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Jan 18 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress are racing to meet a midnight Friday deadline to pass a short-term spending bill to keep the U.S. government open and prevent agencies from shutting down.
During government shutdowns, employees in all three branches of government are vulnerable to furlough, or temporary unpaid leave. Other “essential” workers, including those dealing with public safety and national security, continue working, some with and others without pay.
SHANGHAI, Jan 19 (Reuters) - China plans to hold government
officials to account for the protection of farmland, part of its
efforts to guarantee food production amid soaring levels of
Local governments will be held fully responsible for
retaining and protecting arable land under their jurisdiction,
and for improving land quality, according to new guidelines
issued by China's cabinet, the State Council, on Thursday.
(Adds executive remarks from conference call)
Jan 18 (Reuters) - Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd said
on Thursday it is weighing strategic deals to boost
crude-by-rail shipments in 2018, after reporting fourth-quarter
profit that beat analysts' estimates.
By Julie Ingwersen
CHICAGO, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange
cattle futures rose on Thursday for a fifth straight session,
buoyed by higher wholesale beef prices and technical buying
including short-covering, traders said.
Retailers are buying beef to feature during the second half
of the month, when consumers may have paid off year-end holiday
debt and have more to spend. Choice-grade wholesale beef prices
rose 39 cents to $205.69 per cwt.
Cash cattle prices could draw support this week from
NEW YORK, Jan 18 (Reuters) - The United States generated slightly fewer renewable fuel blending credits in December compared with
November, the Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday.
Some 1.278 billion ethanol (D6) blending credits were December, down from 1.281 billion in November, and 364 million biodiesel (D4)
blending credits were generated in December, compared with 315 million a month earlier.
The credits are used by oil refiners and importers to show compliance with EPA-mandated ethanol blending quotas for petroleum-based
Mike McGinnis shares the farm market update for Thursday, January 18, 2018
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The Buenos Aires Grain Exchange may again reduce its 2017/18 soy planting area estimate due to sowing delays caused by dry weather in the northwestern part of Argentina, it said on Thursday.
By Michael Hirtzer and Marcelo Teixeira
CHICAGO/SAO PAULO, Jan 18 (Reuters) - U.S. ethanol exports
to Brazil will spike during the coming months as high gasoline
prices and low ethanol supplies drive up demand in the South
American country, according to two traders and two brokers
active in the market.
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