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U.S. grains: Soy climbs on China trade optimism

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Chicago | Reuters -- U.S. soybean futures rebounded on Wednesday, posting gains for the fifth session in six on hopes that China will accelerate its purchases of U.S. agricultural products following three days of trade talks with the United States this week. Corn also firmed as traders anticipated the grain would be among the goods next on Beijing's shopping list following recent goodwill purchases of U.S. soybeans over the past month. Wheat rose for a fifth straight session as…
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U.S. livestock: Cattle ease after rally

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Chicago | Reuters -- Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) hog futures rose 2.1 per cent to their highest in more than three weeks on Wednesday. Cattle futures were weaker, pressured by profit-taking after the front-month February live-cattle contract hit an all-time high on Tuesday. "There was no fundamental line item to go with it yesterday so today was a pause or a back-and-fill session," said Dennis Smith, a broker with Archer Financial Services. "People squared things up a bit,…
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Bovine TB strain in latest outbreak new to Canada

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Canada's latest outbreak of bovine tuberculosis in domestic cattle involves a strain of TB bacteria not related to any previously seen in Canadian livestock or wildlife. Culture testing of bacteria taken from a cow confirmed as TB-positive in November shows it's "not related to past cases of bovine TB in Alberta or British Columbia or anywhere else in Canada," the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said…
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Klassen: Feeder market starts year with cautious tone

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Western Canadian feeder cattle prices were relatively unchanged to slightly softer compared to mid-December. The market was lightly tested, with direct off farm to feedlot trade, but auction market activity was rather quiet. Winter conditions in southern Alberta caused buyers to be on the defensive, with lighter calves reflecting small discounts; however, vaccinated feeders on stable diets experienced limited slippage. This was the first major bout of adverse weather and many feedlots…
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U.S. grains: Soybeans slip from rally, eyes on China talks

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Chicago | Reuters -- U.S. soybean futures declined for the first time in five sessions on Tuesday in a profit-taking and technical setback after notching 3-1/2-week highs a day earlier. Losses were limited, however, by hopes that trade talks between Washington and Beijing will open the door for more U.S. soybean exports to China following sizable sales to state-owned firms on Monday. Corn futures also eased after hitting fresh three-week highs earlier in the day, while wheat…
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U.S. livestock: Hogs rise on China hopes

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Chicago | Reuters -- Chicago Mercantile Exchange hog futures were mostly higher on Tuesday, supported by prospects for improving export demand, traders said. The market was waiting for a pickup in deals from China due to the spread of African swine fever there. "That hope is still out there, but it's elusive, and it's up to China," said Don Roose, president of U.S. Commodities in West Des Moines, Iowa. Record U.S. supplies kept futures market gains in check. CME February…
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U.S. firm partners with James Cameron’s Prairie pulse processor

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CNS Canada -- Saskatchewan pulse processing company Verdient Foods has entered into a joint venture agreement with U.S. company Ingredion to expand operations. The organic pea protein fractionation facility at Vanscoy, about 20 km southwest of Saskatoon, has been running since last year and the new agreement will see it expand operations to include more pulses. "We've identified plant-based proteins as a high growth, high value market opportunity that is on-trend with consumers'…
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PEDv arrives in Alberta hogs

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Veterinary officials in Alberta are now investigating the province's first-ever outbreak of porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) in hogs. Alberta Pork, the province's hog producer commission, and the provincial government on Tuesday announced an outbreak of the viral disease at what was described as a "400-head hog operation." Javier Bahamon, quality assurance and production manager for Alberta Pork, told Alberta Farmer [Read more]

U.S. top court won’t hear Quebec farmers over foie gras ban

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Washington | Reuters -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected the latest challenge to California's ban on foie gras, a delicacy produced from the enlarged livers of ducks and geese that have been force-fed corn. The court declined to hear an appeal by producers of foie gras, including the Association des Eleveurs de Canards et d'Oies du Quebec, a Canadian nonprofit that represents duck and goose farmers. In doing so, the high court left intact [Read more]

U.S. grains: Soy firm on Brazil dryness, China trade hopes

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Chicago | Reuters -- U.S. soybean futures rose on Monday for a fourth straight session and notched a three-week high on concern about dry weather in Brazil and as trade talks between Washington and Beijing raised hopes of accelerated export purchases by China. Corn and wheat eased as some traders sold contracts to take profits from recent highs. Soybean prices were underpinned by news of a third wave of large U.S. soybean purchases by China on Monday. Also, officials from…
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