GRAINS-Corn, wheat to contract lows; soy sags on Argentine weather

(Updates with closing prices)
By Julie Ingwersen
CHICAGO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - U.S. corn and wheat futures fell
to life-of-contract lows on Monday, anchored by plentiful global
grain supplies, and soybeans sagged as forecasts called for
beneficial rains in Argentina, analysts said.
Chicago Board of Trade March corn settled down 3-3/4
cents at $3.49 per bushel after hitting a contract low at
$3.48-1/4.
CBOT March wheat ended down 5-1/2 cents at $4.13-1/2 a
bushel after dipping to $4.10-3/4, the lowest price for a

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LIVESTOCK-CME hog futures 3-month low on cash, pork prices

By Theopolis Waters
CHICAGO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean
hogs drifted to a three-month bottom on Monday, in
response to lower cash and wholesale pork prices, said traders.
Sell stops and deferred-month future's premiums to CME's hog
index for Dec. 7 at 65.48 cents further weighed on contracts.
December hogs, which will expire on Dec. 14, ended
down 0.075 cent per pound at 63.600 cents. Most actively-traded
February closed 1.825 cents lower at 67.025 cents.

South Africa poultry group calls for probe of forced labour in Brazil

By Karla Mendes

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - South
Africa's poultry industry body has asked the government to
investigate allegations of forced labour in the sector in
Brazil, the world's largest poultry exporter.

The South African Poultry Association (SAPA) said it had
asked its government to seek "urgent comment" after a report
said thousands of workers in Brazil's meat and poultry sectors
were victims of forced labour and inhumane work conditions.

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UPDATE 3-WTO losing trade focus, too easy on some developing nations -U.S.

(Adds USTR spokeswoman on Lighthizer developing countries
comment, comments from Japan, South Korea and India ministers)

By Luc Cohen

BUENOS AIRES, Dec 11 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald
Trump's trade chief said on Monday that the World Trade
Organization (WTO) is losing its focus on trade negotiations in
favor of litigation, and was going too easy on wealthier
developing countries such as China.

GRAINS-Corn, wheat fall to contract lows, soy sags on Argentine weather

(New throughout; updates prices, adds quotes, changes byline,
changes dateline from previous PARIS/SYDNEY)
By Julie Ingwersen
CHICAGO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - U.S. corn and wheat futures fell
to life-of-contract lows on Monday, anchored by plentiful global
grain supplies, and soybeans sagged as forecasts called for
beneficial grains in Argentina, analysts said.
At 12:47 p.m. CST (1827 GMT), Chicago Board of Trade March
corn was down 3-1/4 cents at $3.49-1/2 per bushel after
hitting a contract low at $3.48-1/4.

UPDATE 2-WTO losing trade focus, too easy on some developing nations - U.S.

(Adds comments from EU, China, ministers, context for conflicts
at WTO, quotes from Lighthizer)

By Luc Cohen

BUENOS AIRES, Dec 11 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald
Trump's trade chief said on Monday that the World Trade
Organization (WTO) is losing its focus on trade negotiations in
favor of litigation, and was going too easy on wealthier
developing countries such as China.

Netherlands confirms highly pathogenic bird flu outbreak - OIE

PARIS, Dec 11 (Reuters) - The Netherlands confirmed an
outbreak of highly contagious bird flu in the Flevoland province
that led to the culling of nearly 16,000 ducks, the World
Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday.

The highly pathogenic H5N6 strain was discovered on a duck
fattening farm in Biddinghuizen on Dec. 7 where it killed 40
birds, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs said in a report
posted on the OIE website.

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