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Deere to lay off 163 U.S. workers as trade war dents demand

Chicago | Reuters — Deere and Co. on Tuesday announced indefinite layoffs for 163 U.S. manufacturing workers at plants in Illinois and Iowa that make agricultural, forestry and construction equipment, citing decreased customer demand. The layoffs come week after the company said it would reduce production by 20 per cent at its facilities in Illinois […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soy futures end near unchanged

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures finished near unchanged on Thursday after initially rising on hopes for further Chinese purchases, traders said. China, the world’s largest soybean importer, will buy about six million tonnes of soy from the United States before trade talks in early October, said a chief analyst at Shanghai JC Intelligence […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn futures rally on weather concerns

Chicago | Reuters — Volatility roiled the commodity grain futures markets on Monday, as uncertainty in the U.S. weather forecast supported corn and the growing tensions in the U.S.-China trade war weighed on soybeans. Wheat futures ended the day up on technical buying, traders said. China’s commerce ministry said that Chinese companies have stopped buying […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soy climbs on fresh sales to China

Chicago | Reuters — The most-active U.S. soybean futures contract reached its highest level since June on Friday on news of fresh U.S. soy sales to China, but the market pared gains as traders considered plentiful global supplies. Wheat futures rose as firming U.S. cash markets signaled a pick-up in export demand, and corn followed […] Read more