U.S. grains tread water ahead of crop report, Fed speech

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(Reuters) – U.S. grain and soybean futures edged lower in early Asian trading on Friday as traders took to the sidelines waiting for a key report on the state of U.S. crops following a crop tour and a key Federal Reserve speech on the U.S. economy. Private firm Pro Farmer will release a national corn…


JAPAN SAYS NUMBER OF CATTLE FED WITH RADIOACTIVE HAY HAS DOUBLED

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Some beef from the cattle contained cesium exceeding government standards and was sold to consumers. Japan’s government says the number of cattle fed with hay contaminated by radiation has doubled, two days after shipments of beef from cows raised near the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant were banned. Reportedly, there are 1,256 potentially contaminated cows, says…


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