UPDATE 2-Another round of NAFTA talks closes with little sign of agreement

(Recasts with day's talks wrapped up; adds closing statement,
U.S. comment)

By David Lawder and David Ljunggren

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Trade ministers from the
United States, Canada and Mexico on Tuesday wrapped up a
contentious round of NAFTA negotiations dominated by aggressive
U.S. demands, including a sunset clause on the pact that
Canadian and Mexican officials say will be rejected.

GRAINS-U.S. soy futures weaken on improving weather; corn, wheat drop

(Updates with closing prices, adds new analyst quote)

By Mark Weinraub

CHICAGO, Oct 17 (Reuters) - U.S. soybean futures fell for
the second day in a row on Tuesday, pressured by improving
weather for harvest in the U.S. Midwest as well as rain
forecasts that will boost early crop development in Brazil,
traders said.

UPDATE 1-Brazil hails WTO decision in chicken case against Indonesia

(Recasts with Brazil statement, adds quote, details from
complaint, background, byline)

By Lisandra Paraguassu

BRASÍLIA, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Brazil said it may renew
chicken exports to Indonesia as early as 2018 after a World
Trade Organization (WTO) panel ruled on Tuesday that the
Southeast Asian country's restrictions on such imports from the
South American nation were unjustified.

NAFTA talks extended into first quarter of 2018

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Trade ministers from the
United States, Mexico and Canada agreed on Tuesday to extend
talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation
into the first quarter of 2018, they said in a statement.

The talks had been scheduled to conclude this year, but the
three sides remain far apart on key issues.

(Reporting by David Lawder; Editing by Richard Chang)

New York police round up wandering cow in Brooklyn park

NEW YORK, Oct 17 (Reuters) - New York City police wrangled a
cow on the loose in a Brooklyn park on Tuesday after the animal
became a spectacle for tourists and New Yorkers alike when it
was spotted roaming the streets and enjoying the park
facilities.

The bemused bovine and camera-wielding humans stared at each
other through a chain-link fence for several minutes, according
to live news video.

UPDATE 1-India's Renuka fires 900 workers at Brazil sugar mills -sources

(Adds comments from sources, context)

By José Roberto Gomes

RIBEIRAO PRETO, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Renuka do Brasil, a
subsidiary of India's sugar maker Shree Renuka Sugars Ltd
, has fired around 900 people from its two cane mills
in Brazil and returned to owners most of the land it used to
lease to plant cane, three sources close to the situation told
Reuters on Tuesday.

European feeds-Prices slip as USDA yield surprise fades

PARIS, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Prices on Europe's animal feeds
market were marked down on Tuesday in line with Chicago soy
futures, as attention shifted from last week's unexpected cut to
a U.S. soybean yield estimate back towards ample overall
supplies.

Activity was again reported as light, with buying interest
limited to nearby positions as consumers waited for the U.S.
soybean harvest to progress and South American planting
prospects to become clearer.

No significant trade was confirmed in Europe.

India's Renuka fires 900 at Brazil sugar mills, say sources

RIBEIRAO PRETO, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Renuka do Brasil, a
subsidiary of India's sugar maker Shree Renuka Sugars Ltd, has
fired around 900 people from its two cane mills in Brazil and
returned to owners most of the land it used to lease to plant
cane, three sources close to the situation told Reuters on
Tuesday.

UPDATE 1-Ex-Dreyfus trader to head Sierentz Global Merchants Ukraine -registry

(Adds detail, background)

KIEV, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Grain trading house Sierentz Global
Merchants registered a subsidiary in Ukraine last week to be
headed by former Louis Dreyfus trader Lamprakis Lazos, a
government registry showed.

Several sources have previously said that a group of
ex-Louis Dreyfus traders who quit the business in late August
were planning to launch a new business targeting the Ukrainian
market, with one source pointing to Sierentz.

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