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Shrinking US cattle herd signals more pain from high beef prices

Cuts of meat are seen for sale at a butcher shop in Manhattan, New York City, US, August 8, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register CHICAGO, Aug 9 (Reuters) – US consumers grappling with soaring inflation face more pain from high beef prices as ranchers are reducing their cattle …

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Canopy shares plunge as pot producer posts another loss

A sign featuring Canopy Growth Corporation’s logo is pictured at their facility in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada, January 4, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Aug 5 (Reuters) – Canopy Growth Corp (WEED.TO), posted another core loss on Friday, denting investor hopes that the cannabis producer would …

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Cargill, Continental close US chicken deal

A Cargill logo is pictured on the Provimi Kliba and Protector animal nutrition factory in Lucens, Switzerland, September 22, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) – Cargill and Continental Grain Co said on Friday that they had closed their deal to buy Sanderson Farms …

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Griner’s lawyers tell Russian court she was prescribed medical cannabis

This content was produced in Russia where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. KHIMKI, Russia, July 15 (Reuters) – Lawyers defending US basketball player Brittney Griner told a Russian court on Friday she was prescribed medical cannabis in the United States for a chronic injury, a Reuters journalist at the courtroom …

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Ships get older and slower as emissions rules bite

Average age of vessels up more than two years since 2017 New emissions rules may force older ships to go slower One-fifth of ships fitted with energy saving devices New vessels and alternative fuels the long-term solution LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) – If shipping is the beating heart of global trade, its pulse is about …

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Irish regulator moves closer to ban on Facebook EU-US data flows

DUBLIN, July 7 (Reuters) – Ireland’s data privacy regulator moved a step closer to a ruling that could halt EU-US data transfers by Meta-owned Facebook and Instagram when it shared an updated draft order with other EU regulators on Thursday, a spokesperson said. The Data Protection Commission (DPC) issued a provisional order in 2020 to …

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US West Coast port labor contract expires, raising stakes for talks

LOS ANGELES, July 1 (Reuters) – The union and employers negotiating a new labor contract for more than 22,000 US West Coast port workers said high-stakes talks that are being closely watched by industry and the White House would continue after the agreement expired late on Friday. The agreement covers 29 Pacific Coast ports stretching …

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‘Off the charts’ chemical shortages hit US farms

CHICAGO, June 27 (Reuters) – US farmers have cut back on using common weedkillers, hunted for substitutes to popular fungicides and changed planting plans over persistent shortages of agricultural chemicals that threaten to trim harvests. Spraying smaller volumes of herbicides and turning to less-effective fungicides increase the risk for weeds and diseases to dent crop …

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Biden administration leans on Tesla for guidance in renewable fuel policy reform

June 23 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden rarely mentions electric car maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) in public. But privately his administration has leaned on the company to help craft a new policy to allow electric vehicles (EVs) to benefit from the nation’s lucrative renewable fuel subsidies, according to emails reviewed by Reuters. The Biden …

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Activist investor Carl Icahn drops proxy fight over Kroger’s pig policy, WSJ reports

June 5 (Reuters) – Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is dropping a proxy fight focused on the treatment of pregnant pigs at Kroger Co (KR.N) after losing a similar fight with McDonald’s Corp (MCD.N) last month, Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. “I congratulate the McDonald’s team on their victory in this proxy engagement and, after …

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