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USDA Raises Forecast for Corn Supplies

Corn prices fell 0.2% to a one-month low after the USDA boosted its forecast for domestic supplies of the grain because of weak demand for exports.


Amid drought, USDA cuts corn crop estimate to 17-year low


The punishing Midwest drought is expected to reduce the nation's corn crop to its lowest level in almost two decades. On Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture cut its estimate for the corn crop by nearly 17% and raised the upper end of its price forecast by 39% to almost $9 a bushel. In its report, the USDA forecast the nation's corn yield to be about 123.4 bushels per acre -- the lowest level in 17 years.


Drought spreads, boosts corn to record price


The worst drought in a half century will continue to plague most of the U.S. Midwest crop region for at least the next 10 days, with only occasional showers providing some relief mainly in the east, an agricultural meteorologist said on Thursday.


FDA rejects bid to rename high-fructose corn syrup 'corn sugar'

The Food and Drug Administration rejected a petition from the Corn Refiners Assn. to rename high-fructose corn syrup “corn sugar,” saying that the change could confuse consumers and “pose a public health concern.”


Brazil: 50 tons of corn stolen from moving train


Police in Brazil's southeastern Sao Paulo state are investigating the theft of 50 metric tons (55 U.S. tons) of corn from a moving train. A police report says the thieves greased the train tracks, making the wheels of the 54-wagon locomotive skid and slow down before they used a tow truck with a hook to remove the corn-filled containers.

Senh: This sounds like a great sequence for "Fast and Furious 6." Justin Lin, get to work.


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