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Piles of pigs: Swine fever outbreaks go unreported in rural China

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Baoding, China | Reuters -- When pigs on the Xinda Husbandry breeding farm in northern China began dying in growing numbers in early January, it looked increasingly likely that the farm had been struck by the much feared African swine fever, an incurable disease that has spread rapidly across the country since last year. But after taking samples from some pigs, local officials in the Xushui district of Baoding city, about an hour's drive from Beijing, said their tests came back…
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Farm groups see something for everyone in federal budget

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Response so far from farm and agribusiness organizations to Tuesday's pre-election budget suggests the federal government has managed to find at least one line item for everyone in the ag sector. Finance Minister Bill Morneau's budget pledges compensation for supply-managed sectors facing financial hits from international trade pacts, funding for a new federal food policy and farmer-friendly changes to the small business deduction.

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Livestock, pets among victims in U.S. Midwest flooding

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Reuters -- The floods that have devastated large swaths of Nebraska and Iowa since late last week left house pets homeless, inflicted an unknown toll on livestock and led to several daring water rescues of animals from dogs to horses. Rescuers in the Omaha area, where the Platte, Elkhorn and Missouri rivers began spilling over their banks last week, have been working overtime to save dogs and cats along with their owners, sometimes at risk to themselves. "It becomes very…
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U.S. livestock: Live cattle hit contract highs on weather woes

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Chicago | Reuters -- Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures rose Tuesday, with the benchmark June contract hitting a high as poor feedlot conditions in portions of the U.S. Plains raised concerns about beef supplies, traders said. Lean hogs closed lower in a profit-taking setback from contract highs set a day earlier. Fat cattle futures surged as traders worried about muddy conditions in flooded states like Nebraska, which boasted the second-largest number of U.S. cattle…
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Pulse weekly outlook: Edible beans on move

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MarketsFarm -- Following a lengthy 2018 harvest, Manitoba's edible bean farmers are optimistic about the 2019 growing season. According to an outlook report published in late December by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, pulse farmers are expected to plant approximately the same amount of acreage as seen in 2018. However, after strong yields in 2018, Manitoba provincial pulse specialist Dennis Lange expects to see higher acreage output. "We're probably going to be looking at…
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U.S. grains: Corn, wheat drift lower on weak export demand

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Chicago | Reuters -- U.S. corn and wheat futures closed nearly unchanged on Tuesday, with commodity funds reluctant to add to a heavy net short position despite pressure from slowing export demand for U.S. grains, analysts said. Soybean futures declined as traders awaited news from ongoing U.S. trade negotiations with China, the world's top soybean importer. After the close at the Chicago Board of Trade, a Trump administration official said U.S. Trade Representative Robert…
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U.S. Midwest’s catastrophic floods cause widespread damage

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Brownville, Neb. | Reuters -- Severe flooding caused by rainfall and melting snow devastated farms and towns in Nebraska and Iowa on Tuesday, leaving at least four people dead and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, with waters yet to crest in parts of the region for several days. The floods inundated stretches of the two farm states along the Missouri River, the longest in waterway in North America. Nearly half of Iowa's counties have been declared disaster…
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Second U.S. jury finds Bayer’s Roundup caused cancer

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Reuters -- A U.S. jury on Tuesday found Bayer's glyphosate-based Roundup herbicide caused cancer, a blow to the company eight months after another jury issued a US$289 million verdict over similar claims in a different case. Tuesday's unanimous jury decision in San Francisco federal court, which came after five days of deliberation, was not a finding of Bayer's liability for the cancer of plaintiff Edwin Hardeman. Liability and damages will be decided by the same jury in a second…
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Klassen: Feeder market continues consolidation pattern

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Compared to last week, western Canadian feeder cattle markets traded $3-$5 on either side of unchanged. The market was quite variable across the Prairies. Demand from south of the border evaporated due to adverse weather while southern Alberta experienced favourable spring conditions. Alberta packers were buying fed cattle at $260 on a dressed basis, up $2-$4 from seven days earlier. Feedlot margins have improved but remain in negative territory by $20-$40 per head. Larger supplies of…
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Alberta confirms fourth PED outbreak

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Alberta took another punch last week in its fight with porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED), having confirmed the province's fourth on-farm case of the disease. Officials with the provincial ag department and Alberta Pork haven't said where the fourth case is located, nor how far it is from the three southern Alberta properties where outbreaks in hogs were also found so far this year. Any producers within a 60-km buffer zone surrounding the fourth affected property "will be notified separately…
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