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(Adds 12 truckers arrested for extortion, throwing grains on
BUENOS AIRES, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Some 93 cargo ships were
waiting on Friday to load soy and corn from Argentina's main
exporting hub of Rosario, more than a week into a truck owners
strike, the spokesman for an industry group said.
That was up sharply from just over 60 on Thursday, said
Andres Alcarez, spokesman for export company chamber CIARA-CEC.
USDA is still using pork production estimates that are just too large.
By Duncan Miriri
LODWAR, Kenya, Feb 10 (Reuters) - The Turkanas are one of
the smaller of Kenya's 44 tribes, inhabiting the county of
Turkana in the remote far north bordering South Sudan, Ethiopia
Turkana is also the second-largest county by land mass in
Kenya, a vast scrubland long neglected by successive governments
based in the capital Nairobi, but counting on future oil
production to start making progress.
By Michael Taylor
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The
world must ramp up efforts to prevent huge infectious disease
outbreaks - such as flu strains that can jump from animals to
humans - which could kill millions of people, the chief of the
U.N.'s disaster risk agency said on Saturday.
By Eliana Raszewski
BUENOS AIRES, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Truckers in Argentina ended
a strike that had stalled grain exports and agreed to meet with
transportation authorities later this month to resolve their
differences, the government said on Saturday.
Nearly 100 cargo ships were waiting on Friday to load soy
and corn from Argentina's main agro-export hub of Rosario, more
than a week into a truck owners strike that had brought exports
to a near halt.
DUBAI, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Saudi Agricultural and Livestock
Investment Co (SALIC) has appointed Khaled Mohammed al-Aboodi as
managing director from February 1, it said in statement.
SALIC is owned by the Public Investment Fund, the kingdom's
sovereign wealth fund. It began operations in 2012 to secure
food supplies for the kingdom mainly through mass production and
SYDNEY, Feb 12 (Reuters) - U.S. soybean futures gained more than 1.5 percent as a weaker dollar stoked expectations of increased demand for North American supplies, pushing prices to their highest in nearly two weeks.
* Soybeans buoyed by falling U.S. dollar
* Gains come despite rains across Argentina
* Wheat, corn also up more than 1 percent
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Malaysia's palm oil stocks
at end-January fell 6.8 percent from the previous month to 2.5
million tonnes, industry regulator Malaysian Palm Oil Board
(MPOB) said on Monday.
Production in January fell 13.5 percent from December to 1.6
million tonnes. Exports rose 6 percent to 1.5 million tonnes.
A Thomson Reuters survey had pegged inventory levels to rise
0.6 percent to 2.75 million tonnes in January. Production was
seen down 14.9 percent at 1.56 million tonnes, while exports
(Updates with comments, background, details)
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Malaysia palm oil
inventories edged down at end-January from their highest in over
two years as exports during the month unexpectedly surged past
output levels, according to government data on Monday.
Easing stockpiles in Malaysia, the world's second largest
producer after Indonesia, could prop up benchmark palm oil
prices, which rose to a two-week high in early trade
Palm was last down 0.1 percent at 2,511 ringgit ($638.61) a