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U.S. grains: Soybeans down again, corn ends higher

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures fell on Friday for a second session as traders reacted to smaller-than-expected purchases this week by China coupled with ballooning global supplies, traders said. Corn futures firmed on prospects for China to start buying U.S. supplies of the yellow grain, while wheat declined, consolidating a day after reaching […] Read more

Merck bolsters animal health unit with Allflex deal

Reuters — Merck and Co. said on Friday it will buy privately-held French company Antelliq Group, which makes digital identification products for livestock, for about 2.1 billion euros (C$3.19 billion) to bolster its fast-growing animal health business. The move affirms the drugmaker’s commitment to the business, which Wall Street analysts have long seen value in […] Read more











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Funds reduce short position in canola

CNS Canada — Fund traders lowered their net short positions in ICE canola futures during the week ended Dec. 4, according to the latest Commitment of Traders (CoT) report from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). According to the latest report, managed money and other reportable speculators decreased their net short position in canola […] Read more