* Total of 8,116 pigs culled in Liaoning due to outbreak
* No new cases reported in provincial capital since Aug. 3
* Fever is contained to Shenyang - animal husbandry bureau (Adds detail, background)
BEIJING, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Northeast China's Liaoning province has now culled 8,116 hogs in response to an outbreak of African swine fever earlier this month, the provincial animal husbandry bureau told Reuters on Wednesday.
BEIJING, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Northeast China's Liaoning province has culled 8,116 hogs after an outbreak of African swine fever earlier this month, the provincial animal husbandry bureau told Reuters on Wednesday.
No new cases of the deadly fever have been discovered in provincial capital Shenyang, where it has been contained so far, since the outbreak on Aug. 3, a spokesman for the bureau said, confirming a report in the state-run People's Daily. (Reporting by Tom Daly, Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Exports of Malaysian palm oil products during August 1 to 15 fell 14.6 percent to 415,719 tonnes from 486,609 tonnes shipped during July 1 to 15, inspection company AmSpec Agri Malaysia said on Wednesday. (Reporting by Emily Chow; Editing by Vyas Mohan)
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* Soybeans fall for first time in three sessions * Wheat falls despite concern over global production * Corn edges lower By Colin Packham SYDNEY, Aug 15 (Reuters) - U.S. soybeans fell on Wednesday, dropping for the first time in three sessions, as the market worried the continuing trade war between Washington and Beijing will limit demand at the same time U.S. production may rise to a record. Corn declined after posting gains of more than 1.5 percent in the previous session, while wheat also fell 0.5 percent.
SYDNEY, Aug 15 (Reuters) - U.S. soybean futures edged lower on Wednesday, retreating for the first session in three, as ample global stockpiles weighed on prices. FUNDAMENTALS * The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were down 0.1 percent at $8.78-1/2 a bushel, as of 0134 GMT, having closed 1.3 percent firmer on Tuesday. * The most active corn futures were unchanged at$3.76-1/2 a bushel, having gained 1.6 percent in the previous session.
By Ana Mano
SAO PAULO, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Brazilian farmers are expected to plant a record amount of soybean acres this coming season, encouraged by strong demand from China, and yield a record harvest next year, consultancy Céleres said on Tuesday in its first forecast for the new cycle.
The next crop cycle in Brazil, the world's No. 1 soybean exporter, begins in September.
By Julie Ingwersen CHICAGO, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Elevated levels of the grain fungus ergot are showing up in spring wheat being harvested in south-central North Dakota, prompting grain elevators to impose discounts and even turn some truckloads away, grain merchants said on Tuesday. Ergot is a common grain fungus but some major buyers, including top global wheat importer Egypt, have rejected cargoes with even trace amounts in the past. Though confirmed in only one area so far, according to grain merchants who spoke to Reuters, the fungus could be another
* Residents wait for bread outside bakeries
* Wheat traders blame foreign currency shortage
* Governor says supplies due in next couple of days
By Khalid Abdelaziz
KHARTOUM, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Bread shortages have hit Sudan, with wheat traders blaming a foreign currency crisis for shortages of the staple that have left people queuing for hours outside bakeries.
Sudan’s economy has been struggling since the south seceded in 2011, taking with it three-quarters of its oil output and depriving it of a crucial source of foreign currency.
By Linda Carroll
(Reuters Health) - Tests for BRCA1 and BRCA2 - gene mutations that raise the risk of breast and ovarian cancers - are not always done in U.S. women who are eligible to get them, a new study suggests.
Women diagnosed with breast cancer who were covered by Medicare but lived in areas with poor access to medical care appeared to have a hard time getting tested for the so-called breast cancer genes, researchers report in JAMA.