Mississippi River Mayors at Paris UN COP 21 Meeting

A mayoral delegation representing the Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative (MRCTI) is conducting global river talks during COP 21—the United Nations meeting for the Framework Convention on Climate Change being held in Paris.


Grain, oilseed futures start Tuesday higher

Grain and oilseed futures were higher Tuesday morning after the Renewable Fuel Standards were raised by the EPA Monday afternoon. The total renewable fuels mandate was set at 18.11 billion gallons, while the ethanol mandate was raised 500 million gallons to 14.5 billion gallons, boosting corn futures. Still, lagging export inspections and better than expected U.S. production could limit the upside. Argentina plans to abolish the 20% corn export tax on Dec 10, 2015, the first day the new regime takes office. The dollar was a bit lower yet still remains above 100.0.


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