USDA lowers corn, soy harvest view on trimmed acreage Corn production was seen at 13.555 billion bushels, based on an average yield of 168 bushels per acre, the U.S. Agriculture Department said in its monthly supply and demand report on Friday. USDA pegged soy production at 3.888 billion bushels and an average yield of 47.2 bushels per acre. USDA said harvested corn acreage would be 80.664 million, down from its...
| By: Mark Weinraub
Appeals court puts hold on regulation protecting waterways TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.— A federal appeals court has blocked an Obama administration rule that attempts to clarify which small streams, wetlands and other waterways the government can shield from pollution and development. In a 2-1 ruling Friday, a panel of the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati put the regulations on hold until the court decides...
Source: The Associated Press
| By: By JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer
Ukraine's Naftogaz sends prepayment to Russia for gas KIEV, Oct 9- Ukrainian state-run energy firm Naftogaz has transferred a prepayment to Russia for gas supplies and plans to buy 2 billion cubic metres in October, a spokeswoman for the company said on Friday. We want to buy 2 billion cubic metres in October, "a Naftogaz spokeswoman said by telephone, declining to say how much Ukraine had paid. Russia's top natural gas...
Stocks attempt gains; transports up U.S. stocks traded in a range as investors wrapped up a solid week of gains, after the September Fed meeting minutes and ahead of earnings season.
| By: Evelyn Cheng
GLOBAL MARKETS-Commodity rebound lifts world equities *Zinc soars on Glencore output cut. NEW YORK, Oct 9- Stocks on major world markets were on track for their biggest weekly gain since 2011 on Friday, helped by this week's strong rebound in metals and crude oil prices. The MSCI world equity index was up 0.8 percent, on track for the eighth rise in a row and a roughly 4 percent gain for the week.
| By: Caroline Valetkevitch