Grains mostly lower livestock higher

Wheat for May was off 9.50 cents at 4.2175 a bushel; May corn fell 10.75 cents at 3.4450 a bushel; May oats was up 3.50 cents at $2.9850 a bushel; while May soybeans declined 14 cents at $8.0025 a bushel.Beef and pork were higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. June live cattle rose .88 cent at $1.1195 a pound; May feeder cattle gained .48 cent at $1.3625 a pound; while May lean hogs was up .18 cent at $.8375 a pound.The Associated Press

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Republicans face tough vote on Trumpbacked budget bill

WASHINGTON — A hard-won, warts-and-all budget pact between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump is facing a key vote in the GOP-held Senate.Many conservatives are torn between supporting the president and risking their political brand with an unpopular vote to add $2 trillion or more to the government’s credit card.The Trump-supported legislation backed by the Democratic speaker would also stave off a government shutdown and protect budget gains for both the Pentagon and popular domestic programs. It’s attached to a must-do measure to lift the so-called debt limit.For many Republicans it’s a tough vote, scheduled Wednesday afternoon. The tea party-driven House GOP conference broke against it by a 2-1 margin, but pragmatists prefer the measure to a fall landscape of high-wire deadlines and potential chaos.Andrew Taylor, The Associated Press read more

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