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Coronavirus threatens Chicago’s last remaining trading pits

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – Chicago brokers and traders worry the novel coronavirus will kill more of the city’s once famous shout-and-gesture trading pits. FILE PHOTO: Men enter the CME Group offices in New York, U.S., October 18, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid CME Group (CME.O), which owns the Chicago Board of Trade, said......
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A Slider Bun Packed With Whole Grains

New York Times
I’ve left Martin for another slider bun. Angelic Bakehouse in Cudahy, Wis., makes its new ones with seven sprouted whole grains and whole-wheat flour, but no chemical additives. All taste mildly wheaty, adding character to summer’s grilled meat patties and sausages. The buns are vegan and kosher. The company also......
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China buys U.S. soybeans after halt to U.S. purchases ordered: sources

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CHICAGO/BEIJING/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – State-owned Chinese firms bought at least three cargoes of U.S. soybeans on Monday, even as sources in China said the government had told them to halt purchases after Washington said it would eliminate special treatment for Hong Kong to punish Beijing. The purchases, totaling at least 180,000......
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‘How about next June?’ Small meat processors backlogged as virus idles big plants

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CHICAGO/WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – Inside the small-scale Iowa abattoir Stanhope Locker and Market, owner Shaunna Zanker yawns with exhaustion as she listens to yet another farmer asking her to slaughter his pigs. Workers prepare chicken at Buckeye Poultry in Greenwich, Ohio, U.S., May 13, 2020 as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)......
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China urges food companies to boost supplies on fears of further COVID-19 disruption

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SINGAPORE/BEIJING (Reuters) – China has asked trading firms and food processors to boost inventories of grains and oilseeds as a possible second wave of coronavirus cases and worsening infection rates elsewhere raise concerns about global supply lines. FILE PHOTO: A worker inspects soybeans during the soy harvest near the town......
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U.S.-China trade deal not falling apart: White House adviser

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FILE PHOTO: Chinese and U.S. flags flutter near The Bund, before U.S. trade delegation meet their Chinese counterparts for talks in Shanghai, China July 30, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S.-China trade deal reached in January is absolutely not falling apart and the two countries are still working......
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India’s farmers gather record wheat crop, but cannot move it

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GHARAUNDA, India (Reuters) – Late last month, Sukrampal had to beg and borrow farmhands from nearby villages to gather his part of the country’s largest-ever wheat harvest in Haryana state near New Delhi. FILE PHOTO: Workers load sacks of wheat onto a supply truck at the Gharaunda Grains Market in......
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The great potato giveaway: U.S. farmers hand out spuds to avoid food waste

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AUBURN, Wash. (Reuters) – When Tina Yates pulled her truck up to a mall in western Washington state on Thursday, workers waved her past hundreds of cars waiting to pick up free russet potatoes. People queue for handouts of excess potatoes, that would otherwise go to waste due to coronavirus-related......
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Beyond Meat plans U.S. discounts, hopes to replace beef on summer grills

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(Reuters) – Plant-based burger maker Beyond Meat plans to offer large value packs and discounts to some U.S. retailers this summer, hoping to grab a greater share of the market as prices for beef rise amid production disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. FILE PHOTO: The company logo and trading......
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Piglets aborted, chickens gassed as pandemic slams meat sector

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – With the pandemic hobbling the meat-packing industry, Iowa farmer Al Van Beek had nowhere to ship his full-grown pigs to make room for the 7,500 piglets he expected from his breeding operation. The crisis forced a decision that still troubles him: He ordered his employees to give......

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