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It’s official: Bayer makes $62 billion bid for Monsanto
It’s official: Bayer makes $62 billion bid for Monsanto

BERLIN (AP) — German drug and chemicals company Bayer AG announced Monday that it has made a $62 billion offer to buy U.S.-based crops and seeds specialist Monsanto.

The proposed combination would create a giant seed and farm chemical...

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California shell egg price report

Shell egg marketer’s benchmark price for negotiated egg sales of USDA Grade AA and Grade AA in cartons, cents per dozen. This price does not reflect discounts or other contract terms.

DAILY CALIFORNIA SHELL EGGS

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National feeder and stocker cattle report

Cattle prices in dollars per hundredweight (cwt.) except some replacement animals per pair or head as indicated.

NATIONAL FEEDER AND STOCKER CATTLE

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St. Joseph, Mo.

May 19

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Selected Western livestock auctions

Cattle prices in dollars per hundredweight (cwt.) except some replacement animals per pair or head as indicated.

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Cottonwood, Calif.

May 20

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Lower prices mean cuts for grain commission budget
Lower prices mean cuts for grain commission budget

SPOKANE — Low wheat prices have prompted the Washington Grain Commission to reduce its annual budget by more than half a million dollars.

Commissioners on May 19 approved a $5.28 million budget for the fiscal year that starts in July.

Portland daily grain report

Portland, Ore., Friday, May 20, 2016

USDA Market News

All Bids in dollars per bushel. Bids are limited and not fully established in early trading.

Bids for grains delivered to Portland, Oregon in dollars per bushel.

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Mickelson to lose $1M in SEC case involving Vegas gambler, Dean Foods

NEW YORK (AP) — Phil Mickelson paid off a debt to a professional gambler with nearly $1 million that was unfairly reaped from an insider trading scheme, according to a federal investigation that led to two arrests but spared the golf great from...

Frozen food recall covers hundreds of items from many stores

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Amid a massive frozen foods recall involving millions of packages of fruits and vegetables that were shipped to all 50 states, Canada and Mexico, authorities who want to stem the listeria-linked illnesses and deaths...

Bayer takeover of Monsanto would be a game-changer
Bayer takeover of Monsanto would be a game-changer

BERLIN (AP) — Bayer’s potential acquisition of Monsanto would create a giant seed and farm chemical company with a strong footprint in the U.S., Europe and Asia, combining two businesses with complementary geographical focus.

But...

Portland daily grain report

Portland, Ore., Thursday, May 19, 2016

USDA Market News

All Bids in dollars per bushel. Bids are limited and not fully established in early trading.

Bids for grains delivered to Portland, Oregon in dollars per bushel.

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Kraft Heinz to reimburse Pennsylvania $200K grant

BREINIGSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Kraft Heinz says it will reimburse Pennsylvania for $200,000 the state chipped in two years ago to help expand a Lehigh Valley plant that’s set to close.

The Morning Call reports the company is giving the...

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