter…
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U.S. grains: Wheat, corn, soy break through key technical levels

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Chicago | Reuters -- U.S. corn, soybean and wheat futures climbed for a second straight session on Thursday in a short-covering and technical bounce following a steep drop earlier this week. Gains in wheat ignited the rally as hopes for a pickup in U.S. wheat export demand pushed prices through key technical levels. Corn and soybeans promptly followed and also broke through chart resistance points. "We're still seeing some short covering after that large sell-off on Tuesday,"…
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Charts point toward pullback for oats

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CNS Canada -- If you’re looking to sell some of your oats, now is the time to do so, according to Ed Baldwin. “We contacted our clients and said ‘Hey, if you got oats you want to sell, price them today,’” Baldwin, manager of advisory services and grain marketing for AgChieve Grain Marketing Experts in Winnipeg, said Tuesday in an interview. Cash prices in Manitoba are as high as $4 per bushel -- and are up to $3.50 per bushel in Saskatchewan and Alberta, according to…
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Rural development strategy sought in federal shuffle

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Rural economic development has been given a promotion at the federal level in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's latest cabinet shuffle. In the shuffle, following the departure of Treasury Board president Scott Brison from cabinet, Trudeau on Monday called up Bernadette Jordan, MP for the southern Nova Scotia riding of South Shore-St.Margaret's, to head a newly created portfolio as minister of rural economic development. The appointment is a first in that Jordan becomes the first-ever female…
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ICE weekly outlook: Quiet winter has canola steadying

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CNS Canada -- The ICE Futures canola market is expected to stabilize now as there isn't really any big news to drive North American oilseed markets. "We don't have something very dominant for traders to focus on and supplies are pretty comfortable everywhere in the oilseed complex for now... the only factor that has hurt canola a little bit has been the Canadian dollar," said Ken Ball of PI Financial in Winnipeg, adding the recent rally in the dollar pressured canola…
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CBOT weekly outlook: Lack of USDA reports taking toll

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CNS Canada -- A lack of reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) because of the partial U.S. government shutdown is taking its toll on the Chicago Board of Trade. As of Wednesday, the partial shutdown of the U.S. government is in its 26th day and affecting USDA. One of the department's key functions, issuing weekly and monthly reports, remains at a standstill and has left commodity traders with limited information as to what direction the markets should be…
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U.S. livestock: Hog futures tumble to two-month low

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Chicago | Reuters -- Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures dropped as much as 3.7 per cent on Wednesday, skidding to the lowest levels in two months on pressure from chart-based selling and ample U.S. hog supplies, traders said. Hog prices on Tuesday had dipped below their closely watched 200-day moving average and on Wednesday fell below the support level of lows notched late last month, triggering more selling. "There's a lot of technically based selling here ... and the…
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USDA recalls workers to help with farm loans, taxes; data uncertain

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Washington | Reuters -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture will reopen about 980 Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices for three days starting on Thursday to help process farm loans and tax documents during the partial federal government shutdown. About 2,500 FSA employees who have been furloughed by the partial shutdown that began on Dec. 22 have been called back to work without pay, the department said in a statement on Wednesday. It said the offices would be open Thursday, Friday and…
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Louis Dreyfus to exit dairy by mid-2019

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Paris | Reuters -- Louis Dreyfus Co. said on Wednesday it would sell or wind down its small dairy business by the middle of this year as part of an overhaul to revive growth at the agricultural commodity giant. Privately-held Louis Dreyfus had previously earmarked dairy as one of several activities to be sold or turned into joint ventures in order to focus on core products like grain and oilseeds. "The (dairy) business accounted for roughly one per cent of our revenues in 2018…
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