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Argentina, which is lowering its own export tariffs, is an exception. It is reopening biodiesel export markets to Europe.
By Theopolis Waters
CHICAGO, Oct 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) in a filing on Tuesday said it will dismantle
Obama-era rules for buying and selling livestock, a move that
has divided the U.S. meat industry.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue withdrew an interim
final rule and a proposed regulation of the Farmer Fair
Practices Rules under USDA's Grain Inspection, Packers and
Stockyards Administration (GIPSA).
By Michael Hirtzer
CHICAGO, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean
hog futures fell about 2 percent in a technical selloff
on Tuesday, easing from an earlier two-month high in a reversal
that could portend further declines, traders and analysts said.
Live cattle and feeder cattle futures each
dropped to the lowest levels in about two weeks on chart-based
selling amid abundant supplies of both cattle and hogs.
Hog futures had climbed in the previous two sessions and
CIKAWAO, Indonesia, Oct 18 (Reuters) - A gory fight to the
death between snarling dogs and captured wild boars.
Gathered around a bamboo-walled arena, Indonesians in this
remote part of Java island seem eager to watch the
blood-curdling contests, known locally as 'adu bagong' (boar
fighting). (Click http://reut.rs/2ynD5bl for a picture essay of
these dog and boar fights)
WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - The fact the United States,
Mexico and Canada have extended a deadline for agreeing on a
deal to update NAFTA is good news, despite major differences
between the partners, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia
Freeland said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - U.S. Trade Representative
Robert Lighthizer said on Tuesday he is not focused on
terminating the North American Free Trade Agreement and is only
trying to negotiate an update that "rebalances" the pact to
reduce U.S. trade deficits.
By Jake Spring
BRASILIA, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Deforestation in Brazil's
Amazon fell 16 percent in the year to July 2017 compared to the
same period a year prior, the first decline in three years, the
country's environment minister said on Tuesday.
Reasons for the decline included stepped-up enforcement and
refinements in real-time monitoring that allow for rapid
response to deforestation, Minister Jose Sarney Filho told a
news conference at the presidential palace in the capital,
(Recasts with day's talks wrapped up; adds closing statement,
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.
Trade ministers wrap up a contentious round of NAFTA negotiations dominated by aggressive U.S. demands including a sunset clause that Canadian and Mexican officials say will be rejected.
(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,