Tough U.S. NAFTA demands send ball back into lobbyists' court

By Dave Graham and David Lawder

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct 16 (Reuters) - Lobbying efforts on the
North American Free Trade Agreement hit a crucial stage this
week after the Trump administration ignored the U.S. business
community's advice and pitched proposals to radically reshape
NAFTA, leaving its future in doubt.

NOPA September crush below expectations at 136.4 mln bushels

* NOTE: For a table detailing NOPA data by region, see Eikon
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By Karl Plume

CHICAGO, Oct 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. soybean processing pace
in September fell short of trade expectations but was the
highest total for the month in 10 years, the National Oilseed
Processors Association said on Monday.

EUROPEAN FEEDS -Market assesses impact of small U.S. soy crop

HAMBURG, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Business in Europe's animal
feeds market was thin on Monday as dealers assessed higher
prices generated by a surprise cut in forecasts of the U.S.
soybean crop by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

"The EU feed market had basically been closed on Friday so
buyers and sellers were only today getting to grips with the
fact that prices have risen sharply since the USDA's harvest
estimate late on Thursday," one European trader said. "Buyers
naturally did not like the higher prices they were presented

GRAINS-U.S. soybean futures fall below $10; corn, wheat weak

(Recasts, updates with U.S. trading, adds new analyst quote,
changes byline, dateline; pvs PARIS/SINGAPORE)

By Mark Weinraub

CHICAGO, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Chicago Board of Trade soybean
futures eased on Monday, dipping below the $10-per-bushel
threshold the market hit for the first time in 2-1/2 months last

Germany/Futtermittel - Feeds prices - October 16, 2017

German Grain Cash Prices Oct 16
Lowest known bids in EUR/t, delivered.
At local time 11:30 GMT.

Barley, min 62-63 kg/hl
bid offers change
Delivered Hamburg Oct 17 156,00 161,00 0.00
Delivered Hamburg Nov 17 156,00 161,00 0.00
Ex Store Saxony Thüringen Oct 17 132,00 137,00 0.00


Brazil Soy Planting Advances to 12% of Area

Brazilian soy producers had planted 12 percent of their 2017/2018 crop through last Thursday, in line with a five-year average but behind the pace of the prior cycle, amid lack of rain in key producing regions.